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Old 02-24-2011, 03:15 PM   #1 
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Smile any suggestions on plants for my bettas

does anyone know any plants that do not require a lot of care that my bettas would like, they seem a little bored with so much water and just a cave. where can I get them too please.

I have a 10g aquarium, divided for 2 beautiful boys, a heater, pebbles on bottom and their caves :)

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Old 02-24-2011, 03:40 PM   #2 
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Marimo Moss balls. All you have to do is squeeze them out a little every now and then in the tank water. They colect debree and actually kind of eat it. Well, it looks that way.
If you get several, you can separate them to make more. They grow very slowly but they look very nice and green. And soft!
They will float (roll around) a while and then sink.

Anubas Nana is a good plant. That's on of my first aquarium plants (besides moss balls), it's been doing well so far and I don't add any fertilizer. It will float in the water, and it roots can be attached to a rock or drift wood. I put a small rock as a weight on the ground on a few of the roots.
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:02 PM   #3 
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Wisteria/Waterpsrite is great. It grows quickly and is really hard to kill. I've had good luck with Anubias, Crypts and even small sword plants in my 10G.
Mine was a kit and I kept the existing light and bulbs that came with purchase..everything is really thriving.

Java Fern is easy to keep as well. Sometimes it's hit and miss with plants, but those are just a few that I keep in lower light conditions without adding much to the water.

Enjoy and Good Luck!!

Also, we are going to want to see pictures!
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:09 PM   #4 
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Where is a good place to buy good quality of the plants posted above?
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:16 PM   #5 
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At the petsmart stores around here, I found one of them to have a cool variety of plants, including Wisteria, in their own tank.
Of course, you'd probably need to quarantine them by checking for snail eggs or any snails and pull them off and rinse them (the plant) off.

They also have these cylinder tubes of plants that are snail free, most are not aquarium plants but the one's that say Anubas nana are. I got the anubas in the cylinder. I think the brand is Top Fin.
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:27 PM   #6 
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I got mine from a smaller fish store. I have seen some at petsmart and other larger chains.
There are also places to order them online. Some of them will even set up packages for you depending on the particulars for your tank.

It's worth doing a bit of research and shopping with a list. Some stores sell plants that are not fully aquatic and will slowly die away once you plant them in your tank.

Though, most of the plants listed here are fairly common and readily available.
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Old 02-24-2011, 08:36 PM   #7 
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do you know what kind of online sites sell them? I found moss balls on e-bay or $3 for like 3, but will my bettas really like a ball? or would they like something to hide in?
Also about the Java fern, is it high maintenance?
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