Originally Posted by Deadpool
I was thinking about switching up the gravel in my betta tank, possibly to black. Can anyone recommend what color would bring out the colors of my red veiltail more, along with the LED lighting? And plants? I would like to do some live plants. But I really don't have time for their requirements, so I started using plastic ones, and I think they ripped his fins cause he was always rubbing up against them. Then I switched to a couple silk ones, that he don't really pay attention to. Moss balls? I need alternatives.
In my tank I have Moneywort (which has many small, round leaves on the stalks), two Arrow-somethings (I believe they were called Arrowroots...which has large, rounded leaves that are GREAT for them to lay on [[they love it!]]), Aluminum plant (I forget if that's what it's called, but it has the word Aluminum in it...also has rounded leaves). They arent hard to take care of at all, just make sure that they can get a good root system going by burying them under the gravel.