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Old 04-11-2011, 12:18 PM   #1 
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Question Plant and Bulb Question

I know i just joined yesterday and I've already made 4 threads but i have alot of questions lol...

Anyways, when i adopted my pet CT i got him some betta bulbs. It's been 2 weeks now and two are already growing. There are 3 or 4 that still need to grow. However, from what i hear, most never grow. I'm going to go get some already grown plants for the tank today from Petco. So this brings me to my question...

What plants are great for Bettas, and look great?
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Old 04-11-2011, 12:32 PM   #2 
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Java fern, anubias, water wisteria, anacharis and amazon sword (if you have a lot of gravel!) are good and easy to care for.

If the others arent growing, take them out and grow them in a separate container. they may be duds. Its cool they managed to grow a few, though, they usually just mold over.

Here's a guide on easy plants,most are found in the petsmart tubes!

http://www.bettafish.com/showthread.php?t=67565
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Old 04-11-2011, 01:34 PM   #3 
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Thank You so much!!!
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Old 04-11-2011, 02:00 PM   #4 
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Plants are wonderful. I've got java fern, bacopa and aquatic wisteria.

And feel free to ask questions. Everyone here is quite friendly and would rather you ask so you can give your betta the best life you can. :)
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I just got back from the store and got Anubias and Amazon Sword! I'm happy with them :)
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Old 04-11-2011, 03:03 PM   #6 
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I've had my bulbs for two or three months now, only one is growing (the one that looks like like an onion bulb) and verrrrrrrrry slowly. I have to clean mold off it every day. It's in a heated lighted tank FYI ;)
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Take care not to bury the rhizome of the anubias, as it will die if you do. Unless you tether it to something, let it float around...My bettas love sleeping in the leaves :D

And the amazon sword- make sure you have at least 3-4 inches of gravel that it can root into. It likes to branch out expansive, deep roots :DD

Ohhh and hey pics are cool... :B
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^^^^Thanks for the advice...

Here are the photos. Tell me if there is anything wrong with the way i planted them.


New Plants by Terrence Romero, on Flickr


Anubias 2 by Terrence Romero, on Flickr


Anubias 3 by Terrence Romero, on Flickr


Anubias by Terrence Romero, on Flickr


Amazon Sword by Terrence Romero, on Flickr
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Is the lighting i'm using good for the plants?
here is the tank i have and i use the LED lighting it came with.
http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...ductId=2752385
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To grow the plants, they need florescent lighting, LED's wont grow plants. However, both plants grow in low light and would be fine so long as they got some residual sunlight from the room :)
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