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Old 09-04-2011, 11:57 PM   #1 
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Real vs. Fake

Can someone tell me if real plants are better then fake plants, and if so, why?
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:16 AM   #2 
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It all depends on what you're able to afford and care for. Both serve the same purpose for a betta, and I think you have to be alittle cautious with both in terms of tearing fins.

Live plants reduce ammonia though and look prettier in my opinion. But with fake you can have a lot of variety in color and shape.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:19 AM   #3 
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Thank you for the insight. I never really understood why one might be better then the other
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:20 AM   #4 
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With plastic plants, it's easier for a betta to tear fins, but there's an easy test to find out the probability. Just run some nylon over the plant, and if it snags, then your betta will most likely tear a fin at some point on it. That's why silk plants are recommended for fake ones.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:27 AM   #5 
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With fake there's the added benefit if being un-killable ;) For someone like me that's the major deciding factor lol. Personally I like the look of real plants more, but I CANNOT keep plants alive. A lot of the time it's just personal opinion.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:29 AM   #6 
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I suppose if you can take care of a palnt or not is a good deciding factor because cant rotting plant parts make a fish get fin rot or sick?
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:54 AM   #7 
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It can degrade water quality if there's too much rotting matter like food and dead plant bits. Some of the bacteria gets out of hand and can cause issues.
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:10 AM   #8 
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Thats what i thought might happen.
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Old 09-05-2011, 10:08 AM   #9 
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Live plants greatly improve the water quality of any size tank. There are plenty of very easy plants out there too. For example, moss balls require little to nothing!
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:49 AM   #10 
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It's not just about looks (although real looks way better than fake). Healthy live plants, especially fast growing stem plants, and floating plants, can actually greatly improve water quality. They absorb toxins in the water such as ammonia and nitrates. So real plants are better in my opinion.
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