I can't seem to find any nice looking SAFE fake plants for my 3 gallon critter keeper so I'm now looking into live plants. Does anyone have any suggestions? Right now I have 2 ghost shrimp and a male VT. And decorations include this cave:
And I have white gravel as well. Also from PetSmart.
Personally I would remove the plastic plants attached to the cave and attach some anubias, Java fern or Java moss instead. The broad leaves of anubias and Java fern make good resting places for your betta, and they are all easy plants to look after.
You can use fishing line or superglue to attach the plants to the cave, and eventually, the plants should attach by themselves.
+1 to the attaching anubias. :) I reckon it would look awesome in front of a tall stem plant like ambulia or cabomba, with a java fern behind it and off to the side slightly. You could place it on top of some java fern for a really nice look. :)
On the other side of the tank I would put another java fern or a bunch of anacharis/elodea. It would be a nice balance, I think.