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Old 04-25-2012, 07:24 AM   #1 
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Plants for the betta

I wanna get some real plants for the betta I have but i'm not sure what they "prefer" I heard someone say they like floating plants such as water sprite but I am in the UK and can't find anything for water sprite anyone know what I could get here that he would like?
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:04 AM   #2 
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Duck weed is fairly common in the UK. Betta's like plants with large leaves so they can rest on them as well as use them for shelter. Anubias seems to be popular for this. There are a few people here who have Marimo moss balls (nano ones for smaller tanks) which their bettas enjoy playing with. Betta's like a lot of plants to play in and to reduce boredom. Kyon loves water wysteria and my tetras enjoy it too. Go for plants with little light requirements and bigger leaves and you're onto a winner :)
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:16 AM   #3 
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My tank has really poor lighting, and my Marimo moss balls are greener than green. :)
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:23 AM   #4 
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Marimo moss balls are also apparently really good for algae control :)
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:27 AM   #5 
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Well since they are a form of algae, they outcompete the other algae for nutrients. :)
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:42 AM   #6 
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Mine like to sleep and hang out in their Anubias. (floating)

That would be my only suggestion as I know so little about plants
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:40 AM   #7 
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Java moss and java fern are pretty much standard fare for Bettas. Both easy to find online.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:51 PM   #8 
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Any plant is better than no plants. Get whatever you feel like as long as you know you can grow it with whatever set up you have
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:00 PM   #9 
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Cool

What are nice about java moss and java fern is you attach them to a rock and don't have to plant into gravel. Great for breeding tanks!!
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:18 PM   #10 
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Marimo moss balls are also apparently really good for algae control :)
I'd be careful relying too much on this as Marimo is a slow grower. Especially if you're figuring in blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) which seems to be one of the more common ones.
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