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With stem plants or bunch plants you have to float them until they grow roots. (that is unless they have a good root system when you buy them.) his is one reason I am trying to stay away from bunch plants. It takes way to long for them to root. However I do use them quite often in my tanks with weights and placed to the rear of the tank in between large swords and ferns. They then seem to do what I want and give my boys the proper cover they need.
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In the second pic, your fish looks like it has pop-eye disease on the right eye. This might be the reason he is lying down. Look into it, it might be very harmful if the reason that causes it isn’t dealt with.
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I let my stem plants float or weight them in bunches so they have time to adjust and grow roots. They can be planted but I never do as I like the "bunch" look.
Where would I get the weights from and if I weight them they would be fine? Or would the part the weight is around die? Also are stem plants root or water column feeders?
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With stem plants or bunch plants you have to float them until they grow roots. (that is unless they have a good root system when you buy them.) his is one reason I am trying to stay away from bunch plants. It takes way to long for them to root. However I do use them quite often in my tanks with weights and placed to the rear of the tank in between large swords and ferns. They then seem to do what I want and give my boys the proper cover they need.
Thank you!!! Where can I find these weights?
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In the second pic, your fish looks like it has pop-eye disease on the right eye. This might be the reason he is lying down. Look into it, it might be very harmful if the reason that causes it isn’t dealt with.
I believe it’s just the angle but I’ll keep an eye on it, thank you
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Thank you!!! Where can I find these weights?
These are the only ones I buy. More pricey than some but double thick. I need to order more. Thanks for the reminder.

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He does look pretty. Not sure if he is blue and thats purple light.
Purple bettas are very rare. But yeh it does look his eye has a deformity Guy mentioned and
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Everyone here shared great feedback. Your tank looks wonderful and Alex is absolutely marvelous! How's he doing this evening?

Are using water conditioner?

I agree with adding more plants. You may consider adding a Catappa leaf and/or float it at the top for cover. I too recommend root tabs. You know, there's a different liquid fert called Seachem Flourish Advance. My LFStores don't have 'em in stock. A small bottle can be found online. It has so many good reviews (Of course, it depends on the plant and results vary.) So far, so good. I have a Spec V too. Cheers to that!
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He does look pretty. Not sure if he is blue and thats purple light.
Purple bettas are very rare. But yeh it does look his eye has a deformity Guy mentioned and
ive read about <img style="max-width:100%;" src="https://www.bettafish.com/images/smilies/icon_neutral.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Neutral" class="inlineimg" />
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I think it was just the angle! &#x1f601;
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Everyone here shared great feedback. Your tank looks wonderful and Alex is absolutely marvelous! How's he doing this evening?

Are using water conditioner?

I agree with adding more plants. You may consider adding a Catappa leaf and/or float it at the top for cover. I too recommend root tabs. You know, there's a different liquid fert called Seachem Flourish Advance. My LFStores don't have 'em in stock. A small bottle can be found online. It has so many good reviews (Of course, it depends on the plant and results vary.) So far, so good. I have a Spec V too. Cheers to that!
He’s much better today! Must have just been stressed from the tank redo, thank you I’ll make sure to check out the seachem flourish advance and yes I use water conditioner and I just got some bacopa which I’m leaving to float.
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