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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-01-2019, 08:23 PM
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I've ordered from sellers on Etsy.... gotten some from LFS and Petco... even found a seller on facebook marketplace in my area that I met up with. I recently ordered from a company called Greenpro on Amazon. I was actually really happy with what I got from them! Healthy and large portions! They were a little pricy, but when I saw how much of each plant I got and how healthy the plants were I was really impressed. I'd recommend them!
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I've ordered from sellers on Etsy.... gotten some from LFS and Petco... even found a seller on facebook marketplace in my area that I met up with. I recently ordered from a company called Greenpro on Amazon. I was actually really happy with what I got from them! Healthy and large portions! They were a little pricy, but when I saw how much of each plant I got and how healthy the plants were I was really impressed. I'd recommend them!

Be careful with Greenpro plants. I once got a java fern on driftwood from them and while the piece looked great it came with stowaway pond or bladder snails.
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I have a few favorites, but the best I've seen in a long time is H2O Plants. They do sometimes have stocking issues, but they have fantastic collections of low light/low tech plants that go really well with bettas. If you're feeling adventurous, or want to seriously get into planted tanks, they have that too. They're pretty good at knowing how a plant will do in various conditions. If it started out as emerged, they'll keep it until they see some new growth immersed. My bettas love anubias leaves to lounge on. I've ordered from and visited aquarium coop, and they're awesome. I've ordered from Aquatic Arts with ok results, but they are pricey.

I also have a lot of botanicals that I add for decoration and to add tanins. I love tannin aquatics for that, and they will even curate a betta package for you if you want. I brew two cups of plain red rooiboos tea once a week and add it during water changes. It's really helped to heal up my male betta. I thought he was fin-nipping, and he was a little, but then I found my nitrates waaaay too high. He was the only fish in the tank with issues from it; it's a divided 20 long, but I had shoulder surgery a couple of months ago and wasn't doing water changes frequently enough.

MTS snails were deliberately introduced to my tanks to keep the substrate stirred. Pink Ramshorns were introduced to breed quickly and be fed to pea puffers. My female betta kills these if they wander into her partition in my 20 long.
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Be careful with Greenpro plants. I once got a java fern on driftwood from them and while the piece looked great it came with stowaway pond or bladder snails.
Thanks for the advice! I quarantined them for a few weeks a luckily no snails (or eggs on close inspection) showed up.
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Thanks everyone for the feedback! I'd heard about aquatic arts before too and had heard good things. And thanks for the heads up about Greenpro. I know with my old betta tank a couple years ago I had ordered something off amazon, I think it was luffy java moss? Anyway, that brought pest snails and flat worms into my tank and the worms freaked me out so it definitely made me wary about ordering plants online again, but I love the selections that online provides versus in store.

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Belatedly.... Aquaswap on Reddit. I've gotten some really good deals on nice plants.

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