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angel-baby-411 05-24-2008 07:23 PM

plants
 
my dad said 2 put a small plant in the tank with my bettta i put some bamboo in the tank is it nessecary

Flashygrrl 05-24-2008 07:39 PM

Bamboo isn't recommended, the part underwater will rot and sometimes there's been fertilizer added to them that will harm fish. If you could get some frill plant or anachris or water sprite and just let it float that would be better.

angel-baby-411 05-24-2008 08:11 PM

it wony kill mt fish will it?

Flashygrrl 05-24-2008 08:19 PM

Ummmm, if there's ferts in there then there could be a chance of that. Personally I don't think it's worth the risk.

angel-baby-411 05-24-2008 08:44 PM

its not like its from a flower shop its made for fishtanks like i got it from petsmart

Flashygrrl 05-24-2008 08:49 PM

well..it'll still rot except for the part growing emersed. I'd pick out some other plants and put the bamboo in a pot (no holes in the bottom) with gravel covering the roots and then fill the pot halfway with water. Makes a nice window decoration. Other plants will grow faster anyways.

It'sJames 05-24-2008 08:58 PM

Java fern, water sprite or anubias would be betta options. Anacharis is supposed to be easy, but it's always melted in my tanks. I've read that it prefers cooler water, so a betta tank might be too warm to keep it healthy, but maybe I'm wrong.

Ariel 05-24-2008 09:23 PM

Java fern is good for small tanks. It doesnt need much light and it is tough enough to handle 100% water changes. I dont have any but i hear they are really easy. :wink:

angel-baby-411 05-25-2008 09:46 AM

thanks guys ill wait a bit and see how the bamboo works out and if it bad ill buy a new plant

Cody 05-25-2008 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ariel
Java fern is good for small tanks. It doesnt need much light and it is tough enough to handle 100% water changes. I dont have any but i hear they are really easy. :wink:

But, Java Fern should be attached to something, and not buried. Driftwood works great (I have 4 Java Ferns on 1 piece in my 5G waiting to root themselves).


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