Plants for Betta fish – Find live plants that are good to put in ..





The key to growing plants is how much light they will receive. If you get a double fluorescent bulb for your 5 gallon tank, you should be able to grow medium to low-light requiring plants.

Anubias (dwarf varieties) Cryptocorynes (short varieties like 'wendtii') Valisneria spirilis, Java Fern and Java moss are all small low light plants. Stem plants like Hornwort, Anacharis and Wisteria will all grow, too, but may grow so fast you might need to keep only the growing tip and discard the older part of the plant.

In my experience, Amazon Swords are pretty tall growing plant that need lots of light. The one exception (or possibly just the only one I've succeeded with) is the Ozelot Sword which has leaves that are mottled red and green when young. It also stays rather short, for a sword plant, so it would fit in a five gallon tank. The other plants I've enjoyed working with are the "betta Bulbs" that are sold as tiny dried tuber in plastic packaging. These are members of the apogeneton family. Different varieties are included in the mix and some of these become very long-lived and beautiful plants.

If your local Petco has a good aquatic section. you should be able to find great plants there. Just make sure the plants you buy are truly aquatic plants. My Petco stores stock many plants that can take very wet conditions but fail if completely submerged. Liriope, Spathiphyllum, Dracaena sanderiana (lucky bamboo) and Pothos/Philodendron are some of these.

Remember that your petco will special order for you if there's a specific type of plant you want but don't find in stock.

(Photo above is my 30 gallon tank. Fish include Yo-Yo Loaches, Harlequin and Espei Rasboras and one Red Tail Black Shark. Plants include Hygrophila 'Temple' (on either end), Wisteria (ferny plant in the center left), Cryptocorynes (center and foreground) and Dwarf Anubias (foreground right). Lighting is double bulb fluorescent in a room with a southern exposure and lots of natural light .)



Best of Luck

Randy

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Plant roots do not provide adequate food for betta fish. Bettas are omnivorous; in nature, they eat mostly insects and insect larvae. A diet consisting of plant roots may keep them alive for a while, but since it lacks the proper nutrients, the fish eventually become sick and die. A plant placed at the top of a vase may also restrict access that the fish needs to obtain oxygen, since bettas (known as “labyrinth fishes”) take their oxygen from the surface of the water.

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