Betta Fish Plants
How to Add Live Plants to Your Betta’s Home
Live plants are a great addition to any aquarium, particularly for Bettas. Live plants not only add beauty to
your tank, they also soak up harmful bacteria, add oxygen to the water and provide a soft, comfortable place for
your Betta to sleep. Live plants are vital in aquariums that contain more than one Betta, as it allows the Bettas
to hide when they feel threatened.
Though those green roots look tempting, Bettas are not vegetarians and will not feed off the plants! Remember to
feed your Betta regularly and do not allow your Betta to rely on the its Betta fish plants for its nourishment.
When choosing Betta fish plants, make sure that it looks healthy and is bright green. Before
introducing it to the tank, keep it aside for a week to make sure that it does not contain any parasites or
diseases. Sometimes a plant brought home from the pet store will hatch bugs which can make your Betta sick, so be
sure to allow it a week to site alone before adding it to the tank.
Types of Betta Fish Plants
There are several types of plants that are suitable for your Betta’s home. The two most important
characteristics for any aquarium plant is that it not be poisonous to you or your Betta and that its roots,
branches and leaves are soft, without rough or pointed edges. This will prevent damage to your Betta’s fins. The
best Betta fish plants for your Betta are Java Fern, Java Moss and Water Sprite.
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Java Fern: This southeast Asian plant is easy to grow and requires little maintenance: little light and no air
filtration system. The Java Fern can grow up to 10 inches tall and five inches wide. It’s leaves are long,
resembling thin leaves of lettuce. To start growing, simply place the Java Fern in the water, with it’s roots
hanging downward. Make sure there is a large rock or wood in the tank so that it can attach its roots.
Java Moss: Though this plant requires little means to survive (little sun), its rapid reproduction requires a
watchful eye. If left without pruning for more than two weeks, it can easily overtake a five-gallon tank! To grow,
spread a thin layer over a rock or drift wood. The plant thrives best when placed near an air pump so that debris
does not pile up in the moss.
Water Sprite: This fast growing plant resembles a branch from an evergreen tree with yellow or green leaves.
Though Bettas love these Betta fish plants, it requires a lot of sun light to flourish. A florescent bulb
turned on for eight hours each day (two watts per gallon) will do the trick.
To grow, simply bury the roots under gravel. As the plant grows, it will float to the top of the tank, its roots
leaving the gravel. Weekly water changes are needed with this plant, as it produces high levels of nitrates.
Remove any roots or leaves that turn brown or appear soggy. Rotting plants will produce high nitrate levels in
the water and could poison your Betta. If the plant grows too large, preventing your Betta from swimming with ease,
cut off a few branches of the plant and trim the roots. When cleaning your tank, remove the plant and gently rinse
with cold water. This is a good time to check for any decay.
If your plant requires sunlight, be careful as to how this affects the temperature of the water. Remember,
Bettas need a constant water temperature between 72 and 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
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