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Do you need to use a plant for your Betta?

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2006-02-18 08:34:40
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If you have a huge tank than yes but if you have a 1/2 galon bowl I would say no. No, it is not necessary, but it is a nice thing to have. Live aquarium plants will reduce the amount of nitrates in the water, leaving it cleaner and making your betta happier. Also, the bettas like to rest on the leaves and play in the plant. Even bettas in a small bowl will appreciate the luxury of a plant- they can hide behind it, and find shade if it is too light. Bettas will NOT eat a plant- they are carnivorous and subsist on betta bites, brine shrimp, bloodworms, etc. I suggest easy to grow plants such as java fern, java moss, elodea (aka anarchis) for the bowl. Java fern will survive in low light so that may be the best for you. However, I have elodea in my fishbowl and it's doing beautifully. It also depletes the water of nutrients so that algae will not grow. If you use a plastic plant, make sure it is not sharp so it cannot hurt the betta.

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