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Jouerviolin
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Hi, I currently have a 3.7 gallon tank with a betta and a cabomba plant. Is there any other plants that are good for the betta? I'm sure I'll just stick to what I have so far, but anything were to happen to the plant, I'd like to know what else I can use to put in the tank.

Also, should I invest in a light? right now, there is none.
Post InfoPosted 24-Jan-2009 20:24Profile PM Edit Report 
brandeeno
 
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almost any low light and low maintenance plant will be good. hornwort, dwarf onions, java moss, java fern, etc...

what kind of lighting do you have and does the tank/bowl have a filter?

just a few questions to take into consideration!

-Brandon

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Jouerviolin
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No lighting right now, I'm not quite sure if I should have one. Also, I had bought the tank as a set for goldfish, so there's a Hagen Elite mini filter.

From what an employee said at the aquarium store, I didn't need to do any additional maintenance for the cabomba plant. But I rather not have that plant die on me and then create chaos for my tank.
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brandeeno
 
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not much you need to do, trim the stems as they grow, when you do a WC rinse them off if they are full of debris, and replant the cuttings as the plant grows... you should be fine they are EASY plants IMO.

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keithgh
 
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EditedEdited by keithgh
It can be a bit difficult to grow plants with out light.
I would stick with what you have at the moment and see how it grows before you make any more plant purchases.

Just as well you did not have a gold fish in that very small tank. If that is the same store who sold you that tank for Goldfish I would be looking for another LFS that info they gave you is totally wrong.
Have a look at what size they can grow to.
Gold fish size

Have a look in [link=My Profile] http://www.fishprofiles.com/forums/member.aspx?id=1935[/link] for my tank info
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Jouerviolin
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Hmm, well, my tank seems a bit dim since the top is one solid color (a purplish blue). I guess I can just go for a really small fluorescent lamp.

Wow, that a large goldfish... well, it was one of those goldfish starter kits and it was on sale. Looking around at what was available to me at the time, it was the cheapest for the size.

As for looking for another LFS store... I was just lucky enough to have a friend loan me her car because she was going away for vacation, and that store was the closest one to me. I don't trust them that much anyways, as I'm more of a "research online" guy and the one guy who ask me if I needed help tried to sell me one of those betta death boxes and that they were "easy" maintenance.

If there's any good online aquarium store, I'dlove to know. I don't mind the wait, especially when I'm in school.
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brandeeno
 
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try

big al's
dr foster and smith
and even petco/petsmart even have good sales on occasion for kits and odds and ends.



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ScottF
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I have a male Betta in a 10g, with floating and planted anacharis, wisteria, a small sword, contortion val. I run my tank lites for about 10 hrs a day and the betta gets along very well in this environment. The flaoting anacharis sort of breaks up the direct light, giving the Betta a place to hide, he also likes to sit in the swords, or under their leaves...
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