Can you put live plants in with betta fish?

Not only will live plants make your betta aquarium look awesome, they can actually help maintain the quality of the aquarium water! In the wild bettas would take refuge in plants and sometimes build a bubble nest around them, so live plants will make a betta feel right at home.
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What live plants are safe for betta fish?

Top 10 Betta Fish Plants for Your Aquarium
  • Java Fern. Java fern is one of the most well-liked plants in the aquarium hobby because of its long, thick leaves and low maintenance care. ...
  • Anubias. ...
  • Marimo Moss Ball. ...
  • Cryptocoryne. ...
  • Water Sprite. ...
  • Betta Bulb. ...
  • Sword Plant. ...
  • Vallisneria.
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Can betta fish live with live plants?

Plants are great for betta tanks because they provide hiding places, make the tank feel more natural, and keep your betta entertained. Live plants produce more oxygen and help remove ammonia, they also harbor beneficial bacteria, reduce algae problems and create a more natural environment.
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Do betta fish like plants in their tank?

Plants are great for Betta bowls or aquariums, as Bettas like to nestle among the leaves to rest; but not to eat! Although some report that Bettas will nibble on a plant for food, that is not true. Bettas require meaty foods and are not plant eaters in nature.
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How many plants does a betta need?

For a natural-looking habitat, try to only use two or three different plant species. It is often easier to plant these plants once the tank is already partially filled with water.
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What is the best habitat for a betta fish?

The natural habitat of Siamese fighting fish is in large, heavily vegetated marshes, rice paddies and slow moving streams of South Asia (in Thailand and Cambodia) which although they are shallow, are deeper and provide a much more varied environment than the majority of fish tanks.
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Do betta need light at night?

Bettas, like most other animals, need light and darkness to stay physically and mentally well. Fish don't necessarily 'sleep'. They rest and conserve their energy when the night hits, but they still prefer it to be dark.
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How do you know if a betta is happy?

Effortless Swimming

A happy betta will swim around their tank daily. Sometimes they will move almost lazily about, and other times they'll flit from side to side quickly. If the betta appears to have no trouble swimming and isn't leaning to the side or struggling, your betta is healthy and happy.
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Can betta fish have toys?

Betta fish do like to explore and interact with toys in their environment. Bettas can be taught tricks using toys such as ping pong balls and hoops or a using a fish training kit.
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Do LED lights bother fish?

Fish are not as reliant on light as plants. In general, aquarium owners can use incandescent, fluorescent, or LED lights for fish but should be aware of the heat issues that incandescent lights cause.
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Are live plants good for a fish tank?

Plants not only look great in a fish aquarium, but they provide a whole host of other amazing benefits. They act as great filtration, provide the water with oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide created by tank inhabitants, combat algae growth and provide shelter for your fish to hide in.
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Can you put plants in an Uncycled tank?

When a tank is not cycled it contains high ammonia. And when you plant delicate plants in an un-cycled tank the plants will melt by the ammonia. Also, the process of melting the delicate plants will speed up if you're using a nutrient-rich substrate because it contains ammonia.
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Can you leave aquarium plants in pots?

Yes, always take your aquarium plants out of their pot. This is primarily to remove the rock wool in which the roots are grown. If you have goldfish that like to dig up plants, you can re-pot the plant into a new pot. Now that you know you should take the plants out of the plastic pots, it's important to know why.
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Do Bettas like decorations?

Bettas Love Hiding Spots

Introducing decorations to your tank gives your betta fish opportunities to hide, allowing it the time to slowly become familiar with its surroundings. This is great for your fish's wellbeing. Bettas often hide in the wild too, underneath logs, on top of leaves and inside shipwrecks.
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What can I put with my betta fish?

5 Best Tank Mates for Betta Fish
  1. Kuhli Loaches. These eel-like oddball fish grow to about 3.5 inches long and are great scavengers for picking up any excess food your betta drops. ...
  2. Ember Tetras. ...
  3. Malaysian Trumpet Snails. ...
  4. Harlequin Rasboras. ...
  5. Cory Catfish.
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How soon can I add live plants to my aquarium?

You can add live plants at any point. When you are setting up your aquarium, you can add plants directly after you added the water. If there is a substrate, the water will still be cloudy. In established tanks, you are free to add plants whenever.
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Do aquarium plants help ammonia?

Under the right conditions, aquarium plants can improve an aquarium's water quality. Healthy aquarium plants absorb nitrogen compounds including nitrite and ammonia from the water. The fact is, keeping plants healthy and happy takes more work than most people realize.
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What do I do with new plants in my aquarium?

Hydrogen Peroxide Dip
  • Grab a bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide and mix it with water. ...
  • Place the plants into the solution for 20 minutes. ...
  • Take the plants out of the solution and rinse them thoroughly in the sink.
  • Place them into a container with dechlorinated water or straight into the quarantine tank.
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Are fish happier with plants?

Live aquarium plants produce oxygen and absorb some of the carbon dioxide, ammonia and other harmful nitrates that your fish generate. This puts less strain on your filtration system (though should never be used to replace your filter) and helps maintain good water quality, keeping your fish happier and healthier.
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Do plants eat fish poop?

Here's how it works: Fish are typically raised in indoor tanks, troughs or outdoor ponds, where they produce excrement. The water with the waste from the tank flows to a hydroponics tray where plants grow in the water without soil. The waste is toxic to the fish but is a rich fertilizer for the plants.
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Do Live plants make aquarium water cloudy?

Yes! Live plants have "good" bacteria and other microbes on them, which help establish the biological balance in the aquarium. Live plants compete for nutrients and help starve out microbes that cause cloudy water.
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Do betta fish like colorful lights?

Not Enough Light

Just as your betta tank should have a filtration system and a heater, it should also have lighting. If your betta is kept in very dim or dark conditions, he may lose some of his beautiful, vibrant colors.
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Which Colour light is best for aquarium?

Red, blue and green LEDs are in popular use for standard aquarium lighting since these light temperatures greatly enhance the colors of the objects inside the aquarium. The colors of aquatic plants appear much more rich and vibrant, red fish, shrimp and of course red-leaved stem plants look much flashier.
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Do fish like blue light at night?

No, you should not keep a blue light or any other colored light on in your fish tank through the night. Unless you have nocturnal fish, they depend on light cycles to maintain their sleep cycle. Leaving a light on at night will disturb this cycle and result in sleep-deprived and stressed fish.
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