There are many types of aquatic plants but not all are suitable for your aquarium and Betta. If you’re ready to add plants to your freshwater aquarium, here are some tips for you. Live plants for betta fish provide natural filtration for the water, keeps fish healthy and can even breed them.

Aquarium plants used by fish reduce carbon dioxide, provide shade and shelter for their reproduction and as food and comfort in their healthy aquarium’s environment. Therefore, some list of plants for betta fish where you can choose should be suitable to use in your aquarium. Rocks, logs, driftwood and some ornaments may also be used.

Before you choose, try to go through and get ready all necessary equipment’s for your aquarium. Choose the best live plants for betta fish. Take time in doing it, as rushing may not work.

Your aquarium needs to go through cycling process, water quality, temperature and led lighting where the parameters vary widely. That is why most experienced fish keeper’s advice you to wait for a period of time before putting the betta in. However, plants don’t require time.
Just be sure to get the correct tools and kit to avoid harming the plants when planting.

Choose the right plants and classified them accordingly. Rooted plants, floating plants and cuttings require various types of light and there are certain setup that make your plants grow much more effectively. Rooted plants form a major proportion of the aquarium plants and have diverse leaf.

Carpeting plants like Java Moss, Willow Moss and Water Wisteria tend to stay low to the ground and spread horizontally across the floor of your aquarium. They are recognizable by the leaf, shapes and colors and they make a great foreground. These are the live plants for betta fish to keep the water quality and help’s to filters a lot of water.

Amazon Sword Plants

Amazon Sword Plants

Amazon Sword Plants

The Amazon Sword Plant is the staple of most aquarium and are easily grown and well maintained. They looked beautiful when arranged in the center of the tank. They are planted in the sand in a moderate deep container in the tank.

Their leaves are large and green in appearance and can tolerate the water temperature of 26°C. They require moderate bright light for healthy growth and development. It is use for background decoration, for hiding, plumbing and protection.

Java Fern

Java Fern

Java Fern

Java Fern requires low maintenance and has an appealing look to the aquaria. This plant is able to be planted in any area of the aquarium. They are semi-striped and have thick leaves in appearance. They prefer water temperature of 26°C. They grow in low medium light and are used for decoration and protection.

Dwarf Sagittaria

Dwarf Sagittaria Carpet

Dwarf Sagittaria Carpet

Dwarf Sagittaria which is an easily maintained plant makes it perfect for the middle ground of your aquaria. Place Dwarf Sagittaria around driftwood and stone ornament is a perfect match.

The green leaves look vibrant in appearance and grow best in water temperature of 26°C. Medium light is preferred and its uses are for decoration and protection especially with some driftwood and stone.

Water Milfoil

Water Milfoil

Water Milfoil

This species grows freely from cuttings placed in the water. This plant grows rapidly and quickly overcrowd the tank. In order to avoid congestion in the tank, therefore thinning must be done periodically and checking of your own is a must.

Grows best in water temperature of 26°C. Tolerates well in bright light. It is use for decoration, hiding, breeding and protection.

Dwarf Hairgrass

Dwarf Hairgrass

Dwarf Hairgrass in aquarium

Dwarf Hairgrass looks beautiful and grows perfectly well with dark sand or soil. It is easy to grow and you only need to do some trimming of your own. They are small to medium size in appearance.

Tolerates well in most environments with water temperature 26°C.  They prefer bright lighting conditions and can be used for decoration, carpeting and protection.

Java Moss

Java Moss

Java Moss Plant

This one is one of the most common plants in a tank. Most fish keepers would use this because it requires less maintenance, difficult to kill and grows quickly. You can attach a rock or log and it will crawl over the surface of your tank. It has been known to float, so it’s best advised to attach it to prevent from floating away.

They are carpet like pattern in appearance. Can tolerate water temperature of up to 32°C. They can grow well in any light and can be used for decoration, stabilization, carpeting, protection and breeding certain types of fish.

Eelgrass

American Eelgrass

Eelgrass

Eelgrass can be present in most aquarium which is an attractive plant and has narrow strap leaves with spiral-shape flower – stalk in appearance. Easily grown under favorable conditions. They multiply rapidly and are planted in sand placed in a plastic bowl.

It requires bright light for healthy growth and development. It tolerates well in water temperature of 26°C. It is used for protection and decoration in the background. This live plants for betta fish are great because the fish can hide itself in the live plants.

Cabomba

Cabomba Plant

Cabomba

Cabomba species are usually grown for cuttings. The cuttings should be grown in bowl containing sand. The plants grow moderately well and prefer bright moderate light.

The appearance of the leaves are dark green and fine leaf shape. The water temperature is 26°C. It is used for decoration and protection.

Hornwort

Hornwort Plant

Hornwort Plant

The Hornwort is occasionally found in the aquarium for most hobbyist and fish keepers. This plant hardly form roots and float in the water. The leaves are arranged as whorls and have fine stem looking. You don’t have to worry about this live plants for betta fish because as it mention it a hardy plant and save you a lot of trouble.

Just place them in the aquaria and they thrives well under environmental conditions. Prefer low light and ideal for construction of bubble nest. Water temperature is 26°C. Good uses for protection, decoration and hiding.

 

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