Bamboo in Betta tank

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by Number1Sticky, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Number1Sticky

    Number1StickyValued MemberMember

    Would it be ok to put a bamboo plant in my betta tank? Not as a food source. Just for decoration. And there would be plenty of room at the top for air. :)
  2. Junne

    JunneFishlore LegendMember

    I don't see why not! Just make sure that the bamboo stalks are out of the water. They can only be submerged partially and not fully!
  3. sirdarksol

    sirdarksolFishlore LegendMember

    To expand on what jwebbe said: "Lucky bamboo" (not actually bamboo, but a type of dracaena) needs to have its leaves out of the water so it can breathe. It will survive for awhile if it's completely submerged, but will eventually die and foul up the water.

    If you're looking for a fully aquatic plant that's easy to grow and would do well in a betta tank, you might want to consider Java fern or anubias.