Do I Have Enough Plants?

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This is my first aquarium so I'm not sure if I need more plants for my betta to hide in. I'm also not sure if the 2 small plants might damage my betta's fins.

I know live plants would be better, but I'd like to start with something as low maintenance as possible.
 

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More plants is never a bad thing, but with a small aquarium like that, I wouldn't go overboard. If your Betta is comfortable with the current setup, leave it as is.
 

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Plants aren't necessary for Bettas although they do imitate their natural habitat which can have some benefits in the long term. Being your first aquarium, is your tank cycled? Also, do you have a heater?
 
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Thanks for all of the input! She's pretty active so I just want to make sure there's enough room for her to swim around.

Caleb Smith said:
Plants aren't necessary for Bettas although they do imitate their natural habitat which can have some benefits in the long term. Being your first aquarium, is your tank cycled? Also, do you have a heater?
Yes, it is cycled. There's a heater in the back keeping it at 79.5 F but it's hard to see because of the curvature of the tank. Here's a side view where you can see it better.
 

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I would get a floating toy (like the ZooMed floating log), but I think you’d be good.
 

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Id try and get some plants the reach the surface, they enjoy cruising around and hiding under them from my experiences.
 

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