Do I Have Enough Plants?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by KarlsJr, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. KarlsJr

    KarlsJr New Member Member

    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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  2. mickmanin

    mickmanin New Member Member

    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.
  3. Caleb Smith

    Caleb Smith Valued Member Member

    Plants arent 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?
  4. Dave125g

    Dave125g Fishlore Legend Member

    There's never enough plants. Lol
  5. OP

    KarlsJr New Member Member

    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.

    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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  6. lilabug4545

    lilabug4545 Well Known Member Member

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

    aussieJJDude Well Known Member Member

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

    Becknewt24 Valued Member Member

    I would remove those 2 small plants.

    And anubias (real plant) is low maintenance.
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