Plant Options

  1. QQQUUUUAADDD Well Known Member Member

    Hey guys. Spring break is coming in a day so I wanted to do a fish tank project over the break. I'm thinking of switching the 10 to PFS and starting a 5 gallon planted betta tank. Can you give me plant options?

    10 Gallon Info: Aqueon T8 Floramax Bulb (1.5 wpg)
    PFS substrate

    5 Gallon: Zoo Med Ultrasun or Aqueon Colormax (2 wpg)
    What substrate is good for a betta and plants?

    Please giveme some plant options! :)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Daac Well Known Member Member

    I really like micro swords and java ferns... I have a tendency to kill every plant that goes into my tanks and so far micro swords and java ferns have done the best. You could try stuff like wisteria, java moss, flame moss, compacta, najas, swords, anubias... all pretty easy to care for plants. I have to say micro swords have to be my favorite though... they make a really neat carpet.
     

  3. Lexi03 Well Known Member Member

    I have had good luck with java moss, java fern, crypts, anubias and aponogeton in my low light tanks.
     

  4. QQQUUUUAADDD Well Known Member Member

    Thanks guys! I'm definitely using anubia, crypt, java fern.
     

  5. jerilovesfrogs Fishlore VIP Member

    easy plants i like are dwarf sag, crypts, vals, java fern, mosses, anubias, najas grass, microsword, ozelot sword
     
  6. QQQUUUUAADDD Well Known Member Member

    Thanks Jeri!

    One more question. What is the best substrate for plants that is betta friendly and looks nice?
     
  7. psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    Sand.
     
  8. QQQUUUUAADDD Well Known Member Member

    Psalm, I've heard that sometimes bettas can choke on sand. Is that right? Is Seachem Fluorite Black good?
     
  9. psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    I've had black sand in all my Betta tanks, 3 to date.
     
  10. QQQUUUUAADDD Well Known Member Member

    Ohh, ok i might use black sand.
     
  11. psalm18.2 Fishlore Legend Member

    I really like the Estes brand. Never tried fluorite sand, only substrate for plants.