What are the pros and cons of floating plants? I think they seem kind of interesting but not sure if they would get out of hand really quickly
What kind do you have?Bettas love floating plants! I gave my mom some floating red rooters. She has a male betta in her 55 gallon community tank. He has claimed the floatong plants as his spot. He puffs up whenever fish come near it.
Personally, I love floating plants. I made a barrier out of plastic straws to keep them contained. My fish seem to like them, too. My shrimp hang upside down on them, even the larger bamboo shrimp. It’s adorable. One plus is that the cover can make fish feel safer.
I have liquid ferts so I don't think that would be a huge issueagree with everything above, but i'd like to add that they might also compete for nutrients with other water column feeder plants in the tank, like anubias and java fern.
I got some hornwort for a floating plant for my betta. it shed needles like crazy and I decided to take most of it out instead of waiting for it to adjust. I have one single spangle of frogbit that I got from the lfs for free (it was the only one floating around in their plant tank) and it's currently trying to make babies.
I only have a few java fern.yeah, I use liquid ferts too, but I also have a lot of anubias and java fern.
Aren't there some that are longer that float? I'm thinking like anarchis or hornwort or guppy grass or something. Maybe I'm wrongParticularly good for ponds, but you do need to keep removing some if they take over.
Great for fry tanks and breeding boxes.
I don't really like the look in a tank, as all you see are the roots unless you're looking down from the top (in say, like a coffee table tank or something), then I think they'd look awesome, but that's just personal preference.