Wear extra sunscreen in North America, especially this spring as the insanely bitter cold winter and repeated “polar vortexes” which swept across North America have made the (annual springtime) ozone hole nastier than usual.
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Anonymous asked: Hi! you seem to know your fish stuff. So I was wondering what kind of plants would be good for a betta, or if there are any I should avoid? and if you could recommend any certain kind of substrate? Also, what kind of care do aquatic plants require? Does the treatment of water (cycling, dechlorinator, etc.) have to be any different? Basically can you tell me everything I need to know about going planted? Or link me to some articles? Haha
Hello, ANON! :D
I, unfortunately, have a knack of killing all my plants. (All of them. Every. Last. One. I killed “Wysteria” Which is a weed. I killed a weed. Let that sink in.)
So, m’dear! I direct you to the people who know their stuff:
peaceypanic, fishmostly, fishesnstuff, smaugthebetta
I’m sorry I can’t help more! D: I wish I could. ;c;
Ah! No, I’m afraid I’m not knowledgable in the planted tank area, sorry :c. I’m actually looking into it ( possibly going planted in a few months, but trying to do some research first so I do it right), but I’m fairly new to the whole fish thing so I am not the person to come to for help. I’m flattered though!
eep ! Sorry! ;c;
I just figured since your betta was probably the most precious thing ever you maybe had a few tips! But… anon, you should follow them anyway because they’re awesome
Hehe he is pretty adorable isnt he :3 but nahh, I can help with other things, like general care and what not, but not so much with live plants. I’m working on that. But it’s all good! (:
Water conditioner: amquel or prime
Substrate: ecocomplete plant, flourite(rinsed well), or cheap play sand with root tabs.
I say star off with things like anacharis, water sprite(any hygrophila variation), Anubis grows kind of slow, check out plantedtank.net for plant profiles, very useful!
Fyi, wisteria isn’t compatible with hornwort or milfoil.
Many plants fight each other with toxins they release in the water.
This is why it’s important to scrape algae and do water changes afterward.