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Which plants looking good for betta tanks, I have 5 gal fluorite substrate tank and a betta, suggestions and thought, how to plant java fern and other plants?
 

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Anything that doesn't get to big.

Java fern and Anubias come to mind.
 

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Java fern should be attached to decor. It has what looks like a thick root but this is a rhizome and will rot if buried. The actual roots are thin and hair like.
 

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Can you plant java fern in fluorite? Ive read somewhere that you cannot planted in fluorite or any substrate.

It is best attached to a rock or wood. You can super glue it to whatever you like. the rhizome will rot if it is covered by gravel. Same for Anubias.
 

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I have anubias nana in my 5 gallon betta tank. They grow smaller than regular anubias. I even have some attached to the tall stemware wineglass using string where the beta likes to relax in. Anubias are slow growing large leafed plants that only need low lighting. I fertilize just a bit with seachem flourish comprehensive.
 

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Which plants looking good for betta tanks, I have 5 gal fluorite substrate tank and a betta, suggestions and thought, how to plant java fern and other plants?

Hey! you will need to attach the java fern plant to a hard surface like driftwood or rock. You can use a rubber band, super glue, or thread to attach the plant to the driftwood. Here are some useful articles that can help:

Java Fern Care

How To Plant Java Fern?

Cheers!
 

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