Eldachleich- The planter you picked is very nice! I think the Lotus you are concidering should look great.
I would suggest. covering the sirgace with water lettuce until the Lotus gets established. Bettas tend to jump without cover over the surface. I've keep my in open top tanks cover with water lettuce. All my beta jumps attempts have happened when I removed a large amt. of the water lettuce.
I'd think the Lotus will cover most of the surface when it matures. i think the simplisity of eventually have just the planter, Lotus and Betta will e outstanding.!
Thank you! They wanted $80 for it (which something like this would normally cost around $160 near me), but it had a slight chip on the edge of the rim. So we got it for $40. Pretty good deal if you ask me.
I don't intend to put a betta in this thing until its all planted.
It all depends on my local nursery. Their buyer for the aquatic section is supposed to call me on friday. I'm going to see if they can get me a teacup lotus. If they can I'll combo it with some marginals And tons of floaters.
I'll be buying a package of dwarf water lettuce soon. I want everything to be mini lol..
If they can't get me one I'll be buying a dwarf lily online and planting that until spring when I can order a teacup lotus. Thinking Helvola.
Something about this container makes me thing it need creamy - white flowers. So I think a Helvola lily or BabyDoll lotus are what I'm shooting for.
I agree that floaters are key. They make them feel so comfortable that I put them in my betta tanks with lids.
Thats exactly what I hope to have. A mini lotus taking over the pot. With a few mini floaters. And a betta.
Right now I have a concern. There are lots of constant little beads of water forming on the side and the ground below is always a little wet.