I have a 2 gallon (maybe slightly under) with a female betta in it. There is 2 fake plants that she loooves to swim through and sleep in and want to get her anacharis SUPER DUPER bad. I know she'd be in heaven!
I just don't know if it'd survive! Below I'll have super simple version for those who don't want to read everything in-depth and then below that I'll have in depth.
-Low lighting with holes in lid for lighting on top
-Will be left floating
-Tank has airstone & filter
-Tank holds 1 fish that's it
-Constant, constant, constant water changes
-Never any ammonia, nitrates, nor nitrites due to water changes
-Average alkalinity sometimes gets high, though (doesn't affect pH)
-pH is 6.5-7.8
The tank gets some daylight (not like direct sun, but daylight) and has a high room light exposure. It lights up her tank, but this is most definitely classified as LOW LIGHTING. Thing is, it's a Kritter Keeper therefore the light gets straight to the top of the water.
Here we go, it would be kept floating. No fertilizer, no CO2. I'm wondering though, if because it the tank is so small will my fish produce a modest amount of Co2 for the plant?? She's just a tiny baby though...
I do constant water changes because the tank is so small.
WATER IS WARM!! Like 82-84*. If I put in cooler water will it strive in 78*-82* water? I've heard of it mushing up and "melting" in warm water... How warm is too warm??
Has an inside filter as well. This thing has an airstone attached and bubbles like crazy. But I know there's tons of oxygen in the tank. Also some bio classes let me know this is good for the plant!
Water is HARD. No where near soft. Also, very low levels of ammonia, nitrates, and nitrites due to it being small with very frequent water changes. All of them are generally non-existant. Obviously no chlorine. pH is around 6.4-7.8. It has an average alkalinity but can get high but this doesn't affect pH because of... FREQUENT WATER CHANGES!