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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 02:17 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

I'm just in the process of setting up a 5 gallon planted tank, with the hopes of eventually breeding Betta Splendens (I have a 7 gallon that will house the female when the time comes). I'm wondering if there are any lilies that will survive in such a small environent, since I'll need leaves on the surface of the tank fro breeding anyway. Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-13-2009, 04:29 AM
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I personally like the Red Root Floaters (Not sure of their scientific name off the top of my head). I think they look pretty cool. Thats just one suggestion, there are plenty others, but that should be something for you to look into for now at least.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-15-2009, 02:23 AM
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For your bettas you might consider using dried indian almond leaves, they seem to really encourage bettas to spawn and they also will give your boy a place to build his nest, and would probably be more effective than living plants. I highly suggest perusing this site: as they have a lot of experience with breeding bettas and taking care of the fry. There are a lot of difficulties that come with spawning and raising fry, and these people are very kind and helpful. Best of luck with your spawn! I hope you'll let us see baby pictures as well as some shots of mom and dad. :3
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