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low light surface plants

im setting up a very shallow tank for a betta, and am looking for surface and floating plants that a betta would enjoy. any reccomendations would be appreciated. low-med light prefered. tank will be 90 gal but only full to 5-10 inches. thanks
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-15-2006, 03:38 AM
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duckweed grows in almost any conditions if thats the type of plant your lookin for.
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duckweed would not make a good hiding place for a betta, water sprite is a good idea, ty for your posts.
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Hornwort, floater, low light.

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Plus if the duckweed one day manages to cover the surface (its ultimate goal in life, but not as easy in low light) the betta might find breathing a bit harder to do.
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hornwart is better for this tank, im into low light / sunlight tanks. i do have a pond that i want to give water sprite a go. i've had luck with one floating plant but cant identify it, maybe one of you can? did not notice the frog when taking this, but shows what im going for with the betta. http://www.plecofanatics.com/gallery...o=9075&cat=500
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The one with the roundish leaves?
That's a pennywort (Hydrocotyle leucocephala).
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yes! thank you
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frogbit? i dunno what the scientific name is

Edit: sorry i wanst trying to guess what the round plant was, i was suggesting a floating low light plant.
except it grows long long roots that i periodically trim so that might be a problem

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no its pennywort, looking for more similar low light plants.
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