Tank: 10 gal, Betta, 4 Cory Catfish, Play Sand Substrate, 1 Anubias Nana, Water Sprites, 42W 6500K CFL, Fluval C3 Filter w/ Sponge/Batting, 81 Degrees
Does the betta, Ra, look healthy to you?
More pictures of him in link at bottom.
I've had this tank for over a year, it's my first aquarium. I do 10% water changes every 5-7 days. I let algae grow on the back wall only. I'm in the process of adding two more Anubias, Dwarven Hairgrass, and Myrio, my hope is that they will help give the Corys more cover, I am adding some driftwood for them too. The Corys are named Infinity, Ellipsis, Tweedledee, and Tweedledum.
Found multiple worms while adding the new plants to my tank, no idea what it is! Hoping it's a tubifex worm that is harmless?
Is it okay to plant an Anubias directly into the sand?
What Anubias species is the bigger one on the left?
The longest branch is nearly 1' long!
My water sprite withered away pretty badly into this thin hair like mass as can be seen in the pictures above. Ra seems to enjoy it nonetheless, but I miss when the water sprite looked more awesome and had serious roots. I did not use fertilizer, I'm hoping they will help. I picked up some Seachem Potassium and Phosphate for general ferts, I am picking up Seachem root tabs and Excel for the Hairgrass.
Do I need any other fertilizers for the water sprites or other plants? Any advice on a dosing schedule I should utilize? What caused my water sprite to wither?
Does growing hairgrass well need more light?
Thanks for reading
Edit: Status of tank after adding all plants: