Glass Vase with live plants with decorative rocks and a betta fish...cool centerpiece idea
One of my bettas, Fishie, has been living in a 1 1/2 gal. betta vase with a plant at the top...and, mind you, the plant was always kept trimmed. Well, as most of you know, bettas blow bubbles because they are healthy and happy (and for breeding purposes). Well, Fishie never blew very many bubbles at all. I would see a couple floating around here and there, but not many. Well, I took the plant out and..... what do you know?...
If this educator and scientist are ok with the plant/fish bowl combo, why are so many people not ok with it? I agree that supplemental food and cleanings are necessary to ensure the health of the fish. But I am not a scientist so I for one will not say that it is a bad idea. Does anyone know how far a betta swims in the wild? In the wild does it like to hide in the roots of plants? Maybe it keeps to a small habitat and hides in the roots for safety reasons.... if so, then the vase with a plant (roots) sounds like an ok alternative to being in the wild and like it was pointed out in this thread, pet store bettas were never in the wild, they were breed in captivity for captivity and they would not survive if released into the wild.
Beta Fish Plant Craft ~~ I have seen these and wanted it
The Easiest Way to Make a Betta Fish & Peace Lily Aquarium in a Vase!
Many people choose to go with a Betta fish vase because they pair very well with certain live plants such aspeace lilies. The plant and fish actually provide a mutually beneficial environment for one another, and make for avery attractive decorative display. The fish is benefited by the increased level of oxygen and other vitalnutrients the plants releases into the water, and is also stimulated by the cover and "fun" provided by the rootsof the water plant. The plant is benefited by regular, high quality fertilizing via the Bettas waste. There are awide variety of plants that make excellent companions for a Betta fish vase and they add a startling punch of greenand life to any room.The set up generally consists of a clear glass vase stuffed with a Peace Lily and a Betta fish. The lily’s roots hang down into the water below where the Betta is kept. Sometimes the vase will contain marbles or gravel on the bottom. Often the arrangement contains instructions stating that the fish can live by chewing on the roots of the plant and only requires weekly with dechlorinated water.When you get your , you should in the vase. Todo this, let him sit beside the vase in the bag from the pet store for15 minutes without opening the bag. This will let the temperature inthe vase and the bag become similar. Then take the plant-marble-traystopper out of your vase, open the bag, and scoop some of the waterfrom the vase into the bag - be careful not to get any water fromthe bag into the vase! Then let the bag float in the vase, orclose it again and let it sit for another 15 minutes so that the fishcan begin to get used to the different water chemistry. Then the Betta out of the bag and gentlyplace him in the vase and replace the tray with the plant androcks.Betta fish vases are a beautiful and unique addition to any or office. They are inexpensive and simple to create, making them great gifts as well. With a plant growing on top and a fish thriving below, this single vase creates a space for coexistence. Some people worry that being in a non-traditional vessel might be harmful to the fish, but if constructed correctly and maintained properly, the betta fish vase is the perfect example of a complete ecosystem.