Also known as Siamese fighting fish, bettas are a hardy genus that can survive in a variety of habits from puddle-like, sediment-filled water, like the kind in rice paddies, to fast flowing rivers. In their native Asian environment, bettas are easiest to catch in shallows, supporting the misconception that this is their preferred environment. To thrive, bettas need a larger environment (at least 2 gallons is ideal), filled with oxygenating plants such as Anacharis and Aponogeton species.
It’s a common misconception that bettas aggressively feed on plant life. Rather, in captivity, they do best on a high-protein diet of dried bloodworms, brine shrimp, or daphnia. Aquascapers needn’t worry about the soft-finned fish munching on plants that betta bulbs produce. Our bulbs are also worry-free since they are cultivated free of all pathogens, diseases, and aquarium-invading pests.
Frequently placed in betta tanks as Aponogeton bulbs, Aponogeton is a good plant for betta aquariums; it grows fast and requires minimal care. Bettas are low-maintenance and so are Aponogeton — two characteristics that offer what many want out of owning bettas: beautiful fish in a scenic aquarium that combine to form a thriving, low-maintenance aquatic environment.
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