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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?...
Betta fish. My vase is without a fish, but makes an easy and beautiful way to keep plants as well!
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I have seen the betta vases with plants for several years and I have asked for one (for Mother's Day the last two years - still haven't gotten one). So, I began thinking of putting one together myself. I wanted to have as much info as possible so that the fish and plant are both kept healthy. I have read this thread which dates back to 2002 and it seems there is a lot of controversy and opinions over whether or not these vases are good or appropriate for the betta fish. No where did I see any credentials for anyone who replied to this thread, so I figure - do a Google search and see what I come up with. I found a site called "Ask a Scientist" that discussed a Fish Bowl Ecosystem in Dec. 2004. Here is the link: using live plants in a vase | Anchor Aquatic Garden Betta Fish Vase – Aquarium Supplies – Led
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Bettas need more oxygen than the vase can provide. It is true that this fish can obtain oxygen directly from the atmosphere either from fresh water or through their . But, for Bettas to use this special respiratory gland they need to have access to the atmosphere. In this unnatural vase habitat, the tray of marbles or the plant on top will block its access to the surface and leave him gasping for oxygen when the supply in the water is diminished. A further risk is that the plant will eventually die and release toxins into the water. These toxins can have an adverse and sometimes fatal effect on the Betta.This is a nice How-To on how to make your own Betta fish in a vase. The fish provides natural fertilizer for the plant...plus you dont need to water it daily. :)This is a nice How-To on how to make your own Betta fish in a vase. The fish provides natural fertilizer for the plant...plus you don't need to water it daily. :)This makes a great gift and so easy to do. 1 Betta fish, 1 Peace Lilly, small plastic tray (cut to hold plant), glass pebbles and an extra Vase.This makes a great gift and so easy to do. 1 Betta fish, 1 Peace Lilly, small plastic tray (cut to hold plant), glass pebbles and an extra Vase.This is a freshwater vase I rugged up today with a bamboo plant. I thought it would be nice to add a betta fish so I picked one up at wal mart. I dont recommend getting fish from wal mart because if health reasons but if you can pick a good one it's worth a shot. She is a crown tail betta named elinor rigby.