Friday, 24 October 2008

How Should Plants be Sterilized and Placed in the Tank with Your Betta Fish


Plants should be sterilized before introduction into the aquarium by placing them in a pink solution of Permanganate of Potassium for 10 minutes. As an oxidant, Potassium Permanganate can act as a disinfectant.

After disinfection, the plants should be rinsed thoroughly under running water and any metal clamps removed from their roots.

Fill the tank half full. With a finger, press a hole in the pebbles (or gravel) at the base of the aquarium and insert the plants, packing the gravel (or pebbles) firmly around the the plant roots.

When the plants are firmly in place, pour the remainder of the water from a pitcher onto the hand held low over the plants or distribute the water evenly over the surface using a watering can. This prevents uprooting.

PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR PLANTS, BECAUSE APART FROM BRING IN DISEASE TO YOUR AQUARIUM, THEY CAN ALSO BRING IN UNWANTED SNAIL EGGS.

Betta Fish recommended resource: here.

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