Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Spider Plant Babies and Beta Fish Tip

If you have Spider Plants, you'll have Spider Plants Babies. It can feel kinda like an invasion, with new babies sprouting out in every direction, looking for a place to set down roots.

So, what to do with them?

We've tried planting them all in small plastic pots, but there were too many. And we didn't want to throw them out, because that just seemed mean.

So finally, we packed them all into an extra fish bowl and filled it with water. We wondered if they'd "drown" or rot from being under water, but they loved it. They've now been in that fish bowl for months and are still going strong.

About the same time, we also tried putting a few plant babies into another fish bowl with a beta fish. And it works wonderfully. The plants seems to make the beta fish tremendously happy, providing him with plenty of places to hide, and he seems to enjoy snuggling amongst the roots at night. And the plants with the fish are really thriving, I suspect from pulling nutrients from the fish's waste.

So, there ya go.

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