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You guys offered great help with my initial question. Hope you don't mind my asking another one. Does anyone have any experience with "betta bulbs"? Essentially, they're pre-packaged plant bulbs that are "meant" for a betta's bowl. Apparently, you just drop them into the aquarium and wait for them to sprout. Out of my pack of three, the largest bulb is sprouting, one refuses to sink, and the last has developed some whitish stuff on it. Any tips or comments from those more experienced with these bulbs than I? What should I expect from the last two that don't appear to be sprouting. FYI: I just planted them on Saturday.
 

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You guys offered great help with my initial question. Hope you don't mind my asking another one. Does anyone have any experience with "betta bulbs"? Essentially, they're pre-packaged plant bulbs that are "meant" for a betta's bowl. Apparently, you just drop them into the aquarium and wait for them to sprout. Out of my pack of three, the largest bulb is sprouting, one refuses to sink, and the last has developed some whitish stuff on it. Any tips or comments from those more experienced with these bulbs than I? What should I expect from the last two that don't appear to be sprouting. FYI: I just planted them on Saturday.
I had those for a very long time in my 55gal. I loved them! they are normally a mix of Aponogeton Sp., Crispus being the most common. They flower easy too! The down side with them is you have to pull the bulb out every once in a while and dry them out then replant. All tho i have herd that they are not true Crispus but a hybrid that doesn't need to go through the dormant period or can do it in the tank, the way to tell if i remember is true Crispus is redder and hybrid is green, also the hybrid doesn't sent up floating leaves as often (i think i read that on thekrib.com) Mine where green and sent up lots of floaters and flowers, I was unable to identified 2 of the species i had but they grew very well. They are super easy to grow, like some root feeding, and don't need Co2.

I believe the 2 that have not sprouted are probably dead. They do not due well just dropped in the betta bowl as they do need some root feeding.
 
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