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  • Rinse vase, rock, and plant before beginning. It is important to get all dirt out of the plants roots before placing it in the vase.
  • Cut a hole in the bottom of the plastic cup just large enough to fit the plant root. Gently work the plant roots through the hole and set aside.

  • Place a 1-2” layer of decorative rock in the bottom of the vase. Fill the vase with room temperature bottled (not distilled) water to 1” below the neck of the vase. Be very careful to leave 1” of air for the betta to breathe.

  • Gently net the betta from the bag and add to the vase of water.

  • Place the plastic cup with the plant in the vase. Place decorative rock in the cup to stabilize the plant. Add a bow around neck of vase.

  • Fish care: Don’t forget about your fish. It is a living thing. Keep the vase in a warm room away from drafts. Be certain to leave 1” of air space in the vase as the betta needs to breathe from the water surface.

  • If you choose to use tap water a water treatment must be added. This will neutralize heavy metals and remove chlorine and also reduce fish stress.

  • Feed specially formulated betta food, dried bloodworms, or brine shrimp at least 3-4 times per week. Be careful not to overfeed as it will result in polluted water. Contrary to popular belief, bettas cannot live eating just the plant's roots.

  • Put only one betta in a vase. They are Chinese fighting fish and will kill one another in the same vase.

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