Vase - Nice one with rounder bottom - (We had one from a flower delivery)
Marbles, Rocks, Gravel or Shells - (Marbles from same flower delivery)
Plastic planter tray, the size of your vase neck - (Found one at garden center for $0.15)
Peace Lily plant, smaller size - (Lowes $2.00)
Betta Fish - (Petco $3.00, had coupon)
Betta Fish Food - (Petco $3.00)
Water Conditioner (optional)
Fin repair (optional)
1. Take the Lily out of it's container and do your best to remove dirt from root ball. Do this over a garbage can to eliminate the use of a vacuum!
2. After removing as much dirt as possible, take it to the sink and use water to clean the rest of the dirt off the root ball. I even soaked it in water for a while as well. I didn't get all the dirt out but I was impatient. I figure it will work it's way out in time and it didn't look too bad to me.
4. Add your fish. We just dumped him in, water and all.
Oops, forgot pic...
5. Cut hole in the bottom of plastic plant tray. I poked a hole in the bottom with a pair of scissors and then cut my circle out. I was lucky, my tray had a circle that I just followed while cutting.
6. Push plant's root ball through the whole in bottom of plastic plant tray. The roots going down when tray is in upright position.
7. Add plant to vase, the correct size tray will catch in the neck of the vase.
8. Add bow, if desired. We had to skip this part. (I thought I had some ribbon but all I had was Christmas ribbon so we will have to add that later.)
9. Display. We are using it as our table centerpiece.
(Okay, so, I'm not too sure if that name is going to stick but...
I think Steel has a problem with naming our animals.
We have Puppy and Fishy.
Just call Steel...Mr. Original! LOL!)
Their natural habitat is in rice fields with lots of roots so this is what makes it a great fish home for Bettas.