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  1. Red face New to live plants. Have a few questions.

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    So I have a java fern in my 5 gallon hex with my betta. It's getting kind of giant. Should I remove it altogether or is there a way I could split it into smaller pieces to spread out in the tank? It was my first attempt at a live plant several months ago. There's just the one live plant in there among silk plants. If I could split it up and spread it out and get rid of the fake ones that would be awesome. I really like having real plants. I haven't had to make any smaller yet because the other live plants I have are in a 56 gallon and they're just getting started.

    If it can't be split up I'll just replant it in the big tank. I'd still like to have a plant or 2 with the betta. Is there a plant that stays short?

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    You can cut java ferns apart at the rhizome, making sure each piece has at least a couple leaves, and spread it apart throughout your tank. :)
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    What flyby said. Also, if you're worried about any plant getting too big, you can always trim off some of the older growth (bigger leaves) as long as you leave new growth to sustain the plant. You'll want to be careful to not cut it back too much, but don't be afraid to remove some leaves if they've outgrown your tank.

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    Aquarium plants are like any other plant. It's best for your tank and the plant itself if you do regular maintenance. Just a trim from time to time. I like that it leaves all sorts of possibilities to do other things. What to do with your trimmings like you said.

    Happy Planting

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    Good to know! Thanks you guys! I really appreciate all the help I get here.

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