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Step Into Our Tinted World at Betta Botanicals! Ecosystems Are What We Do!

Betta Albimarginata in a botanical aquarium by Betta Botanicals, for Betta fish, Blackwater aquariums.
We believe that the benefits of botanicals are not a function of an aesthetic. Their benefits are realized by just using them - not by the thickness of your detritus layer or the colony of springtails you've cultivated. We are dedicated to providing a community for every aquarium, reptile, and amphibian hobbyist; regardless of the gravel color, frog type, or detritus levels. Our mission is to empower you with the knowledge, resources, and materials needed to create thriving ecosystems in your home. We have meticulously source the highest quality aquatic botanicals & leaf litter from around the world, and subject them to rigorous testing before making them available for purchase. We are proud to be the #1 trusted source for your Leaf Litter Lifestyle.


Sustainability Is At Our Forefront

In line with our commitment to environmental sustainability, every product is thoughtfully packaged using 100% home-compostable materials, aligning with our natural approach. These bags are made from renewable sugarcane plant fibers. By choosing Betta Botanicals, you not only improve your creatures well-being but also contribute to the betterment of our planet. We are proud to announce that as of June 2023, Betta Botanicals is entirely run off Solar Energy, and we are actively working towards offsetting the carbon emissions created during our shipping.

How Was Betta Botanicals Born?

Hey my name is Ben, and Betta Botanicals was born out of a deep passion for the aquatic world, fostered since childhood by my family. After a hiatus, my return to the aquarium hobby led me to discover the remarkable benefits of leaf litter. Drawing from my academic background in Environmental Science and a focus on Marine Ecology, Anthropology, and Environmental Education, and armed with this knowledge, I worked with esteemed organizations dedicated to wetland conservation and salmon preservation in Whatcom County. Driven by my experience and fascination with aquatic ecosystems, Betta Botanicals came to life through a viral TikTok video. Our commitment to sustainability extends to every aspect of our business, from the compostable packaging to our reliance on solar power. Over the years we have lead with the pillars of community, sustainability, and inclusion while helping you build your ecosystem.

That Is Our Journey, Now It's Your Turn!

Now is when your ecosystem journey begins! We have a curated selection of botanicals as well as Leaf Litter Lifestyle Merch for you to utilize and explore as you build new ecosystems. Explore our aquatic botanical preparation page for step-by-step instructions on how to maximize the benefits of these natural wonders.


Get ready to build your ecosystem with Betta Botanicals!

Aquarium botanicals for betta fish tanks, biotope aquariums, and blackwater betta aquariums by Betta Botanicals.

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