Small Water Spangles - 3/29 RESTOCK

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Product Description: Small Water Spangles (Salvinia minima) grow short 1-2" roots with bright green and fuzzy leaves. We love this variety because its dense roots provide refuge for betta fry, shrimp, and other baby fish to hide in. This plant is easy to grow and perfect for any tank! Floating plants are a great way to provide cover and shade for your tank's inhabitants and improve the water quality. Make sure you have an aquarium-specific light and provide a low water flow environment so their leaves stay dry. These plants are all grown in tanks with fish and invertebrates. Plants are never sold from tanks with sick fish. These plants are NOT free from duckweed or snails.

Quantities: 8+ Salvinia minima plants. Roughly a "snack-size bag".

Shipping: I ship Mondays and Tuesdays only for orders placed by 9 pm PST on the previous day, so be aware it may take up to 5 days for your order to ship. I may hold shipments due to weather, if that happens you will be contacted through the email you provided on your order.

Please see our DOA Policy.

****Please note that not all of these plants are legal to own in every state. Please know what is legal to own in your state and order accordingly. This is your responsibility****

Aquarium Botanical FAQs 

  1. Please reference our Shipping and Hassle-Free Return Policy at the bottom of the screen. All Products are packaged inside sustainably sourced and renewable sugar cane fibers allowing them to be fully biodegradable and compostable. Yes, you can bury these bags in your backyard to enrich your soils. 
  2. Please refer to our botanical preparation instructions. These Botanicals are grown and harvested in pesticide-free environments and it is recommended to use 2-3 botanical pieces per 5 gallons to start, wait 5-7 days, or for the next water exchange to then add more.
  3. Our aquarium and vivarium botanicals, leaves, and seed pods are not for human consumption, ever.

Commonly Asked Questions:


1) Will Botanicals Lower The pH Of My Water?

It entirely depends on your water's chemistry. Soft water will allow the botanicals to lower your pH more than if you have medium or hard water. At Betta Botanicals HQ our tap water is Very Hard, ( 350+ppm) and we do not notice a change in water pH unless using Alder Cones or Macaranga Leaves.


2) What Are The Fluffy White Growth On My Botanicals?

White growths are the colonization of biofilms and fungi. We call this the 'goo phase' and it is totally natural. Botanicals are fuel for the ecosystem and the populations of bacteria and fungi will naturally rise and fall. 


3) I Don't Keep Bettas. Will These Botanicals Be Okay For My Critters?

100% yes. Our botanicals are for aquariums, terrariums, vivariums, and all natural enclosures wishing to recreate a more natural environment.


4) I Have Goldfish and Axolotls, What Botanicals Should I Avoid?

We DO NOT recommend using botanicals that these fish can ingest. Botanicals like casuarina cones, small alder cones, and live oak are not suited for these animals. Large aquarium leaves like Indian almond, loquat, and jackfruit leaf litter are preferred. 


5) When Should I Replace My Aquarium Leaves?

We recommend letting aquarium leaves and seed pods entirely break down into beneficial detritus. You can absolutely remove them after they don’t release tannins anymore, you just won't get all potential benefits of leaving them in the ecosystem. 

Ben sitting at a desk with a shipping box in his lap at Betta Botanicals.

Betta Botanicals Shipping And DOA Policy

All products from Betta Botanical show live shipping rates from our preferred carrier. We offer FREE shipping on select USA orders over $35. Aquatic Plants have an additional $8 charge as they require expedited shipping which is either USPS Priority Mail or FedEx 2Day, depending on your location. Manzanita Wood and Rasamala Borneo Roots have a USA Flat Shipping fee of $10, unless you spend $35+. Our merch is shipped direct to you from an off site curator and we cannot offer free shipping on those items. If an item has an assigned shipping $ value to it, this $ value is applied even when the order total qualifies for free shipping due to shipping costs, packing material, and time to carefully package your products. For international orders, kindly note that customs may impose applicable taxes and duties, which are the responsibility of the customer. If you choose not to cover these fees and decide to return your order, we'll gladly refund you the product cost. However, please be aware that the shipping label cost will not be refunded in this case.


When Do You Ship Live Plants?

Live plants ship Mondays and Tuesdays for orders received by 9pm PST on the previous day. Live plants are shipped via USPS Priority Mail or Fedex Express 2Day. Live arrival is guaranteed as long as you follow the DOA Policy below.


What Are Betta Botanicals Processing Times?

Live plant orders are only shipped on Mondays and Tuesdays to prevent them from being held over the weekend at the post office. This means it could take 6 days for your order to ship (live plant orders placed monday evenings after 9pm, ship the following Monday morning). Orders containing only botanicals will ship within 1-4 business days. Thank you!


What Is Our DOA Policy?

Email us at with photos of your plants within 2 hrs of delivery notification with the shipping carrier of the plants inside of the bag. Do not order plants if they will have to sit inside of your mailbox for an entire workday in 85+ degrees or in temps below freezing. Plants are perishable and we reserve the right to hold shipments until stable weather conditions on our end of shipping. Plants are not duckweed or snail free.


Do I Have To Follow The Preparation Instructions?

We strongly recommend following the botanical preparation instructions. These instructions ensure that any 'potential contaminants' are removed if they find their way onto your leaves, bark, and seed pods during storage or shipping.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

Quick shipping and when there was issues the first time I ordered it, the problem was resolved swiftly with great communication and efficiency. nice plants in good health packaged well and not a single one was dead.


Came perfectly :) doing very well in my tank

Quality and Quantity

I was so pleasantly surprised with my order of a few botanicals and floating plants. I received a large quantity of plants in my order, and there were very few (2-5) yellow leaves to be picked off before adding. Everything was packaged thoughtfully as well! I would definitely order again.

Great floating plant!

The condition of my water spangles was perfect, they were all green! Under good lighting they grow like CRAZY! They are taking over my tank more than my duckweed! 10/10 recommend this product. If taken care of they will prosper. My bettas love swimming through the root systems they leave off as well.

Great condition

My plants arrived looking perfect! Good amount for the price as well! I put them in a few hours ago, and my betta is already hovering beneath them.