Amazon Sword: The Hardy Aquarium Plant Perfect for Beginners

The Amazon Sword is a highly adaptable aquarium plant that is beloved by fish keepers all over the world. Its bright green and narrow leaves bring life to any tank setup. In...

Best Floating Aquarium Plants: A Complete Buyer’s Guide

Why do you need to pick the best floating aquarium plants for your aquarium? Floating aquarium plants serve multiple purposes. They can control oxygen and nitrate levels in the water providing a...

Pearling Plants for Aquariums: What Are Those?

New fish hobbyists will surely encounter the term aquarium pearling plants as they discover more about customizing their aquariums and making a better environment for their fish. In this article, we go...

Aquarium Plant Deficiencies: Symptoms and Cure

Aquarium plant deficiencies arise when the level of nutrients or environment is insufficient to ensure healthy plant growth. Apart from the basics like sunlight and PH levels, the plants require close monitoring...

Quick aquarium plant statistics for some of the most common species, with lighting and...

Scientific Name: Eleocharis acicularis Common Name: Dwarf Hairgrass Substrate: Some clay of benefit Lighting: Bright pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 50-77°F (10-25°C) Height: 8 in (20 cm), but usually smaller in aquarium specimens Distribution: Worldwide in the warmer regions Characteristics: Grasslike plant growing in rosettes. Leaves are...

Brown Algae, Diatoms In Freshwater Tanks

Diatoms are very common algae (yes, they really are algae) in the world. They occur in freshwater, brackish water, seawater, soils, and damp exposed (emerse) situations. They have yellow-brown photosynthetic pigments,...

Quick plant statistics for Java Moss

    Scientific Name: Vesicularia dubyana Common Name: Java Moss Substrate: None Lighting: Medium pH value: 5.8 - 7.5 Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 68-86°F (20-30°C) Height: Two inches plus Distribution: South-East Asia Characteristics: Grows in clumps or balls attached to roots and rocks. Aquarium use: Good spawning plant for Characins, Barbs and the Rainbow...

Quick plant statistics for the Water wisteria

Scientific Name: Hygrophila difformis Common Name: Water wisteria Substrate: Plain wased gravel Lighting: Bright pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: At least 68°F (20°C) Height: Up to 18 in (45 cm) Distribution: Southeast Asia Characteristics: A variable plant, depending on how it is grown Aquarium use: A corner or background...

Quick plant statistics for the Dwarf Sagittaria

Scientific Name: Sagittaria Subulata Var.Subulata Common Name: Dwarf Sagittaria Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Moderate pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 55-79°F (13-26°C) Height: 12 in (30 cm) Distribution: Atlantic coast of North America Characteristics: A grasslike plant with very narrow leaves Aquarium use: Middleground, plant in groups of at...

Quick plant statistics for the Giant Red Rotalia

Scientific Name: Rotala Macrandra Common Name: Giant Red Rotalia Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Very bright pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: At least 77°F (25°C) Height: Up to 18 in (45 cm) Distribution: India Characteristics: A Herbaceous plant that has egg-shaped leaves in pairs, the upper is...

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