The Best Choice For Aquarium Plants

When you plan to buy an aquarium, you should not only think about the fishes you are going to buy but also about the plants. Plants in your aquarium play a very important role and they establish a wonderful ecosystem inside it. Plants not only give out oxygen for the organisms inside the aquarium but also absorb the ammonia and carbon dioxide that the organisms produce. That is why you should be very careful when you are going to choose the kind of plants you put inside the aquarium. Let’s take a look at the best choice for aquarium plants available in the market now.

  • Anubias –

a very popular water plant that we can often see inside aquariums is the aquarzon anubias. These plants originate from the African continent and have a very long lifespan. They are easy to maintain and you can keep them to develop a dense ecosystem inside the aquarium for the fishes. The plants have broad, thick, & dark leaves that can be easily spotted whenever you see them. Under the right light conditions they look absolutely lovely.

  • Java Fern –

another plant that can be easily attached to the rocks and inside your aquarium, the Java Fern is a beautiful plant. Even though it grows really slow, it can easily fill the entire aquarium during its lifespan. These plants are native to Southeast Asia and have a thick twig structure. They are ideally attached to different rocks or woods for making the aquarium look more aesthetic. These plants can easily survive for years under the water.

  • Java Moss –

it goes without saying that Java Moss is definitely one of the most commonly seen aquarium plants these days. They are well suited to grow on the surface or on rocks as well. These plants are native to countries like the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam. This plant has bright green and oval-shaped leaves which can survive in waters that have a temperature of 70° to 75° fahrenheit. However, they can withstand temperatures up to 90°F. The plants can grow every 2-3 weeks and create a carpet of grass inside.

  • Red Ludwigia –

these are gorgeous plants that can be fully submerged inside the water. These plants are widely used in aquariums, vivariums and plant displays as well. If there are property lighting conditions in your aquarium, then the leaves will grow in red and green colours underwater. However, if the plants are submerged partially, they turn out as light green. The vibrant red colour of these plans make it look more attractive and appealing to the eye. But the leaves don’t last forever as they tend to grow old and fall off in a few weeks and they grow back once again over time.

There are hundreds of options when it comes to choosing the right plant for your aquarium. We have stated a few of them and we believe that these can help your aquarium look more beautiful and aesthetic in every sense. So, visit your nearest florist and order one of them now.

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John Willis is a graduate of Developmental Communication from the University of the Philippines. He works for as the editorial manager of the team.