Animal Stories - People Talking About Aquarium Plants


Animal-World info on Fountain Plant
Animal Story on Fountain Plant
List Animal Stories on Fountain Plant
More info at Animal-World
Julia - 2008-01-29
I'm not sure if this is the same plant as mondo grass (like you find in your yard), but it looks similar. I've tried planting mondo grass as a widely available, free aquarium plant, and it seems to do well.

Click For Replies (1)
  • Bill VonAllmen - 2011-10-20
    Hello Julia ,
    Was just wondering what part of the country you live
    in and if you know if Mondo grass grows here in my neck of
    woods , here in SW Washington State.
    Thanks , Bill
Reply
Animal-World info on Anacharis
Animal Story on Anacharis
List Animal Stories on Anacharis
More info at Animal-World
Barbara - 2003-11-18
Pretty and delicate, and tolerates a wide range of temp. and conditions, it is rightfully named and will cause anarchy if not tamed. This means serious frequent trimming, and inproper propgation will lead to a dense cover on the aquariums top which will prevent you from feeding. Lastly, if you have any underwater crabs (fiddlers, thai), dont use this plant, it is strong, hard to topple, easy to climb, and willingly goes ABOVE the waters surface- giving your fishy friends a perfect excuse to take a dry land vacation.

Reply
Animal-World info on Cabomba
Animal Story on Cabomba
List Animal Stories on Cabomba
More info at Animal-World
Kevin Aylward - 2005-11-26
Being a newbie to fishkeeping, this looked like a good place to start with plants. I bought ten bunches of cabomba, and placed them at the back and corners of the tank. The fish seem to love the fact that they can swim around and through them. I think it stimulates them. I know these live plants have it all over the artificials for appearance. Their whispy texture flows gracefully, and is visually pleasant. Thank you for giving me a selection that even us newbies can enjoy and succeed with.

Kevin from Maryland

Reply
Animal-World info on Water Sprite
Animal Story on Water Sprite
List Animal Stories on Water Sprite
More info at Animal-World
Shick Settima - 2012-02-22
This plant is the perfect plant if you are looking for easy, fast growth. I have it planted in all types of conditions and it thrives. Even in a goldfish bowl with little light it stays green and healthy.

Every couple months I will shake the main plants in my 20g tank and the little plantlets will release themselves to the top of the water where I can harvest them and plant them around to create a bush effect.

Click For Replies (1)
  • Ron - 2012-03-24
    If you have a start of water sprite you could spare, please let me know what it would cost. Thanks, I am just getting back into killies and guppies, I was sick for a few years.
Reply
Animal-World info on Micro-Sword Grass
Animal Story on Micro-Sword Grass
List Animal Stories on Micro-Sword Grass
More info at Animal-World
John Robinson - 2005-11-18
I recently bought micro sword online to add to my 29 Gallon fresh water aquarium. They came in 6 little bunches that looked pretty bad when they came but as they started to mature in my tank they spread like weeds and gave my tank a great natural look. I have a 20 watt POWER-GLO which promotes coral, invertebrate and plant growth. I also added a CO2 defuser to my tank which i feel really promotes plant growth. I am very pleased with the look MicroSword has given my aquarium and would highly recommend this for any planted aquarium.

Click For Replies (2)
  • Deborah DeRosa - 2010-04-10
    I feel the same way. If you look around at pet shops you'll notice the differ-ence in condition, sizes and prices of plants. They are slow growing but are very easy to grow. They remain small and make wonderful front plants. If you plant them close together, they fill in nicely. They also wave ever so gently with the current in the tank. "Deborah DeRosa"
  • Krasimir - 2010-07-04
    Hi I've got a question about that plant. I have got 79.4 Gallon tank no CO2 injection yet, but fine grain Prodac gravel made especially for plants and 160Watt T8 tubes. 3 of them are Osram 840, one is Grolux sylvania for plants and one is Filips Aqua relle. Do you think that in that conditions I can grow sword grass?
Reply
Animal-World info on Duckweed
Animal Story on Duckweed
List Animal Stories on Duckweed
More info at Animal-World
Barbara - 2006-02-14
lots of people think it makes for untidy looking aqaariums, but i love the charm. If it is happy, it will spread like mad, but is easily scooped out if it gets out of control. It will also shade out plants below it, so plant high light demand plants in areas where surface is disturbed by a filter, which will also push away the duckweed. The fish will appreciate the shade, but duckweed tends to gather in the stillest water of the tank surface, which is also where many people choose to feed their fish. also, unfortunatley, it gets fried in high light situations.

my final advice would be to buy some, and you will find out quickly if this is the plant for you.

Click For Replies (2)
  • kye turnbull - 2013-04-20
    buy some? just get a plant and you will get some duck weed excitedly put with it! that's how i got my duck weed! fighting fish love em!
  • kye turnbull - 2013-04-20
    sorry! wierd stuff happend
Reply
Animal-World info on Java Fern
Animal Story on Java Fern
List Animal Stories on Java Fern
More info at Animal-World
Roy Clarke - 2012-10-09
I have planted some Java into my established bogwood. How many hours of light will they need to survive and grow?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-10-09
    This plant needs very little light.  Bright lighting should be avoided.  Normal tank/room lighting is usually fine for this plant to thrive.
Reply
Animal-World info on Hornwort
Animal Story on Hornwort
List Animal Stories on Hornwort
More info at Animal-World
Bil - 2006-10-07
Hornwort is a great plant very easy to care for and it reproduces by itself. A good plant for fry to hide in. But beware usually it brings friends like snails to your tank. Everytime we get some hornwort we are plagued with pond snails you'll see a few and then a week later there is about 50 snails in there. The hornwort grows fast like cabomba and still gets pecked at by the mollies especially fry mollies. I have all kinds of baby fry in my hornwort. A very good all around plant for the aquarium and it does shed its leaves but the decaying matter turns into algae for the pleco. For beginners this is the best plant for you.

Reply
Animal-World info on Anacharis
Animal Story on Anacharis
List Animal Stories on Anacharis
More info at Animal-World
Jake - 2004-09-30
I am very disappointed when I see online aquarium retailers selling Brazilian Elodea under the name of "anacharis". This plant, the Brazilian Elodea, is a highly noxious and invasive weed and is obviously non-native. This plant readily outcompetes native plants in lakes where it is "accidentally" introduced into a local lake or pond. I would like to see the chances of this plant impacting our lakes reduced and promote the use of the native plant, the common Elodea, (Elodea canadensis. It is just as attractive and will not harm our lakes if they are introduced, as they are native to North America.

Click For Replies (1)
  • Doug - 2012-12-11
    Jake, being a newb to planted aquarium, how can you tell the difference? When I go to a pet store or online it's all listed as anacharis. Thanks for any advice. Doug
Reply
Animal-World info on Duckweed
Animal Story on Duckweed
List Animal Stories on Duckweed
More info at Animal-World
kye turnbull - 2013-05-15
After not having duck weed something terrible has happened! My guppy tank has heaps of it! It's coming from literally nowhere! Full clean out! Check every leaf and all duckweed is in another tank, suddenly a few days later, heaps of duckweed again.

Reply

About Animal-World

Animal-World offers animal pictures, videos, and animal information on all different types of pets and animals. Included are animals that are commonly kept as pets, exotic pets and wild animals. Check us out for information, education, and fun. We strive to aid in responsible pet ownership and an understanding of the importance of preserving and honoring our world and its inhabitants. Animal-World members and contributors are from all over the world. You too are invited to be an active participant in this community. Post your own personal pet stories, contribute pictures of your pets, and join the forums for pet and animal discussions.

Visit Animal-World