Anarcharis (Brazilian Water Weed) - Planted Tank Mates

Anarcharis (Brazilian Water Weed)

8” | Midground | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Medium

Column Feeder

Egeria densa

Characteristics:

Max Size: 8″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Column Feeder

Composition: Midground

Parameters

Co2: None

Light Level: Medium

Tank Mates

Shrimps will graze on this plant while snails will eat their decaying leaves.  Great mid-dwelling fish to swim through and even hide.

Notes

Anarcharis has several other common names including: Elodea, Egeria, Waterweed and Brazilian Waterweed.  They’re super easy to grow and although they’re column feeders, can be planted in the soil.  They grow new stems from the sides and not from the bottom, so you’ll need to trim and plant the new into the soil if you want to increase their ground cover.

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Description

8” | Midground | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Medium

Column Feeder

7” | Background | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Medium

Column Feeder

3” | Carpet | Medium

Co2: Yes | Light: High

Root Feeder

6” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Column Feeder

20” | Background| Easy

Co2: Low | Light: Medium

Root Feeder

2.5” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Column Feeder

Content

Egeria densa

Characteristics:

Max Size: 8"

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Column Feeder

Composition: Midground

Parameters

Co2: None

Light Level: Medium

Tank Mates

Shrimps will graze on this plant while snails will eat their decaying leaves.  Great mid-dwelling fish to swim through and even hide.

Notes

Anarcharis has several other common names including: Elodea, Egeria, Waterweed and Brazilian Waterweed.  They're super easy to grow and although they're column feeders, can be planted in the soil.  They grow new stems from the sides and not from the bottom, so you'll need to trim and plant the new into the soil if you want to increase their ground cover.

https://plantedtankmates.com/aquarium-plants-for-beginners/

Anubias barteri

Characteristics:

Max Size: 7"

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Column Feeder

Composition: Background

Parameters

Co2: None

Light Level: Medium

Tank Mates

Anubias Barteri can be plated in soil or gravel, tied to rocks, driftwood or other substrate

Notes

One of the most popular aquarium plants.  It's very hardy and easy to grow.  It's a column feeder, so no need for expensive soil but do use liquid fertilizer.

https://plantedtankmates.com/aquarium-plants-for-beginners/

Eleocharis Acicularis

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3"

Care Level: Medium

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Carpet

Parameters

Co2: Grows best with Co2

Light Level: Medium to High

Tank Mates

Great carpet plant.  Creates a lush looking lawn

Notes

Dwarf Hairgrass look like Microswords but are much more thin and fine in appearance. These can create a nice and compact grass appearance in any foreground. Without CO2, they will grow much slower and a little sparse. Strong lighting will help it densify and fine soil will prevent uprooting.

Compare carpet plant options and select the next one for your planted tank

See the diagrams on how you can setup CO2 for your aquarium

Taxiphyllum barbieri

Characteristics:

Max Size: 6"

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Column Feeder

Composition: Background

Parameters

Co2: None

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

Shrimps can graze and keep Java moss clean of algae.  In return, baby fry love to nest and hide in it.

Notes

As the name states, Java Moss is actually a moss and is a type of plant that has no roots. Their nutrients do not come from the substrate but rather the water column. This is probably one of the most hardy and versatile plant species you can ever grow. You can tie or glue them to rocks and wood and let them create a nice foreground. Some will tie them to shaped mesh and mimic a carpet appearance on the ground.

Compare carpet plant options and select the next one for your planted tank https://plantedtankmates.com/aquarium-plants-for-beginners/

Ludwigia Repens

Characteristics:

Max Size: 20″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder + Water Column

Composition: Background

Parameters

Co2: Low

Light Level: Medium

Tank Mates

Great for community fish, shrimp and snails

Notes

With proper substrate, lighting, CO2 and iron dosing, this plant can display vibrant red colors.

Read more about how to maintain Red Aquarium Plants See the diagrams on how you can setup CO2 for your aquarium

Aegagropila linnaei

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2.5"

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Column Feeder

Composition: Foreground

Parameters

Co2: None

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

Shrimps can graze on Marimo Moss balls.

Notes

Very slow growing and easy to maintain.  You can rinse to clean and shape it back into a ball with your hands.  Another option is to tear it apart and place on wood, rocks and hardscapes. https://plantedtankmates.com/aquarium-plants-for-beginners/
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