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

3” | Foreground | Advance

Co2: High | Light: High

Root Feeder

2.5” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Column Feeder

7” | Background | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Medium

Column Feeder

6” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Column Feeder

0.5” | Floating | 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/

Utricularia gramminifolia

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3"

Care Level: Advance

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Foreground

Parameters

Co2: Low - High

Light Level: High

Tank Mates

Low foreground plants are great for invertebrates and bottom feeders to graze and hide.

Notes

Utricularia Gramminifolia can be an amazing and bright green carpet in your aquarium, but it must be done right.  They do better in an established tank and perfect conditions can produce white flowers to look like a blooming field.  If not fully stuck in the soil, it can uplift and continue to grow in floating mats. These plants are carnivorous, but won’t chomp on your fishes or shrimp.  It’s mainly a threat to very small crustaceans absorbing its nutrients and protein. 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

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/

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/

Vesicularia montagnei

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

Christmas moss is a great alternative to Java Moss.  It's another rootless plant where nutrients are not absorbed 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 https://plantedtankmates.com/aquarium-plants-for-beginners/

Lemnoideae

Characteristics:

Max Size: 0.5"

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Column Feeder

Composition: Floating

PH: 6.5 - 7.5

Parameters

Co2: None

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

Shrimp, snails, guppies, gouramis, betta, tetras, rasboras, danios

Notes

Duckweed is one of the most hardy and easy floating plants.  Under high lighting, it grows fast and extends its roots several inches into the water column.  Shrimp love to rest on the roots and baby fry love to hide in the plants.  The floating nature provide some shade and coverage while slowing down surface water movement.  Be sure Duckweed does not overgrow and labyrinth fish have some areas to come up and breathe.

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