Dwarf Baby Tears - Planted Tank Mates

Dwarf Baby Tears

2” | Carpet | Advance

Co2: Yes | Light: High

Root Feeder

Hemianthus callitrichoides

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2″

Care Level: Hard

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Carpet

Parameters

Co2: Grows best with Co2

Light Level: Medium to High

Tank Mates

Great carpet plants.  Good for shrimp and fish laying eggs.

Notes

Dwarf Baby Tears look very similar to Monte Carlo, but smaller and finer in size. Unfortunately, their finer appearance requires a balanced combination of soil, lighting and CO2. They are very demanding initially, but will be less work once established in your tank.

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Description

2” | Carpet | Advance

Co2: Yes | Light: High

Root Feeder

20” | Background| Easy

Co2: Low | Light: Medium

Root Feeder

3” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: None | Light: Low

Root Feeder

0.5” | Floating | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Column Feeder

3” | Carpet | Medium

Co2: Yes | Light: High

Root Feeder

6” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Column Feeder

Content

Hemianthus callitrichoides

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2"

Care Level: Hard

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Carpet

Parameters

Co2: Grows best with Co2

Light Level: Medium to High

Tank Mates

Great carpet plants.  Good for shrimp and fish laying eggs.

Notes

Dwarf Baby Tears look very similar to Monte Carlo, but smaller and finer in size. Unfortunately, their finer appearance requires a balanced combination of soil, lighting and CO2. They are very demanding initially, but will be less work once established in your tank.

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

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.

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Cryptocoryne Parva

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Foreground + Carpet

Parameters

Co2: Not Required, but grows faster with

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

Great for community fish and creates a nice habitat for bottom dwellers.

Notes

Very slow growing plant.  They tend to melt when first introduced underwater.  New sprouts will grow over time.  Algae can grow on their leaves, so keeping them in partial shade is OK.  Supplement with root feeders to keep them healthy and thriving.

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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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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.

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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.

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