Moneywort - Planted Tank Mates

Moneywort

12” | Background | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Medium

Root Feeder

Bacopa monnieri

Characteristics:

Max Size: 12″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Midground / Background

Parameters

Co2: None

Light Level: Medium

Tank Mates

Most nano community fish including tetras, danios, barbs, rasboras, dwarf gouramis, swordtails, guppies, endlers, platties, shrimp and snails.

Notes

Moneywort makes a good midground to background plant.  Their thick stems need to be planted in aquatic soil or gravel fed with root feeding tabs.  They grow quick, so remove any decaying leaves, trim the stems and plant them right back in the soil.  This is an easy plant that can provide shelter for a lot of smaller fish, shrimp and fry.

 

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Description

12” | Background | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Medium

Root Feeder

2” | Carpet | Advance

Co2: Yes | Light: High

Root Feeder

20” | Background | Easy

Co2: None | Light: Low

Root Feeder

20” | Background| Easy

Co2: Low | Light: Medium

Root Feeder

7” | Background | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Medium

Column Feeder

18” | Background | Easy

Co2: None | Light: Low

Root Feeder

Content

Bacopa monnieri

Characteristics:

Max Size: 12"

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Midground / Background

Parameters

Co2: None

Light Level: Medium

Tank Mates

Most nano community fish including tetras, danios, barbs, rasboras, dwarf gouramis, swordtails, guppies, endlers, platties, shrimp and snails.

Notes

Moneywort makes a good midground to background plant.  Their thick stems need to be planted in aquatic soil or gravel fed with root feeding tabs.  They grow quick, so remove any decaying leaves, trim the stems and plant them right back in the soil.  This is an easy plant that can provide shelter for a lot of smaller fish, shrimp and fry.

 

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

Echinodorus amazonicus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 20″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: In soil - Root Feeder

Composition: Background

Parameters

Co2: Not Required

Light Level: Low to Medium

Tank Mates

Great for community fish and Angelfish, Discus, Gourami, Guppies, Apistogramma

Notes

Oscars, Cichlids, Goldfish and Plecos may damage swords

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

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/

Cryptocoryne Spiralis

Characteristics:

Max Size: 18″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Background

Parameters

Co2: Not Required, but grows faster with

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

Most community nano fish like tetras, danios rasboras, pencilfish, kilifish, platties and dwarf grouramis.  Shrimps and snails also benefit from their tall leaves.  Avoid fish that may shift the soil or uproot it.

Notes

This plant is susceptible to melting but at a much lesser rate compared to other Cryptocorynes.  It shoots runners on the surface and can propogate slowly with low to moderate lighting.  It typically averages around 10-18" in height but can grow up to 24" in tall tanks.  Decrease the lighting intensity if algae starts to develop on the leaves.
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