Staurogyne Repens - Planted Tank Mates

Staurogyne Repens

4” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Root Feeder

Staurogyne repens

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Foreground

Parameters

Co2: None

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

Most community and nano fish such as tetras, rasboras, danios, mollies.  Bottom feeders like otocinclus, corydoras, shrimps and snails.  Larger fish like African Cichlids OK too.

Notes

Staurogyne Repens, also known as Creeping Staurogyne is an easy plant that does well in low or indirect lighting conditions.  Supplemented with CO2 and root fertilizers, it can creep throughout your substrate and carpet an aquarium.

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Description

4” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Root Feeder

4” | Midground | Easy

Co2: Low | Light: Medium

Root Feeder

6” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Column Feeder

2.5” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Column Feeder

6” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Column Feeder

3” | Carpet | Medium

Co2: Yes | Light: High

Root Feeder

Content

Staurogyne repens

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4"

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Foreground

Parameters

Co2: None

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

Most community and nano fish such as tetras, rasboras, danios, mollies.  Bottom feeders like otocinclus, corydoras, shrimps and snails.  Larger fish like African Cichlids OK too.

Notes

Staurogyne Repens, also known as Creeping Staurogyne is an easy plant that does well in low or indirect lighting conditions.  Supplemented with CO2 and root fertilizers, it can creep throughout your substrate and carpet an aquarium.

Alternanthera Reineckii "Mini"

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder + Water Column

Composition: Midground

Parameters

Co2: Low

Light Level: Medium

Tank Mates

Great for community fish, shrimp and snails

Notes

"ARM" Alternanthera Reineckii Mini is a dwarf version of Alternanthera Reineckii Rosanervig.  The underside is generally more red and the top yellow, but with proper substrate, lighting, CO2 and iron dosing, this plant can display vibrant red colors.  Their leaves are susceptible to algae, so monitor and trim regularly.

Read more about how to maintain Red Aquarium Plants 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/

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/

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/

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
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