Subwassertang - Planted Tank Mates

Subwassertang

6” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Column Feeder

Subwassertang

Characteristics:

Max Size: 6″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Column Feeder

Composition: Foreground

Parameters

Co2: None

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

All community and nano fish like tetras, rasboras, danios, guppies, gouramis and otocinclus.

Dwarf shrimps love this plant!

Notes

Subwassertang is a tangled, ribbon-like moss that’s great for shrimp tanks.  Their flat leaves provide lots of surface area to graze and hide.  Like all mosses, it’s a column feeding plant that can be tied to hardscape or weighed down, but not buried.

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Description

6” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Column Feeder

2.5” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Column Feeder

5” | Midground | Easy

Co2: None | Light:  Moderate

Root Feeder

5” | Foreground | Medium

Co2: Medium | Light: Low

Root Feeder

6” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: None | Light: Low

Root Feeder

20” | Background | Easy

Co2: None | Light: Low

Root Feeder

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Subwassertang

Characteristics:

Max Size: 6"

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Column Feeder

Composition: Foreground

Parameters

Co2: None

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

All community and nano fish like tetras, rasboras, danios, guppies, gouramis and otocinclus.

Dwarf shrimps love this plant!

Notes

Subwassertang is a tangled, ribbon-like moss that's great for shrimp tanks.  Their flat leaves provide lots of surface area to graze and hide.  Like all mosses, it's a column feeding plant that can be tied to hardscape or weighed down, but not buried.

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/

Echinodorus tenellus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Foreground + Carpet

Parameters

Co2: Not Required, but grows faster with

Light Level: Moderate

Tank Mates

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

Notes

Pygmy Chain Swords spread with surface runners and can create a carpet like appearance.  It has narrow blades and is often confused with Dwarf Sagittaria which has larger blades and grows in clusters.  Provide nutrient rich substrate or feed root tabs to help promote its growth.  They tend to grow taller with low lighting, but will stay dense and low with moderate to high lighting.

Hydrocotyle tripartita

Characteristics:

Max Size: 5"

Care Level: Medium

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Foreground

Parameters

Co2: Low - Medium

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

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

Notes

Hydrocotle Japan make great foreground and midground plants.  The clover-like appearance of this plant creates a unique carpet experience.  It’s very hardy, undemanding and can quickly cover your foreground.  High lighting will help this plant grow low and spread.  Insufficient lighting will have the clovers reaching for the sky.  CO2 again will help with density and compactness.

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

Cryptocoryne Petchii

Characteristics:

Max Size: 6″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Foreground

Parameters

Co2: Not Required, but grows faster with

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

Popular foreground plant for shrimps, snails and bottom feeders.  Avoid fish that may shift the soil or uproot it.

Notes

Easy growing plant that's expected to melt in the initial stages of planting underwater.  Feed it root tabs and occasionally supplement with liquid fertilizers including Iron which can help promote coloration.

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

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

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