We explain the aquatic plants with examples and characteristics. In Addition: We express the different types of aquatic plants.
Fairy Moss (Laotian Carolinian) .It is a very hardy floating plant with small rough leaves. There are various types. Many vary in color, some change from green to red or purple.
Duckweed (Lemongibber): It is a very small floating leaf with a couple of roots. Provides shade and shelter for fish on the surface. It can block light from other plants.
Water lettuce (Pistil Steatites) .It looks like a floating lettuce that can be up to 5 cm wide. The roots hang down and the fish can hide in them.
Dreamers cerato: With small leaves that look like rubber. It grows quickly and does not disturb the fish. It is best to plant it in clusters at the back of the tank. They take root easily.
Hair grass: Hair grass that grows up to 13cm tall. It is best seen when planted around rocks or pieces of swamp wood.
Elodea: There are several types and it is known as oxygenating weeds. They grow rapidly in tropical and cold-water fish tanks. They can float but it is best to plant them in the gravel.
The plants behind that reluctant clown are made of plastic. Yes, they are, the plastic plants in the first months will not fool anyone, but then they will cover themselves and very soon they will look so realistic that they will cast doubt on the most expert eyes. There are plastic equivalents of many varieties that help maintain a good environment in your fish tank, from small plants in the foreground to those with long leaves that are ideal for ‘planting’ along the back of the tank.
Benefits of plastic plants . If you are undecided about whether to have plants or not, think that there is a third option and this choice is plastic plants. In the fish tank they are often indistinguishable from the real ones and some even move in a realistic way. Plastic plants have the advantage that they do not die, do not overgrow, and last forever. They are really worth considering, especially if the only reason you can’t have the plants is because your fish eat them.