One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish — that’s not just the title of a Dr. Seuss book, it’s also just a few of the near endless number of possibilities for your freshwater aquarium. There are also yellow fish, black fish, purple fish, shrimp, eels, and thousands of other freshwater aquatic species. But what about plants? I know that picking the right selection of fish can be pretty exciting, but are there really that many options for plant species?
Alternanthera reineckii rosaefolia is a rewarding and fine-looking small bushy, stem plant. It has sturdy red or purple stems with long, pointy attractive leaves. It can grow up to 25-30 cm (9.84-19.68 inch) long and individual stem width varies from 10-15 cm (9.84-19.68 inch). The top leaf surface varies from olive-green to brown while the underside is pink-red. In this case good source of iron help to intensify the red color. The pink red color underneath leaves provides an effective contrast to the many green plants in an aquarium particularly when it is planted in groups. Three to five strong specimens can be used for the background area to help accent the shades of green aquarium plants. The plant is easy to care for if it is kept in the right conditions, which include strong lighting and a good iron-rich substrate. It is the easiest to cultivate and is easily propagated by nipping off the terminal bud and replant it in the bottom. More side shoots forms this way and it makes the plant look bushier.
Red Tiger Lotus Bulb Live Freshwater Pond Aquarium Plant
Lagenandra meeboldii 'Red' - Tropica Aquarium Plants
Here we present you with a catalogue of red and pink aquarium plants to help you identify and select species you may want to use in your aquascape. The Red Flame is a relatively easy plant to maintain, but grows rather large in the aquarium. Use this plant as a background in the smaller aquarium, and as a mid-ground focal point in the larger aquarium. Do not allow the leaves of this plant to shade neighboring plants. It requires a moderate level of light of 2 to 3 watts per gallon provided by full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs. I have a 46 gallon aquarium with 110 watts of lighting (~2.4 watts/gallon) and DIY CO2 (~12-14 PPM CO2). Are there any bright red plants I can maintain with my current setup?The Red Tiger Lotus (Nypmhaea Zenkeri) is an African stagnant water plant that is easy to keep and is widely used in aquariums. It has a medium growth speed in medium to strong light and can reach between 7-31 inches high and 9-23 inches wide.Reproduction within this species is by adventitious plants, side shoots, and rhizome division. Simply allow the plant to reproduce by one of the above methods, and when the new plant forms its own leaves, separate and replant in another location of the aquarium. The Red Flame is sensitive to copper, so this type of medication should not be added to the aquarium where it is contained. Cultures from northern China to South Africa regard lotus plants as sacred. Red tiger lotus (Nyphaeazenkeri) plants grow astonishingly quickly and are considered an invasive species in many areas of the USA. The growth rate of tiger lotus allows it to soften water and absorb a lot of nitrate and phosphate. One plant will turn 50 gallons hard water soft in a few weeks. However, if you use these gorgeous plants in an aquarium, you will want to take some precautions to ensure that they don't take over.