With all of these benefits provided by plants in aquariums, it doesn’t make sense to have a freshwater aquarium without plants.
The Amazon sword is an interesting plant that can be grown in a variety of conditions. It is definitely one of the most well known and easy to care for freshwater plants. Amazon Swords often grow very large in the aquarium and this should be kept in mind before purchasing an Amazon sword. They are perfect for the beginner because they require only a low level of lighting and a low level of nutrients to survive. However, with a high level of lighting and the addition of liquid supplements the Amazon sword will begin to grow extremely quickly in the aquarium.
Freshwater fish are often collected from natural streams and rivers in the wild. Their natural habitats consist of many aquatic plants. By introducing these plants to the aquarium, it will help to mimic their wild environment. It also adds to the beauty of the aquarium. Aquariums are about recreating the wild, natural habitat of the fish. Not to lock them up in a glass box. It is a great idea to research your fish breed and attempt to locate plants that are appropriate to their wild habitat. Your local fish store may also have some wisdom on what plants are appropriate.
"My plants won't grow"; "I'm goingback to plastic!" "Hey, where's my burping clam andcolored gravel?" Arrgghhh, Dear Reader, how long is it going totake before the west catches on to "real aquariums",freshwater systems with live aquatic plants? I've waited throughdecades of excuses, house-plant larceny, blaming of undergravelfilters, claims of non-green-thumbness... I can wait no longer. Here,in easy, understandable terms are the principal "reasons" andremedies why aquarists have so little success (please don't call itluck) with aquatic plants. Don't despair, help is on the way.Java Fern and needle leaf Java Fern are two of the easiest freshwater plants that beginners can keep in their aquariums. Java Ferns are usually much larger than Needle leaf Java Fern. Java Fern has larger leaves and also requires less light. They are also generally less expensive and readily available at aquarium stores. Needle Leaf Java Ferns have thinner leaves and are rarely found in local stores. This often results in the plant being more expensive. Needle Lead Java Ferns can often be purchased off other aquarists.Below is a list of the easiest freshwater plants to keep in the aquarium. This list has been hand selected from hundreds of plants. In addition to easiness of keeping, these plants have been optimised to be low price, high availability and very aesthetic. All of the plants below can be maintained in low lighting setups without fertilisers. If you were deciding to make the switch to a planted aquarium, feel safe knowing the suggestions below are all excellent beginner plants.Anubias & anubias Nana are two more of the easiest freshwater plants to keep in the aquarium. Anubias is most commonly sold on driftwood or rocks in the aquarium store. Unlinke Java Fern, anubias Grows very slowly it is therefore important to buy a specimen that is more appropriate to your size of aquarium.