Aquarium Plants
Planted Aquarium
Planted Aquarium



Plants play a key role in the aquarium, offering shade and shelter so that fish feel secure, and providing food for herbivorous species. Thriving freshwater plants will restrict algal growth and help to improve the water conditions by absorbing nitrate and giving off oxygen. With hundreds of different colors, leaf shapes, and sizes available, there is endless scope for you to exercise your creative powers in the design of your aquarium.



Elodea densa
Elodea densa


Egeria densa

Family: Hydrochariaceae
Diet: Photosynthetic
Adult Size: Up to 20"
Lighting Needs: Moderate to High
Temperature: 72° - 82° F
Water Parameters: pH 6.5-7.5; KH 3-8
Care Level: Easy
Scientific Name: Egeria densa
Environment: Freshwater (Background)

This plant is typically used as a background plant. It can help to absorb nitrates and carbon dioxide. In addition it also provides security and shelter for the fish. Quick propagation occurs through nodes and shoots. This type of plant can be free floating or rooted into the substrate. The leaves on the densa are bright green in color and slightly serrated.


Most pet stores offer a wide variety of live plants for aquarium use. Plants that are collected from ponds must be carefully cleaned to avoid introducing various types of diseases to your fish. It is best to purchase your aquarium plants from reputable dealers and pet shops.




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