red aquarium plants

17 Beautiful Red Aquarium Plants for Every Home Tank

Living aquatic plants are an excellent addition to any freshwater aquarium. The plants take nitrates from the water to use as fertilizer; they absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen through photosynthesis, providing shelter and spawning grounds for fish. Green plants look beautiful in any aquascape, but red aquarium plants add something special to the … Read more

Red Stem Plants

9 Red Stem Plants: Your Aquarium’s Most Colorful Addition

Red aquatic plants can make a beautiful visual display in your fish tank, adding a bold splash of color to your aquascape that contrasts perfectly with the green leaves of your other planting. However, red aquarium plants are notoriously difficult to grow and maintain successfully, but there are a few species that beginners can take … Read more

Best Plants For Nitrate Removal

The Best Plants For Nitrate Removal

You may have heard that live plants are great to add to your freshwater aquarium to help with algae problems. But why? Plants take up nutrients, like nitrate, from the water to grow. Not only does this nitrate reduction method help reduce the number of excess nutrients in the aquarium water column, but it eventually … Read more

Marsilea Hirsuta

Marsilea Hirsuta Care Guide

There are many types of live aquatic plants that can be used in a tropical fish tank. Some species are tall and make excellent background specimens, while others are shorter and can be grown in the foreground. Marsilea Hirsuta is a carpet-forming plant whose leaves resemble those of the terrestrial clover plant. This is not … Read more

Rotala Wallichii

Rotala Wallichii: A Complete Care Guide

Looking for a vibrant red color to bring to your freshwater planted aquarium?  Rotala wallichii, also known as whorly Rotala, can be a bright and fluffy addition to the aquatic landscape. This versatile plant can create a gorgeous background for your tank, growing high enough to reach the surface of nearly any sized display.  However, … Read more

best aquarium plant fertilizer

Best Aquarium Plant Fertilizer Options For A Thriving Freshwater Tank

While some plants are supposed to be easy to keep, you might find yourself struggling with melting yellow leaves or a general lack of growth. There are a few factors that go into successfully growing and maintaining freshwater plants, including lighting, substrates, water flow, and nutrients. Nutrients can be confusing to test and understand in … Read more

Aquarium Grass

10 Best Aquarium Grass Species

Living plants are a great asset to any freshwater fish tank. Plants help clean the water by using chemicals that are harmful to your fish as fertilizer, and they oxygenate the water as part of the process of photosynthesis. A lush green carpet of living aquarium grass not only looks beautiful, but also provides shelter … Read more

Fast-Growing Aquarium Plants

7 Fast Growing Aquarium Plants!

There are plenty of reasons to want to go for fast growing live plants in your aquarium. Some fish love to nibble on plants, so it’s a great idea to grow them separately to add some variety to their diet. Fast growers compete with algae, are usually relatively easy to care for and can really … Read more

duckweed in aquarium

Duckweed In Aquarium: Benefit Or Nuisance?

If you’ve had problems with freshwater algae or maintaining water quality, you may have been recommended a type of floating plant called duckweed. Aquarium duckweed is generally a small plant that sits on top of the surface of many lakes and ponds in the wild. It has been added to the aquarium hobby for nutrient … Read more


Moneywort Care Guide

Moneywort, also known simply as Bacopa, is a popular freshwater aquarium plant that is moderately easy to grow. They are slow-growing but can reach heights of several inches tall both in and out of water depending on their placement. Moneywort does require some special lighting, though, which makes it a step up in difficulty compared … Read more


Lilaeopsis Care Guide

Fresh aquatic plants make an excellent addition to any freshwater aquarium, adding vibrant color, providing hiding places for shy fish species, helping to oxygenate the water, and soaking up nitrates. There is a vast selection of plant species you can choose to grow in your fish tank, provided that the water conditions are suitable. Some … Read more

Growing Dwarf Hairgrass

Growing Dwarf Hairgrass

The news is in: having a lush lawn isn’t just for your yard! Did you know that you can grow one in your fish tank, too? Aquarium grass is extremely popular with aquascaping professionals and aquarium trade hobbyists who use it to create a vibrant green carpet across the substrate. Of the carpet plant species … Read more

Coldwater Aquarium Plants

10 Easy Coldwater Aquarium Plants

Let’s be honest: tropical fish tanks can be a hassle. Sometimes, a busy life gets in the way of the maintenance they require, and that leads to a crumbling ecosystem and, unfortunately, dead fish. But a nice, lush aquarium can be a beautiful addition to your home. What to do… Well, you could always consider … Read more

Plantprofiel: Anubias (Anubias barteri)

Growing Anubias (Anubias Barteri)

Anubias is one of the most popular aquarium plant species and a favorite for many beginners and more experienced aquarists. It doesn’t require any special care, grows well in low-light aquariums, and has large broad leaves that are appreciated by fish that prefer some extra hiding places. As an added bonus, it also comes in … Read more

Growing Vallisneria

Growing Vallisneria

Vallisneria varieties, also known simply as ‘Vals’, are an aquarium plant species popular for their resemblance of sea grass, quick growth and easy care. They can reach a height of anywhere between a few inches to right across the top of your tank and the tall leaves make a great hiding place for shy fish. … Read more