Crypt Parva

Crypt Parva

If you want the ideal foreground plant for your fish tank, Crypt Parva or Dwarf Water Trumpet might be just what you’re looking for. Crypt Parva is one of the smallest crypt tropical aquatic plants you can buy. This plant is slow-growing, but it is pretty hardy, eventually covering the floor of your aquarium in … Read more

Moneywort

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

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

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

Growing Java Fern Microsorum pteropus

Growing Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus)

Java fern is one of my personal favorite freshwater aquarium plants for many reasons! This particular fern is very easy to care for as it doesn’t need additional carbon dioxide, a strong light, specific substrate, or any extra fertilizers. It’s also one of the only plants that work great with fish that are prone to … Read more

java fern

Tying aquatic plants to wood or rock

Most aquatic plants should be planted with their roots in the substrate just like regular plants – however, there are a few exceptions. Some of the most popular aquarium plants, like Java fern and Anubias varieties, should actually be tied to rock or driftwood. When planted in the substrate, they will grow very slowly or … Read more