Probably the most famous of all stem plants commonly used in aquascaping is Rotala and out of all the Rotala varieties nothing is easier than Rotala Rotundifolia. Its small pink/peach leaves with compact growth are very attractive to both amateurs and professional aquarists alike.
Anyone who has an aquarium should know the basics of photosynthesis. Water, carbon dioxide, lighting, then we get organic compounds and a by-product in the form of oxygen. This process is as old as the oldest plant on this planet.
This hardy fish species fascinates freshwater fish keepers all over the world. Its snake-like body shape and interesting behaviour make it a very popular aquarium fish. If the idea of adding this fascinating species from West Africa, this article is for you.
Hydrocotyle Tripartita is not known to be a foreground plant but this does not mean it will not act that way if provided with sufficient light. Its vine-like growth pattern will readily and quickly work like a carpeting plant in the aquarium. It will quickly fill up every inch of the aquarium if conditions are right.
rophylaxis in fish is more effective than treatment- I think every aquarist can admit it, especially in the case of fish immune system which is not always strong, depending on the fish species and conditions present in the aquarium. A well-fed fish with strong natural and adaptive immunity is more likely to cope with stress.
A seemingly simple question suggests two types of answers. Some hobbyists believe that they do not need it because they do not buy new fish, they do not introduce any other organisms into the tank, they do not bring new plants and they do not feed with live food.
Stem plants grow primarily in height, so they need to be trimmed. Thanks to this treatment, they will spread and create a beautiful, compact clump. To make it even more dense, we can plant the parts that were obtained as a result of cutting next to the “mother”.
Aquascapinig became a very popular hobby thanks to Takashi Amano- a Japan Photographer who developed and was a great master in underwater plant art. Art? Yes. This is art! Do you think that this is not for you because you were bad in drawing in kindergarten? You can’t be more worse. The art reflected in the planted tank is not limited to the arrangement but includes also many scientific aspects of the hobby which are also interesting and challenging.
It may seem out of the ordinary to put a pond plant in an aquascape but Red Tiger Lotus absolutely works. More likely a centerpiece plant for large aquariums though, this plant with its broad, soft red leaves will capture the viewer’s attention. It will grow quite large though if left unchecked. Adding a Red Tiger Lotus to a River Bed setup seems to complete the illusion and so has been used by aquascapers in the hobby for years.
Aquatic flowering plants are definitely great ornament to planted tank. While it may seem unlikely you actually can find wide range of flowering aquatic plants. And as for all underwater plants the key is good maintenance in your fish tank.