Aquarium Plants

Aquarium plants provide a lot of benefits to an aquarium. It provides oxygen, hiding places for fish, and adds aesthetic value to the aquarium. Not all aquatic plants are suitable for aquariums, but there is an abundance of suitable plants for aquariums as well.

To maintain a live aquarium plant, you must provide it with the proper lighting, nutrients, and water conditions. While more attention is required compared to artificial plants, many aquarists feel that it is worth the effort to keep live plants in their fish tank.

Aquarium Plant Types

Many different types of aquarium plants include aquarium moss and foreground plant, mid-ground plant, background plant, floating plants, and more. Some common aquarium plants include Anubias, Bucephalandra, Cryptocoryne, Echinodorus, and Hygrophila. One of the easiest aquarium plants to grow is Java Fern.