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Aquarium Plants List

(By no means a complete list.  For any suggestions/corrections, please message me.  Please research the needs of your particular plant before purchasing)

Africa
Foreground

  • Anubias Nana Petite (West Africa)
  • Dwarf Hairgrass (Elocharis parvula)
  • Willow Moss (Fontinalis antipyretica) (North Africa)

Midground

  • Anubias barteri (West Africa)
  • Anubias gracilis
  • Anubias augustifolia ‘Afzelii’ (West Africa)
  • Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
  • Nymphaea lotus (East Africa)
  • Nymphaea rubra (East Africa)

Background

  • Red Ammannia (ammania gracilis)
  • Anubias congensis (West Africa)
  • Aponogeton boivinianus (Madagascar)
  • Apoogeton longiplumulosus (Northern Madagascar)
  • Madagascar Lace (Aponogeton madagascariensis) (Madagascar)
  • Bacopa monnieri (West Africa)
  • Congo Fern (Bolbitis heudelotii)
  • Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
  • Floating Fern (Ceratopteris cornuta)
  • African Onion Plant (Crinum natans) (West Africa)
  • Lagarosiphon major (South Africa)
  • Nesaea cassicaulis (West Africa)
  • Nesaea pedicellata (Tanzania, Mozambique)
  • Potamogeton mascarensis (Madagascar)

Floating

  • Eichhornia crassipes
  • Duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • Riccia (Riccia fluitans)
  • Salvinia natans (North Africa)

North America
Foreground

  • Dwarf Hairgrass (Elocharis parvula) (Cuba)
  • Willow Moss (Fontinalis antipyretica)
  • Dwarf Sagittaria (Sagittaria pusilla) (Eastern North America)
  • Water Cabbage (Samolus valerandi)
  • Fissidens fontanus (USA)

Midground

  • Giant Bacopa (Bacopa caroliniana) (North-Central America)
  • Water Hedge (Didiplis diandra)
  • Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
  • Pearlweed (Hemianthus micranthemoides) (Cuba, Southeast USA)
  • Hydrocotyle verticillata (North to Central America)
  • Scarlet Lobelia (Lobelia cardinalis)
  • Ludwigia glandulosa (Southern USA)
  • Banana Plant (Nyphoides aquatica) (Southern USA)
  • Giant Sagittaria (Sagittaria platyphylla)
  • Sagittaria subulata (Eastern USA)
  • Lizard’s Tail (Saururus cernuus)
  • Dwarf Vallisneria (Vallisneria Americana)

Background 

  • Acmella oppositifoli (Southern USA to Paraguay)
  • Round Bacopa (Bacopa rotundifolia) (Southern USA)
  • Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
  • Radicans Sword (Echinodorus cordifolius) (North America to Mexico)
  • Egeria densa
  • Eleocharis prolifera (Eastern USA)
  • Elodea Canadensis
  • Ludwigia brevipes
  • Ludwigia palustris (USA)
  • Ludwigia repens (North to Central America)
  • Lysmichia nummularia
  • Myriophyllum hippuroides
  • Myiophylum scabratum (Eastern North America, Cuba)
  • Shinnersia rivularis (Mexico)

Floating

  • Water Velvet (Azolla caroliniana)
  • Eichhornia crassipes
  • Duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • Riccia (Riccia fluitans) 

South America
Foreground

  • Alternanthera reineckii ‘Lilacina’
  • Alternanthera reineckii ‘Mini’
  • Bolivian Sword (Echinodorus bolivianus) (Brazil)
  • Echinodorus quadricostatus var. xinguensis
  • Echinodorus tenellus
  • Lilaeopsis brasiliensis (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay)
  • Hemianthus callitrichoides (Central to South America)
  • Water Cabbage (Samolus valerandi)
  • Staurogyne Repens (Southern Amazon)

Midground

  • Amazon Sword (Echinosorus amazonicus) (Brazil)
  • Black Amazon Sword (Echinodorus horemanii) (Brazil)
  • Peruvian Sword (Echinodorus parviflorus) (Peru to Bolivia)
  • Echinodorus opacus
  • Echinodorus uruguayensis
  • Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
  • Hygrophila guianensis

Background 

  • Acmella oppositifoli (Southern USA to Paraguay)
  • Aciotis acuminifolia (Lesser Antilles to Brazil, Bolivia)
  • Alternanthera rosaefolia (Argentina, Paraguay, Brazil)
  • Althernanthera Aquatica (Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay)
  • Giant Cabomba (Cabomba aquatica) (Central to South America)
  • Green Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana) (Central to South America)
  • Red Cabomba (Cabomba piauhyensis) (Central to South America)
  • Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
  • Braodleaved Amazon Sword (Echinodorus bleheri)
  • Echinodorus grandiflorus (Central to South America)
  • Echinodorus macrophyllus (Guyana, Brazil)
  • Echinodorus major (Brazil)
  • Echinosorus Osiris (Brazil)
  • Egeria naja (Brazil,Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina)
  • Eichhornia azurea
  • Spadeleaf Plant (Gymnocoronis spilanthoides)
  • Stargrass (Heteranthera zosterifolia)
  • Brazillian Pennywort (Hydrocotyle leucocephala)
  • Micranthemum umbrosum (Central to South America)
  • Brailian Milfoil (Myriophyllum aquaticum)
  • Red Myriophyllum (Myriopylum tuberculatum)
  • Potagmogeto gayii
  • Spathiphylum wallisii (Columbia) (Semi Aquatic)

Floating

  • Eichhornia crassipes
  • Duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • Amazonian Frogbit (Limomium laevigatum)
  • Riccia (Riccia fluitans)
  • Salvinia auriculata (Central to South America)
  • Salvinia Minima

Asia
Foreground

  • Dwarf Hairgrass
  • Japanese Rush (Blyxa japonica)
  • Cryptocoryne walkeri var. lutea (Sri Lanka)
  • Cryptocoryne siamensis (Thailand)
  • Cryptocoryne parva (Sri Lanka)
  • Cryptocoryne willisii (Sri Lanka)
  • Willow Moss (Fontinalis antipyretica)
  • Hydrocotyle sibthorpioides
  • Java Moss
  • Monosolenium tenerum (India, China)
  • Pogostemon helferi (Thailand)

Midground

  • Cryptocoryne albida (Thailand)
  • Cryptocoryne affinis (Malaysia)
  • Cryptocoryne beckettii (Sri Lanka)
  • Cryptocoryne ciliata (Southeast Asia)
  • Cryptocoryne undulata (India)
  • Cryptocoryne wendtii (Sri Lanka)
  • Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
  • Java Fern (Microsorium pteropus) (Southeast Asia)
  • Nymphaea lotus (Southeast Asia)
  • Nymphaea rubra (Southeast Asia)
  • Giant Sagittaria (Sagittaria platyphylla) (Southeast Asia)
  • Vallisneria tortifolia (Southeast Asia)
  • Cyperus helferi (Southeast Asia)

Background 

  • Ruffled Aponogeton (Aponogeton crispus) (Sri Lanka)
  • Compact Aponogeton (Aponogeton ulvaceus) (Sri Lanka)
  • Aponogeton rigidifolius (Sri Lanka)
  • Aponogeton undulates (India)
  • Chinese Ivy (Cardamine lyrata) (China, Korea)
  • Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
  • Onion Plant (Crinum thaianum) (Thailand)
  • Cryptocoryne balansae (Thailand)
  • Cryptocoryne cordata (Thailand)
  • Star Rotala (Eusteralis stellata)
  • Giant Hygrophila (Hygrophila corymbosa) (India)
  • Water Wisteria (Hygrophila difformis) (India, Thailand, Malaysia)
  • Hygrophila corymbosa ‘Gracilis’
  • Hygrophila corymbosa ‘Strigosa’
  • Hygrophila corymbosa ‘Glabra’
  • Hygrophila stricta (Thailand, Southeast Asia)
  • Hygrophila polysperma (India)
  • Giant Ambulia (Limnophila aquatica) (India, Sri Lanka)
  • Dwarf Ambulia (Limnophila sessiliflora) (India, Sri Lanka)
  • Najas indica
  • Nymphaea stellata (India)
  • Giant Red Rotala (Rotala macrandra) (India)
  • Dwarf Rotala (Rotala rotundifolia) (Southeast Asia)
  • Rotala Wallichii (Southeast Asia)
  • Vallisneria spirialis
  • Orchid Lily (Barclaya longifolia) (Southeast Asia)

Floating

  • Eichhornia crassipes
  • Duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • Riccia (Riccia fluitans)
  • Salvinia natans

Pacifica
Foreground

  • Marsilea hirsute (Australia)
  • Glossostigma elantinoides (Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania)
  • Monosolenium tenerum (Japan, Taiwan)
  • Buce (Bucaphalandra spp.) (Borneo)

Midground

  • Cryptocoryne moehlmannii (Sumatra)
  • Cryptocoryne pondtederiifolia (Sumatra, Borneo)
  • Hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
  • New Zealand Grassplant (Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiae) (Australia, New Zealand)
  • Nuphar japonica (Japan)
  • Ranunculus inundatas (Australia)

Background

  • Chinese Ivy (Cardamine lyrata) (Japan)
  • Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)
  • Star Rotala (Eusteralis stellata) (Australia)
  • Giant Hygrophila (Hygrophila corymbosa) (Indonesia)
  • Hygrophila corymbosa ‘Crispa’ (Indonesia)
  • Dwarf Ambulia (Limnophila sessiliflora) (Indonesia)
  • Lysmichia nummularia (Japan)
  • Corkscrew Valisneria (Callisneria asiatica var. biwaensis
  • Giant Vallisneria (Vallisneria gigantean)
  • Vallisneria spirialis
  • Orchid Lily (Barclaya longifolia) (New Guinea)

Floating

  • Eichhornia crassipes
  • Duckweed (Lemna minor)
  • Riccia (Riccia fluitans)
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Here’s my new and improved ten-gallon Cherry Shrimp Garden!

Fauna:

-20+ Red cherry shrimp (Neocaridina denticulata sinensis)

-A few stow-away pond snails. >:(

-Coming soon: A few Malaysian trumpet snails (if I can find any) and maybe a few otocinclus catfish if I get some algae growth in this tank.

Flora: 

-Java moss (Taxiphyllum barbieri) 

-Rotala rotundifolia (does this even have a common name?)

-Water wisteria (Hygrophila difformis)

-Dwarf sagittaria (Sagittaria subulata)

-Marimo moss ball (Not sure what the Latin name is…)

Non-living stuff:

-Black Petco sand mixed with some small-grain black gravel

-Small Asian lamp ornament(What are these things called?)

-Several small pieces of Malaysian driftwood, stuck together to form a “tree”. Java moss from the 2.5 gallon tank is tied to the “branches” as foliage. In a couple of months, the moss will look much fuller and hopefully more tree-like.

-“Zebra stones”. If I had a guess, I would say they are made of white quartz and basalt. These were in the original 2.5 gallon, too.

-Red polished agate stones, lining out a pathway through the “garden”.

I originally bought just a few red cherry shrimp and put them in a 2.5 gallon tank on my desk with a couple of small clumps of java moss. Both the shrimp and the moss multiplied until the entire tank was filled with moss that was covered in little red shrimp within a few months! I set this ten-gallon tank up to give my growing shrimp colony more space. With a tank this large, they can breed as much as they want and I might actually have baby shrimp to sell every now and then. Just now, I spotted the first tiny white baby shrimplet since shrimp have been added to this tank. :) I will try to get a few more good-looking shrimp from other places in the coming weeks to give the gene pool some more variety, since the ones I have now are mostly related to each other.

I am hoping the plants grow in this tank. I woul love for the dwarf sag to multply enough to look somwhat like grass around the base of the driftwood tree. Hopefully the little wisteria stems grow up taller. They are so short right now, and that corner of the tank looks empty. I have moderate lighting and do not have a CO2 system in this tank, so the plant growth with probably be slow. These are hardy species that supposedly don’t need CO2 to grow, so they will probably not die, at least. My lights on this tank are simple CFL clamp-lamps that I bought at Home Depot. I am using two 13 watt 6500k bulbs, which gives me a little over two watts per gallon. I dose API Leafzone liquid plant ferts weekly, and will use root tabs sparingly under the dwarf sag so that it hopefully gets the nutrients it needs. I see a couple of yellow leaves, which means a possible iron deficiency, as I have read. Root tabs might fix that.

I will change the ugly tank background to a plain black one soon.

 

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Hi!! I was wondering if you could help me ID all of these? I’m sorry there’s so many, but I added their names to try and help a bit! Thanks!!


Hi,

I’ll give it a shot:

Bert - Not a clue, Jeremy - Opuntia monacantha f. monstrosa, Aglet - Cereus tetragonus cv. ‘Fairly Castle’, Fitzgerald - Austrocylindropuntia subulata f. cristata, Sunny - Cereus peruvianus f. monstrosa, Paddy & Jr. - Opuntia microdasys, George - Ferocactus latispinus, Lionel - Pachyphytum compactum, Ruby - Opuntia ‘Perita’, which is an odd Cylindropuntia cultivar, Simon - Mammillaria pringlei, Bonnie and Clyde - Pilosocereus pachycladus, Flora - Opuntia monacantha f. monstrosa variegata, Indigo - Myrtillocactus geometrizans, Jimmy - Hard to tell, doesn’t look too happy though, Bean - Mammillaria elongata, Spike - Polaskia chichipe and lastly, Willis is Aloe aristata. :)

Happy growing!

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The beautiful looking flowers of the Utricularia (or bladderworts) almost hides what happens below the surface. The roots of these plants contain bladder-like traps which can suck in tiny bugs to feed themselves. The bladderworts you see here are some I would like to own myself one day: U. bisquamata, U. sandersonii, U. longifolia, U. subulata, U. fulva and U. reniformis.