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Old 03-30-2011, 06:59 PM   #1 
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Plants?

What plants does everyone recommend for breeding tanks?
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:03 PM   #2 
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floating plants or non-rooted plants like
anarchis
hornwort
java moss (or any type of moss really)
pennywort
frogbit
duckweed
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:02 PM   #3 
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I use elodea (also known as anacharis) and water sprite.
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:33 PM   #4 
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I often stuff half of the breeding tub with anacharis - IMO, ideal for females getaway and useful for fry.

Floating plants like water lettuce and water hyacinth are often used because their leaves are ideal nesting areas and their roots can house tons of micro critters - ideal for outdoors natural settings.
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Thanks!
So should I be able to pick these plants up at the pet store or will I need to order them online?
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:57 PM   #6 
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Elodea/Anacharis is pretty common, but different areas have different species. Egeria densa is listed as a non-native invasive species here in Oregon, so they sell different varieties that, IMO, are not as good.

Water sprite is less common. I'd look for both at local stores, not chain pet stores. If they don't have them, ask, they may be able to get them. It would at least save you the shipping if it comes in with their regular shipment, and most pet stores get a shipment weekly.

Hornwort is a fairly common aquarium plant.

Water lettuce is often available at stores that specialize in ponds.
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