An aquarium usually brings tranquility and peace in anyone’s life or in any space you place it; whether it is at work or in your home. It will surely attract you a few times a day, and invite you to spend time watching the fish swim amongst the environment you have created for them. Therefore, take a few minutes and choose the right décor and aquarium plants, which will not only look good but be healthy for your fish as well.
Best Plants for Your Fish
Plants help keep the water healthy by working the same they do as house and garden plants. They purify the air the fish breathe and therefore keep them in good health. Aquarium plants also add a great deal of color to the décor of the tank and provide your pet friends with somewhat a natural environment for them to swim in and play.
However, there are a few things you must ensure in order to keep your aquarium plants healthy. One of those things is providing it with light - whether direct or artificial -especially in winter time or they will definitely die in due course.
Choosing which plant is best for your aquarium is easy if you take in consideration the size of your tank and the amount of fish that you have in it. It is important that you keep this ratio in mind otherwise you will end up with a tank that has too many plants and it will look more like a swamp then an aquarium.
You will need gravel in order to attach or plant the aquarium plants. Planting is done very easily by just pushing the roots under the gravel; if the plant has no roots you still need to do the same thing in order to keep the plant attached to the bottom of the tank so it looks decorative.
Here are a few aquarium plants that are most commonly used for both looks and the effect they have on the fish: Amazon Sword, Anubias Angustifolia, Wisteria, Java Moss and Money Wort to name only a few out of the many.
To find what your options are available for the size of your tank and the number of your fish, research web sites specialized in this domain and they will be happy to assist you.