06-28-2011, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by MyLittlePleco
I would recommend most species of Cryptocoryne, Anubias and Java Fern as beginner plants, although there are literally hundreds of plant species which are considered easy to keep. Do keep in mind that both the Anubias and the Java Fern are painfully slow growers.
I have all of these plants in my 2 tanks (1-20 gal, 1-10 gal). With the exception of anubias, because I just got them. The java fern does well for me. The cryptocoryne is a bit touchy...I had 4 plants loose theirs leaves after a water change and they are just recovering. Val really grows if it has lots of light, slower if there is less.
Hornwort I have gotten tired of because it drops its leaves all the time, as does cabomba, causing a lot of clean up. Don't know if it is my tank and lighting causing this, but I don't grow them.
I did find ambulia which looks similar to cabomba and does well for me as a floating and planted plant.
With the exception of ambulia, all of the other plants have descriptions found under "tropical fish profiles" tab. I find it a good reference point.