Adding live plants to your guppy fish tank can help eliminate toxic waste and provide hiding places for baby guppies. Here are some of the best floating or live plants for guppies.
Frogbit is very easy to grow. It’s a floating plant that grows at a reasonable rate. It does not grow too fast to the point where it becomes impossible to control.
Frogbit grows long roots and fuzzy roots, which are a great hiding place for baby guppies. However, keeping snails in the aquarium can hinder growth of the frogbit as snails like to eat the roots. You can order it on Amazon.
Naja grass (guppy grass) effectively extracts nitrate from the water column, so it can be used in heavily stocked tanks to keep nitrate levels low. When allowed to grow densely, guppy grass is a great place for fry to hide and stay safe from other predatory fish.
Duckweed grows super-fast. The growth and reproduction rate of duckweed can explode when the right nutrients and lights are present.
Duckweed thrives in nearly any aquarium, and in most cases experiences explosive growth. If cleaning and purifying your aquarium’s water isn’t enough, they also have a well-deserved reputation for reducing algae growth. You can purchase it at several online fish stores.
Java moss is a living plan that has long stringy leaves that are perfect hiding places for guppies. It anchors to the bottom of the aquarium grows really fast. It works well as a natural filter and can be grown without CO2 or fertilizer. Buy it on Amazon.
One of the most popular live aquarium plants and easily found in most fish pet stores. Hornwort can either be potted in a substrate or they can float around in the aquarium/tank. They grow really fast so they can quickly start providing shelter for your fry.
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Live plants are great for guppy aquariums and to fish tanks in general. Not only are they decorative but they can help remove nitrates from the water, making it cleaner. Some floating plants can be used for breeding guppies because their root system provides enough coverage and hiding spaces for guppy fry.