Aquarium plants play a major role in your tank’s ecosystem. So, choosing the right aquarium plants is vital. Here are the different types of aquarium plants:
Foreground plants placed at the front of your aquarium. They are short and slow-growing plants. Many foreground plants grow outward instead of upward. Usually, they cover the bottom of the tank like a carpet. Hence, they are also called carpet plants.
Examples of foreground aquarium plants are:
- Java Moss
- Dwarf Baby Tears
These types of aquarium plants are usually placed along the sides of the tank. Mid-ground plants are taller than foreground plants and generally take up less space.
Examples of mid-ground aquarium plants are:
- Java Fern
- Water Sprite
- Radican Sword
Background plants occupy the back of your aquarium. These kinds of aquarium plants are typically larger than both foreground and mid-ground plants.
Examples of background aquarium plants are:
- Amazon Sword
- Red Rubin
- Aquatic plants – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquatic_plant
- Freshwater Aquarium Plants – Live Aquaria – https://www.liveaquaria.com/category/768/
- Selecting Aquarium Plants – Animal World – https://animal-world.com/encyclo/fresh/plants/SelectionandPlantingPlants.htm