Which plants would be best for the background in my tank?
I have a 140l community tank with Harlequins, Cardinal tetras and danios, plus four Corydoras. I have some
Anubias, moss, Java fern and crypts in there but I would like to add some easy plants that will grow quite tall for the back. Something with a bushy appearance would be ideal.
I have three T8 tubes and I don’t use CO2. What would you recommend? ANNE WILLIS, BY EMAIL
GEORGE SAYS: The easiest and fastest growing species of bushy stem plant that would suit your tank include Hygrophila polysperma (Indian swampweed, Picture 1) and Limnophila
sessilflora (Ambulia, Picture 4). These two plants look different to one other so research them to decide which you like best – or you could add them both.
Other good choices for your set-up would include Rotala rotundifolia (dwarf rotala, Picture 3) and Ludwigia palustris (Hampshire purslane, Picture 2).
Your aquarium sounds fine for all of these suggested plants as they all have low demands for lighting and CO2.