Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Freshwater > Freshwater & Brackish - Planted Tanks
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 08-07-2011, 02:19 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Regular
 
Dusty280's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 69
Plants and guppies

I am starting a 20 gallon fancy guppy tank. The tank has been cycled. I want to add live plants that would be good for protecting young fry. I need a plant with mod to low light requirements. Any ideas?
__________________

__________________
Dusty280 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 02:19 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
bruinsbro1997's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: California Coastline
Posts: 5,663
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dusty280
I am starting a 20 gallon fancy guppy tank. The tank has been cycled. I want to add live plants that would be good for protecting young fry. I need a plant with mod to low light requirements. Any ideas?
Hornwort, pennywort and anacharis are all good choices.
__________________

__________________
"If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes."
--John Wooden
bruinsbro1997 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 02:26 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Galligak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Oxford, OH
Posts: 20,585
Another good one would be guppy grass Najas guadalupensis would be good too and doesn't require any special lighting and Bruinsbro1997 has a great list too!
__________________
Galligak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 02:29 PM   #4
come get me tang police!
 
jetajockey's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: In a swamp near you /Pensacola, FL
Posts: 12,047
For protecting fry, it's hard to beat java moss. Guppy grass is another good one.
__________________
Dont Forget to Join my FREE weekly Plant Giveaway.
Click Here!
jetajockey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 04:09 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Apprentice
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Calgary, Canada
Posts: 20
javamoss is great as it is very thick
__________________
398008001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2011, 04:11 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
rich311k's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 12,189
Send a message via Yahoo to rich311k
Moss, anacharis, wisteria, float some hornwort. Plenty of good choices.
__________________
From where the sun now stands, I will fight no more forever.
rich311k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2011, 11:39 AM   #7
Aquarium Advice Activist
 
Bettacrazy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: some where on earth
Posts: 175
Java moss. I have it in all my freshwater tanks and one of my bettas burrows himself deep inside it and sleeps.

Quick fact that isen't needed but oh well . Fish actually sleep but since they dont have eyelids like most creatures they look dead. There version of sleep is lying motionless for about 1 to 2 hours. This is what my betta does only he wakes up every 15 minutes to take a breath.
__________________
Bettacrazy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2011, 04:50 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
BBradbury's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 4,981
Best Plant for Guppies

Hello Dusty...

Back in the "dark ages" and I'm talking about the late 1950s and early 60s the plant of choice for Guppy tanks was Water Sprite also called Water fern and Indian fern.

The "water keepers" of that day didn't have anything fancy and would judge the condition of the water by the condition of the Sprite. If the Sprite thrived, then the water conditions were right and the Guppies thrived too.

I have several large tanks of Fancy Guppies, probably a 1,000 individuals or more (how would one tell anyway) and have floated Water Sprite in all my tanks. The fry survival rate in my tanks is quite high, maybe because of the Sprite.

Get the Sprite in the tank and you'll have a lot of Guppies.

B
__________________

__________________
"Fear not, my young apprentice. Just change the tank water."
BBradbury is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
guppie, guppies, plant, plants

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I've made ALL the mistakes! Territoons Member Introductions 343 09-16-2011 08:26 PM
New, but enthusiastic! ciantarah Member Introductions 5 08-02-2011 12:14 AM
why is my platy attacking my guppies? sholi Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 1 08-01-2011 05:23 PM
guppy breeding lynmccoy Freshwater & Brackish - Breeding 1 07-02-2011 09:46 AM
A Crazy Attempt at a Planted Tank BBradbury Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 5 06-26-2011 08:57 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.