Pistia or water lettuce is a monotypical genus of the Araceae family, represented only by a single kind of fluctuant – Pistia stratiotes. This widespread plant can often be encountered in tanks since it looks appealing and not demanding in terms of care. In the article, you will find out about the plant habitat, how to propagate and keep it in a tank properly.
When I decided to write an article about the best aquarium plants for beginners, first of all I’ve studied the ones that Google search provided me with. You can’t imagine, how I was surprised – it’s been quite a while since I’ve read so many ridiculous ideas and tips.
Large part of the plants which are recommended for beginners in those articles, are challenging to keep even for experienced aquarists. I know it, since I’ve tried doing this many times and not always it was a success.
Anacharis or Brazilian waterweed (Egeria densa, Anacharis is an outdated name of the genus, but in the USA and in Canada it is still used) is one of the oldest and the most renowned aquarium plants.
Egeria densa is a good plant for beginner aquarists, besides its high growth rate it helps easily settle a biological balance in a new tank.
Marimo moss (Aegagrophila linnaei in Latin) is not one of aquatic higher plants, it is not even a moss. It is a type of algae that provided with some specific conditions becomes a ball-shaped one.
Marimo moss gained popularity among aquarists due to their unusual shape, unpretentiousness, the ability to dwell in various tanks and purify the tank water at the same time.
However, there are several rules you should follow to avoid any issues when keeping this algae in a tank. You will find out what these rules are from our article today.