Category: Freshwater Plants

Freshwater Aquarium plants are an essential part of a healthy, good looking aquarium, and can make or break your aquascaping. Below is a list of some of the most commonly used plants in freshwater aquariums and a link to each of their respective articles.

We'd love to hear from you if you have any suggestions for additions to this list, and indeed, to see your pics of your aquascapes using these species.



African Water Fern In An Aquarium

African Water Fern

(Bolbitis Heudelotii)

The African Water Fern is a hardy and robust aquatic fern typically found in the bogs and streams of Africa. It is also sometimes called the Congo Fern as it can be found along the Congo River Basin.

Anubias Nana Information

Anubias Nana

(Anubias barteri)

The most popular plant in the entire aquarium hobby could very well be the Anubias nana. This is because the plant can be cared for easily and is very hardy. The plant is sometimes called the Dwarf Anubias or the Nana plant.

Java Fern Information

Java Fern

(Microsorum Pteropus)

The Java Fern is an aquatic fern originating in South East Asia. There are a lot of different variations of the Java fern, with ta wide range of plant and leaf shapes. The needle leaf, narrow leaf, Windelov and lance leaf are the four most common kinds.

Java Moss Information

Java Moss

(Taxiphyllum barbieri)

Java Moss comes from areas of Southeast Asia, including; Java, Japan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, and the Islands of the East Indian archipelago. It’s particularly common in moist and tropical climates. Sometimes it can be found growing on rocks, river banks, and tree trunks.

Lilaeopsis Information


(Lilaeopsis Brasiliensis)

The Brazilian micro sword plant has short stems and is commonly used as an aquarium carpet. They can be found throughout most of Brazil, growing fully or partially submerged along the banks of streams and rivers.

Water Wisteria Information

Water Wisteria

(Hygrophila difformis)

Water Wisteria is an easy aquatic plant that won’t require much of your attention to keep alive. Both beginners and expert aquarists use the plant. It grows quickly and has a hardy nature, making it one of the more common plants used by aquarium hobbyists.