Looking For Floating Plants

  1. TerryCat

    TerryCat Valued Member Member

    Hi guys,

    I'm looking some really cool looking floating plants to put in my crayfish tank. I saw at the LFS some floating Anubis and was wondering if anyone else had had luck growing it floating... Also any other recommendations? the LFS said I could let water wisteria float but I can't find info on that anywhere

    It has to float because my crays destroy any plants they can get their hands on lol
  2. Katie13

    Katie13 Fishlore VIP Member

    Hornwort is great!
  3. PraptiPanda

    PraptiPanda Valued Member Member

    My personal favorite is cabomba-(fanwort) both red and green varieties look great floating. With proper nutrients and lighting they'll grow like weeds!
  4. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    Water wisteria and water sprite can be grown planted or floating. Amazon frogbit, dwarf watter lettuce and red root floaters are some others. I personally like the water sprite... it won't completely overtake your tank like duckweed and won't block light from getting to your other plants below.
  5. OP

    TerryCat Valued Member Member

    Do you know if water wisteria does well in unheated tanks? I have some growing like weeds in my other tank so I could move some over. I'm not worried about it blocking light. I don't have any plants in the substrate because my crays would eat them all. I had a friend recommend hyacinths because if the roots got out of control my cray would just eat them... any thoughts on this?
  6. sassymomma

    sassymomma Well Known Member Member

    Wisteria always did well in my unheated tank before I swapped to keeping Betta
  7. barandemir09

    barandemir09 Valued Member Member

    Amazon frogbit is nice and it doesn't go everywhere like duckweed
  8. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    I'm not sure if water wisteria would do well in unheated tanks. You could just try it?

    Sorry, no experience with hyacinths.
  9. J

    Jocelyn Adelman Fishlore VIP Member

    I have wisteria in with my Goldie's (unheated) and it does fine. Dwarf water lettuce and red root floaters are other options as well. (Personal taste I like floating water Sprite over floating wisteria, stems are more delicate). Hornwort also did fine in my coldwater tank.