Pink/red Foreground Plants For 10 Gallon? Help

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by ahouseofscales, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. ahouseofscales

    ahouseofscalesValued MemberMember

    Hi! I'm looking for a pink/red foreground plant to go in my 10 gallon that is fairly easy to care for. Lighting is finnex planted plus 24/7 v2 (customized lighting schedule is below), kept at 78F, internal filter. Stocking is a dwarf gourami and two CPOs. Substrate is flourite black sand mixed with black gravel. Plants I have currently are a few varieties of amazon sword, what was sold to me as dwarf sag but I think is some type of val, and floating and planted water wisteria. 50% water change once a week and dosing once a week with Nilocg Thrive. I have heard of a few plants that could work (crypts/buce) but I'd like to see other's opinions. Thanks! Screenshot 2019-01-16 at 7.42.32 PM.pngScreenshot 2019-01-16 at 7.44.26 PM.png
  2. Kathryn Crook

    Kathryn CrookWell Known MemberMember

    Possibly a red dwarf lilly if it stays compact. They can reach for the surface sometimes tho.
  3. Hondacivic

    HondacivicWell Known MemberMember

    Alternanthera reineckii ‘mini’ (AR mini) and Crypt flamingo would be a good “easy” plant. Another two would be red tiger lotus and aquarium dwarf lily, both can potentially get big, but with constant trimming, it can eventually be “trained” to stay short and compact.
  4. Vishaquatics

    VishaquaticsWell Known MemberMember

    Alternanthera reineckii mini is a great choice. Its undersides always stays red, no matter the light condition, but getting the tops of the leaves to turn red is another story if there's lowlight.

    A safer bet would likely be bronze or red crypts. I personally like crypt undulata and crypt wendtii red.
  5. aussieJJDude

    aussieJJDudeWell Known MemberMember

    Highly reccomend AR mini!

    Another plant I would suggest is some of the reddish bucephlandra available. A lot of them stay small, and can be tied/glued onto small peices of rocks and scattered along the front of the aquarium.

    (Tiger lotus never stays compact for me. Even if I train it to grow short, it will happily throw out massive leaves and ruin the aquascape.

    Red moss (actually an algae) could work as well, and look great due to its small 'leaf' size... plus does well in lower lighting conditions according to those that keep it.
  6. -Mak-

    -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    AR mini might get really leggy since your tank looks somewhat shaded.
    scroll down a little bit here to see what I mean:
    Complete guide to CO2 for the planted aquarium

    However it's still probably your best bet. Red plants only turn really red in high tech conditions, but AR mini is one of the more forgiving red plants :)