What Other Plants Should I Get?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Bruxes and Bubbles, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    I need some more plants for my tank. Aiming for low-medium light, and able to be run over by a mystery snail and not easily uprooted. Emphasis on that part. Soooo many plants float because Mr. Mystery tramples over them or the filter blows on them.

    My current plants that are doing well, to give an idea:

    Amazon swords
    Purple cabomba
    Rosette sword
    Parrot's feather
    Anubias
    Java ferns
    Bacopa
    Susswassertang
    Java moss
    Some sort of grass-like sword (forgot the name)


    Thanks. :)image.jpg
     




  2. Caitlin86Well Known MemberMember

    Sister is would be a pretty addition. I have it along with mystery snails and it is doing well.

    EDIT - wisteria not sister lol..auto correct at its best
     




  3. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    Sagittarius Dwarf? Jungle Val? Red Melon Swords?
     




  4. ahmad.echolsValued MemberMember

    Ive had marimo forever in my tanks its super easy and looks cool it wont get uprooted cuz it doesnt have roots here is a link for some  
     
  5. BHK3Well Known MemberMember

    Jungle Val in the back for height, and some Crypt Wendtii Bronze in the from for a bit of non-green color and filler. :)
     
  6. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    Wisteria is nice. Does it get uprooted easily? It seems all my stem plants do. :/

    Have some vals - they're not doing great right now. I'll look into the other two.


    I have one of those in the tank for the shrimp - forgot to mention it. Thanks for the suggestion!
     
  7. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    I have some corkscrew vals but they're not doing so well. :(

    I'll look into the crypts.
     
  8. BHK3Well Known MemberMember

    Wisteria develops a pretty thorough root system. I had it in gravel about the same size as yours and had no problem with it coming up. It literally grew like a weed.
     
  9. Caitlin86Well Known MemberMember

    Once in awhile 1 stem will come up..but I plant them as deep as possible..my established wisteria never gets uprooted and I think it has to do with the sword located beside it wrapping its roots around the wisteria.
     
  10. Kenny777Well Known MemberMember

    What about Red Flame Swords?
     
  11. toolmanWell Known MemberMember

    Wisteria isn't easy for my mystery's to uproot.
     
  12. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

  13. ahmad.echolsValued MemberMember

    Well ive never had buce before but i hear its easy check it out  
     
  14. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    Is this your 10g? Keep in mind that swords get very big and will probably take up most of your tank so I would leave some room for them. What about a dwarf lily to add some color? They're very low maintenance and bring something different to a tank.
     
  15. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    20 high. Tried three dwarf lillies but they melted. One of the bulbs is still there and I'm going to hope it grows back.
     
  16. el337Fishlore LegendMember

    Then I also recommend crypts... they're extremely hardy. Tons of varieties too - wendtii and lucens are my favorites.
     
  17. BetrayerWell Known MemberMember

    I was going to suggest crypts as well. Be prepared for some melting initially. Once mine adjusted to my tank, they began growing steadily (not fast, but nice steady growth). They have strong root systems once they are established and I think they would do fine with your mystery snail.
     
  18. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember


    Thank you! I love my mystery snails but they're like bulldozers. XD
     
  19. manzeezValued MemberMember

    the temple plant is very nice
     
  20. Bruxes and BubblesWell Known MemberMember

    Do you guys see what I'm dealing with here? :eek:

    He's like the freshwater Mexican turbo snail!

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