What Other Plants Should I Get?

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    Bruxes and Bubbles Well Known Member Member

    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. Caitlin86

    Caitlin86 Well Known Member Member

    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. Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    Sagittarius Dwarf? Jungle Val? Red Melon Swords?
     


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    ahmad.echols Valued Member Member

  5. BHK3

    BHK3 Well Known Member Member

    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. OP
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    Bruxes and Bubbles Well Known Member Member

    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. OP
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    Bruxes and Bubbles Well Known Member Member

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

    I'll look into the crypts.
     
  8. BHK3

    BHK3 Well Known Member Member

    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. Caitlin86

    Caitlin86 Well Known Member Member

    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. Kenny777

    Kenny777 Well Known Member Member

    What about Red Flame Swords?
     
  11. toolman

    toolman Well Known Member Member

    Wisteria isn't easy for my mystery's to uproot.
     
  12. OP
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    Bruxes and Bubbles Well Known Member Member

    Okay, so far I like these the best:

    Red melon sword
    Crypt Wendtii
    Water wisteria
    Red flame sword

    I'll check EBay and Aquabid and see what they've got.
     
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    ahmad.echols Valued Member Member

  14. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    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.
     
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    Bruxes and Bubbles Well Known Member Member

    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. el337

    el337 Fishlore Legend Member

    Then I also recommend crypts... they're extremely hardy. Tons of varieties too - wendtii and lucens are my favorites.
     
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    Betrayer Well Known Member Member

    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.
     
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    Bruxes and Bubbles Well Known Member Member


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

    manzeez Valued Member Member

    the temple plant is very nice
     
  20. OP
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    Bruxes and Bubbles Well Known Member Member

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

    He's like the freshwater Mexican turbo snail!

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