NANFA-- Aquatic Plants for Native fish

Chris Darrow (
Fri, 17 Dec 1999 23:17:18 +0000

What about plants useful for keeping fish, raising fry or for habitat
setups? I have found Java Moss excellent all around it tolerates
incredibly low light levels , spreads and seems to harbor lots of
micro-organisms for fry.
Water Hyacinth is another that is good for fry I think. I'll grow a
bunch in an extra tank and rotate one or more in as I need for raising
fry. Frequently Java Moss and Bladderworts will grow in amongst the
roots of the Water Hyacinth creating an even more diverse complex of
aquatic plants.
And although most serious aqautic plant enthusiasts hate algae I think
some of the string algae seem to be good fry refuges as well.

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