Posted by Oze Parrot on 31st January 2006
Aquarium Plants are not crucial when it comes to setting up a Home Aquarium but they do help to add eye catching features to your fish tank. A tank full of fish or amphibians can be quite boring so the plants are there to spruce things up a little bit, as well as to provide a recreational facility for your fish.
You don’t need to put Plants in a tank that has bigger fish, such as cichlids, in it, as they will just remove any foliage because they don’t like a lot of greenery in their tank, they like it rather rocky. When decorating an Aquarium that is going to be occupied by smaller fish such as tetras and guppy’s, then Plants are essential as these types of fish like to have a lot of foliage to swim amongst.
You can choose from a variety of Home Aquarium Plants that are either bushy, or slim like trees, as well as a choice of reeds and grasses; they are there for the fish to hide in and to create the effect of a natural habitat for them.
Some fish prefer to live among reefs while others are happier to cavort in reeds and plants, so their habitats need to be imitated in your Home Aquarium.
The life expectancy of your fish can be greatly increased by choosing their surrounds carefully; if they have enough room to move around and the aquarium is set up like their natural environment, then this will keep the fish happy and contented.
When your fish are happy they eat and stay alive; an unhappy fish will have a poor appetite and eventually it will die.
Home Aquarium Plants can be used for decorative purposes as well as for helping to keep your fish healthy. Plants are there to help your fish survive in their new home, if the fish are unhappy it affects the way that ithey live and feed. This in turn can affect whether the fish will survive or not.
If you elect to keep small fish then make the effort and spend a little more to get the best plants for your fish in order to keep them contented, if you choose to keep larger fish don’t bother so much about the foliage.
Plants can be also used for decorative purposes. Arranging the plants in an artistic fashion can make all the difference to the visual presentation of your Home Aquarium.
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