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Anacharis, Brazilian Waterweed (Egeria densa) Live Aquatic Aquarium Plant
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When you keep Anacharis, you need to be careful with the plant. It's never a good idea to release aquarium plants or animals into the wild, but Anacharis has a track record of getting established and choking out native plants all over the world. In some areas, it can grow thick enough to clog waterways. Always dry out or burn Anacharis cuttings, and never flush them down the toilet. In short, never give live Anacharis a way to get into local waterways. Anacharis is so potentially invasive that many regions ban the plant.
Anacharis narrow leaf (egeria najas) - Beginner Live Aquarium Plants Tropical
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The perfect live plant for a beginner, the anacharis is easy to care for, removes harmful ammonia from the water and is a good oxygenator. You may recognise it from the plant you had with your goldfish when you were a kid as it is probably the most common aquarium plant. It looks like a long green stem with many small, flat, tiny sword shaped leaves up the whole stem. Anacharis Elodea Egeria Densa ADA Easy Live Fish Aquarium Pond Plants Ja...
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Angels and other fishes quickly learn to work their way thru the strands of anacharis. Most fish feel more secure in planted aquaria. A nice stand of anacharis strands makes your fish feel more at home. Anacharis is a definite piscatorial de-stressor.What's in a name? Plenty. In the case of discussingthe plants here, the name"anacharis" used to be a valid genus name for some of theseplants; and is a moniker still often used. The correct name for most species of "anacharis"is ("Ell-oh-dee-ah"). is anotherrecent (1961) erected genus for a similar plant (the one of mostinterest to aquarists) that produces 2 to 4 flowers ( only1), that have large and deeply white petals (versus small andcolorless), and are pollinated by insects (elodeas is done viawater).Dear Reader, after using and selling what I thought wasone brand "X" bunch plant "anacharis" over thedecades, I'm coming clean. There is but one great all-roundwarm-water aquarium "anacharis" formerly of the genus"" now , a few coldwater varieties(unfortunately all-too-often mis-sold as tropicals) and the"other" names are fallacious.It is a good plant for beginners due to their rapid growth and it helps to create a nutrient balance in the aquarium. The growth rate depends largely on the amount of light and nutrition available. This plant plays a great role to prevent algae growth in the aquarium by absorbing a great number of nutrients from the water. It secretes an antibiotic substance which also helps to prevent blue green algae. Anacharis acts as a filter, catching and holding suspended material in the pond or aquarium. It provides shade and shelter for fish. It also provides a place for fish during spawning season to deposit the eggs.Anacharis is one of the most popular plants in the aquarium hobby due to their gorgeous green like coloration and easy to care for. It is also known as Large-flowered Waterweed, Brazilian Waterweed, Elodea, common waterweed, dense waterweed, egeria, leafy elodea, South American waterweed etc. It is native to Southeastern Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina. At present it is found in many countries such as North America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and many other regions of the world. It is perennial plant that grows in water up to 4 m depth ranges. It inhabits in ponds, lakes and slow moving water such as gentle streams, canals and rivers. It tolerates a wide range of nutrient, oxygen, carbon dioxide and pH condition. It grows well on fine substrates with a high organic content.Aquarium Lighting: An Anacharis plant does well under moderate light. Anacharis plants can die in low light tanks. Anacharis plants can also do well in high light situations. But if aquarium lighting is too intense, or on for too many hours, green hair algae or other algae can begin to grow on Anacharis plants. This is especially true for older stems and leaves that are closest to the surface.