Top 5 Aquarium Plants for Your Breeding Tank


A single breeder’s tank can be as simple or complex as you want it to be.

Designing this type of setup is easy maintenance – which means there are no substrate choices for decorative rocks and driftwood pieces like one might find on display tanks where aesthetics often come before functionality.

Breeding fish is a complicated process, and the tanks they live in can look plain.

However, one thing you could do to help them aesthetically and biologically would be adding these plants.

  • Duckweed

Duckweed is a small yet important plant that can be found in lakes, ponds, and rivers.

It isn’t always easy to spot because it floats on top of the water with its roots attached below the surface level – but don’t let its size fool you.

These plants often grow large masses at times up to 1 inch long when they’re fully mature enough for aquariums with nutrients provided through your filtration system or tablet feeder bowl.

  • Java Moss

Java moss is a hardy plant that tolerates low to high lighting for freshwater aquariums.

This creeping species has small branched stems topped by overlapping oval leaves, which are bright green colored due to their tolerance of higher than normal carbon dioxide levels.

When planting your java moss, try tying them down so they don’t float up into sight.

It can grow in water with pH 5-8 and 59°F -86 F, making it ideal as an accent or decoration.

  • Anubias

Anubias are tough plants that can tolerate a wide range of water conditions.

One species, Anubias Nana (also called “nano”), thrives in low light and does well withstanding varying nutrient levels or other obstacles to growth caused by varying pHs – it’s very adaptive!

The stems are thick green tubes growing upwards from the roots attached at their bases either directly into gravel substrate or through driftwood decoratively positioned within your freshwater tank.

  • Aquatic Moss

Aquarium mosses are often used for improving the quality of water in fish tanks plants.

They help to remove particles and absorb them, so your young ones can stay safe from prey!

Before adding any plant into an aquarium, it’s important to research which plants would work best with your particular setup parameters like light levels, pH level requirements, etc.

  • Salvinia

Salvinia, a floating fern that grows quickly and needs light to survive.

Its leaves are dark green in the shade due to its small hairs on them, making it water-resistant and preventing algae from growing near the surface where sunlight hits hardest – but even with all these features, salvia still prefers some nutrient-rich substrate for rapid growth.

It’s A Wrap!

We hope this blog post has helped anyone interested in breeding freshwater or saltwater animals or aquarium shrimp – good luck with what you decide to do next!

The benefits of having plants in your aquarium cannot be overlooked.

They provide cover for fish, which keeps young fry away from eager mouths and feelings safe too.