Suitable Fish

The smaller cryptocorynes should be kept free from algae and debris, so small algae-eaters, such as Otocinclus spp., and scavengers, such as Corydoras spp., are fine. All the plants used here are quite hardy, so slightly boisterous fish can be added, such as barbs and danios. These fish will also appreciate the open swimming space in the center of the aquarium. Barbs, including the tiger barb (Puntius tetrazona), golden barb (P. sachsi), rosy barb (P. conchonius), black ruby barb (P. nigrofasciatus), and cherry barb (P. titteya), are all suitable.

Plant list

1. Anubias barterivar. nana (Dwarf anubias)

2. Ceratophyllum demersum (Hornwort)

3. Cryptocoryne affinis

4. Cryptocoryne lutea

5. Cryptocoryne walkeri

6. Egeria densa (Elodea)

7. Microsorium pteropus (Java fern)

8. Hygrophila corymbosa

Floating plant

Salvinia auriculata (Salvinia)

Cryptocoryne lutea

Anubias barteri var. nana (Dwarf anubias)

Cryptocoryne walkeri

Most floating plants will thrive with only one or two fluorescent tubes. These run cool and do not overheat the delicate leaves.

Ceratophyllum demersum (Hornwort)

Microsorium pteropus (Java fern)

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

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