Tropical Fish Thrive With Aquarium Plants

Aquarium plants are a common sight in freshwater fish tanks. The bright green colors are beautiful and provide a special backdrop where the striking shadings of the fish are emphasized and can be seen at their best.

Besides being attractive, aquarium plants are a crucial supplement to the air pump since they aid in oxygenating the water. Fishes and other aquarium life forms may hide in or behind them according to how big they are.

Another important aspect of aquarium plants is the temperature regulation within the tank. Even though the temperature changes in a tank are very small, the plants do have the beneficial ability to shade fish from direct light.

They aren't just useful as hideout places for the fish in your tank, but they also serve to help protect their scales from the damaging effects of direct natural or artificial light. This protection is appropriate when light in the dome of the tank is too strong for the fish living in it.

Aquarium Plants have become so popular, that some hobbyists forgo the introduction of fish to a tank and instead simply keep the plants. Although the tank will require regular cleanings to remain mostly algae free, this has the added benefit of not having to worry about food and frequent water changes. It is important to remember that in this instance the overcrowding of a tank with plants may be its own undoing, and moderation is the key to beautiful plant survival.

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