Getting the Right Plants for Your Tanks

Aquarium owners should know that aquarium plants available in shops can be “true aquatic plants” or “non-aquatic plants”.  True aquatic plants can be used in aquariums and are able to be put full submerged into the water.  Non aquatic plants are better used in terraniums.  Often, these plants are labelled properly, however there can be mix ups!

Do not assume that just because a plant is displayed fully submerged in water that it is a true aquatic plant for aquariums!  Sometimes, people deliberately choose non aquatic plants because they like the look of them, knowing that they will not last long submerged under water.  It is a good idea to know which plants you have bought so you can expect them to not last for long!