Plants That Will Survive In A Cichlid Aquarium

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Plants that are planted in a Cichlid tank should be anchored down; either the plant should be planted in pots, or attached to wood or rocks.

Note: Different species of Cichlids will treat plants differently, some will not mind plants, while others will. This is a list of plants that will have the best chance of surviving in a Cichlid Aquarium.

Lighting: Low

Any Species of Anubias.
Scientific names: Anubias barteri var. barteri, Anubias barteri var. angustifolia, Anubias barteri var. caladiifolia, Anubias barteri var. glabra, Anubias barteri var. nana.
Anubias is probably the number 1 plant for a Cichlid tank and will grow very well on drift wood.
Difficulty: Very Easy
Lighting Requirements: Low
Tank Placement: Not Specific
Best planted on drift wood
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Cryptocoryne wendtii
Difficulty: Very Easy
Lighting Requirements: Low
Tank Placement: Foreground


Java Moss
Scientific name: (Taxiphyllum barbieri)
Difficulty: Very Easy
Lighting Requirements: Low
Tank Placement: Not Specific
Very popular


Java Fern
Scientific name: (Microsorium pteropus)
Difficulty: Easy
Lighting Requirements: Low
Tank Placement: Not Specific
Very popular




Lighting: Medium Low


Crinum natans
Difficulty: Moderate
Lighting Requirements: Medium Low
Tank Placement: Backdrop
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Lighting: Medium



Vallisneria gigantea
Difficulty: Moderate
Lighting Requirements: Medium
Tank Placement: Backdrop
Popular


Amazon Broadleaf Sword
Scientific name: (Echinodorus amazonicus, & Echinodorus bleheri)
Also known as: Echinodorus brevipedicellatus, or Echinodorus paniculatus
Difficulty: Moderate
Lighting Requirements: Medium
Tank Placement: Backdrop
Very popular


Giant Bacopa
Scientific name: Bacopa caroliniana
Difficulty: Moderate
Lighting Requirements: Medium
Tank Placement: Backdrop




Lighting: Medium High


Melon Sword
Scientific name: ( Ech, Osiris)
Difficulty: Moderate
Lighting Requirements: Medium High
Tank Placement: Backdrop
Popular


Kleiner Bar Sword
Difficulty: Moderate
Lighting Requirements: Medium High
Tank Placement: Backdrop
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Nomaphila stricta
Difficulty: Moderate
Lighting Requirements: Medium High
Tank Placement: Backdrop


Green Ozelot Sword
Scientific name: (Ech. Ozelot)
Difficulty: Moderate
Lighting Requirements: Medium High
Tank Placement: Backdrop
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Lighting: High


Riccia fluitans
Difficulty: Moderate
Lighting Requirements: High
Tank Placement: Floating or strapped down to objects.
Water conditions:
Temperature: 59-86° F (15-30° C)
pH: 6.8-8.0
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This actually depends on the type of cichlid you have in the tank and how healthy they are. Fortunately most of my fish are healthy until recently where I have encountered some internal parasite issue and I am treating my tank. Now back to the topic I have tried most of these plants as mentioned above my Venustus EATS THEM ALL. So if the cichlid is a herbivore or an omnivore the chances of the plant surviving is pretty low. If your fish is happy , which means that he/she is showing his/her natural behaviour as most of the 5 great lakes in Africa from which cichlid originate are more of rocks and sand then any vegetation on the lake base.
 
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