View Full Version : Discus Plants

01-06-2007, 12:44 AM
Can anyone please suggest to me, a type of plant that will spread out across the bottom of the fish tank as sort of a carpet so it were, and what is the plant that has many needle like leaves that shoot upwards, i am trying to set my discus tank up better

01-06-2007, 09:51 AM
Well, I've got brazillian microswords slowly spreading out as my grassy carpet. It's a hardy enough little plant that does well in soft, acidic water but in terms of lighting and algae buildup Microswords can be difficult. For it to do really well high light and extra co2 are required.

Other than that, dwarf saggitaria/dwarf hairgrass has been recommended on a number of occasions as a good 'carpet' plant. I have had no experience with it though, but apparently it's quite an easy plant to get going.