View Full Version : Coldwater plants

09-09-2010, 02:16 AM
Are there any plants that are ideal for a coldwater tank (as low as 63*F in the winter)?

At the moment the tank is populated with mostly java ferns, some random crypts and anubius. The java fern, which is normally my all purpose plant, is doing ok but not great. Same with the anubius. Much to my surprise the baby crypts that I put into the tank and expected to die are doing rather well and getting bigger.

I'm trying to find some more plants to fill out the tank but wanted to see if there was anything that was cold water friendly.

09-09-2010, 02:31 AM
I have val, java fern and crypts in a cold/cool water tank (goldies)

09-17-2010, 01:10 PM
I agree. Java fern, java moss and Vals do great, as well as most of the Ludwigia sp, and Elodea.

09-17-2010, 02:19 PM

The tank now has 3 species of java fern, various crypts, anubius and now some lily pads I just put in last night. The fish seem to be doing a number on the leaves of the broadleaf ferns but they rooted well so hopefully they will bounce back. Thus far everything else is good. I'm hoping to get some leaves on the new lilies sometime this week.