View Full Version : Brackish Plants

01-29-2011, 08:37 PM
I just set up a small 2 gal. brackish tank (1.008 SG) in an attempt to breed olive nerite snails. I was hoping to put a small plant in there that will survive in the brackish water and LED light that comes with the Fluval Nano set up. Will any of the anubias work? If not, what will?

Lady Hobbs
01-29-2011, 11:29 PM
Is this just aquarium salt in a tank or actually a brackish tank with marine salt? There's a big difference. Plants don't like salt and I know of none that can tolerate salt.

Nerite are very hard to get a spawn I'm told.

01-29-2011, 11:34 PM
There are some plants that tolerate salt (providing its not full marine of course)

Here a link for you Brackish Plant List (http://www.aquariumplants.com/Brackish_Water_Plants_s/22.htm)

01-30-2011, 12:21 AM
I'm using diluted salt water that would be used for a full salt tank setup.

01-30-2011, 12:26 AM
Yep, i used marine salt to do a brackish tank, just not as salty as a fully marine, as you say diluted :) Should be fine with those plants, there maybe others too. I never got to the planted stage but did research it, do a google search to see what people have successfully used :)

Lady Hobbs
01-30-2011, 01:07 AM
I'm using diluted salt water that would be used for a full salt tank setup.

Thanks Mike. What's what I was checking on. We've had a few people here that think throwing aquarium salt in a tank means it's brackish. I was just trying to clarify.

This place has nerite if things don't work out for you.

02-07-2011, 02:18 PM
Java fern can grow in brackish water as well as some species of amazonian nymphea

02-13-2011, 07:08 PM
Most macroalgae works in brackish from what I have read. Pretty cool stuff too!

02-19-2011, 04:46 AM
most of the brackish plants will die above 1.005sg. For 1.008 you have a few options.

java fern, Cryptocoryne ciliata, giant vallisneria, Bacopa monnieri, java moss Best bet is java fern