Oxygenating plants are essential components of any water garden pool or aquarium, serving as the lifeblood of these aquatic environments. The thriving of aquatic plants relies heavily on the ecological conditions within your water garden pool or aquarium. Experimenting with different varieties will allow you to determine which plants flourish most effectively in your specific ecological setting. Consider factors such as color, appearance, and other relevant aspects when making your selection. Certain plants excel at maintaining water purity and should therefore be incorporated into your water garden pool.
Anacharis is one of the better oxygenators for your fish and other aquatic animals. Under ideal sunlight conditions, it’ll give off oxygen bubbles. This plant absorbs noxious ammonia and phosphates. Anacharis is easy to grow and maintain. The plant is planted similar to Vallisneria below).
Vallisneria is a nice treat for your fish as they love to swim among the long narrow leaves and find refuge in the leaves. Vallisernia will emit an abundant amount of oxygen giving your fish oxygen. It also takes in ammonia and reduces phosphorus that causes algae growth. A native of North America, the hardy Vallisneria grows well in calm or moving water. It reproduces by runners.
How to Plant an Oxygenating Aquatic Plant
- Select a crate with lattice sides to allow the roots to get nourishment from the water.
- mMake a depression in the soil, and place the oxygenator’s roots in the hole.
- Gently cover the roots with the topsoil.
- Carefully immerse the crate with the planted oxygenator into the water garden pool or aquarium. Make sure that the top of the leaves are a few inches below the water’s surface because the sunlight must reach the leaves.
- In a few weeks, add a pellet of Trico fertilizer. Push this pellet into the soil and cover with the soil.
- Watch your fish enjoy swimming among the leaves flowing gently in the water.