Live Plants

Aquarium live plants are aquatic plants that are cultivated and kept in aquariums as part of the underwater ecosystem. They offer numerous benefits to the aquarium environment, including aesthetic appeal, improved water quality, and a more natural habitat for fish and other aquatic creatures. At Texas Aqua, you will find many beautiful plants for your tanks

Appearance: Aquarium live plants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. Some have broad leaves, while others have fine, feathery foliage. They can range from vibrant greens to reddish hues, adding a dynamic visual element to the aquarium.

Types: There are several types of aquarium live plants, including foreground plants, mid-ground plants, and background plants. Foreground plants are typically smaller and are placed at the front of the aquarium. Mid-ground plants are of medium size and are positioned in the middle areas of the tank. Background plants are often taller and are placed at the back of the aquarium to create depth.


Aesthetic Enhancement: Live plants add a natural and visually pleasing element to the aquarium. They create a more realistic underwater landscape, resembling the plants found in lakes, rivers, and oceans.

Water Quality: Live plants help improve water quality by absorbing nitrates, ammonia, and other pollutants from the water. This contributes to a healthier and more stable aquatic environment, promoting the well-being of fish and other inhabitants.

Oxygen Production: Through the process of photosynthesis, live plants release oxygen into the water. This is especially important during the daytime when fish and other organisms require higher oxygen levels.

Habitat and Shelter: Live plants provide hiding places and shelter for aquarium inhabitants, reducing stress for fish and other animals. They create secure spaces for fry (baby fish) and smaller organisms to seek refuge.

Algae Control: By competing with algae for nutrients and light, live plants help to control excessive algae growth in the aquarium. They can help maintain a balanced ecosystem.

Behavioral Stimulation: Live plants encourage natural behaviors in fish, such as exploring, grazing, and breeding. Some fish species use plants for building nests or laying eggs.

Maintenance: Keeping live plants in an aquarium requires some maintenance. Regular trimming and pruning help to prevent overgrowth and maintain the desired appearance. Adequate lighting and proper nutrient supplementation (through fertilizers) are crucial for the health and growth of the plants.

Planting: Live plants can be planted directly in the substrate (gravel or sand) of the aquarium. Some may also be attached to rocks or driftwood. It's important to consider the specific care requirements of each plant species when arranging them in the tank.