The Hobbyist

Abdullah Almailam & Christina Burdette

Water Lettuce

Move Water Lettuce to the White List

  • Scientific Name: Pistia stratiotes
  • Used in tropical aquariums to provide cover for fry and small fish
  • outcompetes algae for nutrients in the water
  • Origin: believed to be Africa
  • Life span: 35 days
  • U.S. Federal Noxious Weed List. Not on the list.


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Keep the Congensis on the White List

  • Scientific name: anubias afzelii
  • Slow grower
  • Rare plant from west Africa
  • hardy, relatively undemanding, and robust under ideal growing conditions
  • very adaptable to a wide range of pH, water hardness, and lighting conditions
  • herbivorous fish leave Anubias plants alone
  • Placement: Mid/Background
  • roots are mid ground
  • few plants which can be used in aquariums with African cichlids and goldfishes
  • can produce flowers underwater


Original Location

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