10 Best Aquarium Carpet Plants

Updated on: October 2020

Best Aquarium Carpet Plants in 2020


Greenpro Dwarf Hairgrass Live Aquarium Plants Tissue Culture Cup Freshwater Fish Tank Decorations

Greenpro Dwarf Hairgrass Live Aquarium Plants Tissue Culture Cup Freshwater Fish Tank Decorations
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020

SunGrow Aquarium Grass Seeds, Aquarium Carpet Plant, Creates a Natural Ecosystem for Fish, Fast and Easy Propagation, Ideal for Beginners and Pros, Glossostigma Salatigasis, 2 Ounce Pack

SunGrow Aquarium Grass Seeds, Aquarium Carpet Plant, Creates a Natural Ecosystem for Fish, Fast and Easy Propagation, Ideal for Beginners and Pros, Glossostigma Salatigasis, 2 Ounce Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • ✔ CREATE A LUSH GREEN CARPET --- With proper care, plenty of light and nutrients, Glosso grass will remain short and compact, no more than half an inch high. It will create a beautiful lush green carpet over the floor of your aquarium. Take care to plant in the foreground of the aquarium.
  • ✔ GREAT AQUARIUM PLANT FOR BEGINNERS --- When seeds mature, the water grass becomes quite easy to take care of even for beginners. Once it starts growing in your aquarium it’s very easy to prune and trim to ensure it stays fit and at a healthy height. This grass needs 2-4 watts of light per gallon and with the correct high lighting, it will become a beautiful addition to your aquascape.
  • ✔ FAST AND EASY PROPAGATION --- Luffy fish tank decoration will send out runners from the mother plant forming a rich green carpet over the substrate. To promote even quicker growth, individual stems can be broken away from the mother plant and planted individually. Highlighting and adding iron to the water will also help your aquatic live plant thrive.
  • ✔ 2OZ PACK OF AQUARIUM GRASS SEEDS --- These Glossostigma Salatigasis seeds come in a 2 oz. the pack which can be planted in a plant of soil until they grow to your desired length. They can then be carefully planted in your aquarium substrate, but ensure they are not shaded by other plants and have sufficient light.
  • ✔ LIVE PLANTS CREATE A HEALTHY HABITAT FOR YOUR FISH --- By adding this landscape ornament into your tank you are creating a natural mini-ecosystem which will maximize the health of your fish. Live plants produce oxygen and absorb c02 and nitrates from your fish. Plants will also provide your fish with a natural food source with the ability to replenish.

Zafina 3 Pack Aquarium Plant Seeds, Easy to Grow Aquatic Plant Seeds, Fast Growing Aquarium Carpet Seeds - Creates a Natural Ecosystem for Your Fish

Zafina 3 Pack Aquarium Plant Seeds, Easy to Grow Aquatic Plant Seeds, Fast Growing Aquarium Carpet Seeds - Creates a Natural Ecosystem for Your Fish
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • 【Easy to grow】: No need of CO2, nor strong light. Temperature should not be too low, Add water daily to keep the temperature in the fish tank at around 28 ℃ (82 ℉). Each bag can plant 12*12 Inches tank.
  • 【Adaptable】: Seeds can grow in soil, sand and tiny gravel. Just sprinkle the seeds evenly on the soil, Do not cover the seed with mud.
  • 【Fast-growing】: Normally 5-7 days sprout, 15 days landscape finished.
  • 【Healthy environment】: Plants have the ability to convert carbon dioxide into much needed oxygen that fish and aquatic life require in order to survive. Plants also absorb CO2 and nitrates produced by fish waste creating a natural ecosystem and healthy habitat for your fish.
  • PLEASE read "Plant Method" description part below CAREFULLY. WRONG methods of planting will affect seed growth.

Dwarf Baby Tears Hemianthus Callitrichoides Java Moss Live Aquarium Plants Freshwater Fish Tank Vitro TC Cup by Greenpro

Dwarf Baby Tears Hemianthus Callitrichoides Java Moss Live Aquarium Plants Freshwater Fish Tank Vitro TC Cup by Greenpro
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • LIVE AQUARIUM PLANT : Dwarf Baby tears, the most popular carpet plant also known as HC, Cuba. The beautiful bright green leaves spreading form foreground in your tank making its popularity increasing day by day.
  • IMPROVE WATER CLARITY : Under proper conditions, HC will provide Oxygen bubble which is called perling also, reducing algae growth and enhacing the quality of water in your tank.
  • TISSUE CULTURE : also known as vitro plants. With high quality technology facilities and lastest tissue culture laboratory, TC cup from Greenpro grown with sterile process with special gel to ensure to be free from algae, disease, pest and snail.
  • BEST QUALITY : With our experience, every plants from Greenpro will be professionally inspected, packed and organized with suitable boxes for all weather conditions to make sure that will retain the freshness and healthiness to our customer hands.
  • RINSE! CUT! PLANT! : RINSE them under water and wash out any gel. CUT, divide into small portions. PLANT, ready to grow onto substrate, driftwood, rock etc.

SunGrow Aquarium Grass Seeds, 12 Grams, Creates Lush Green Carpet Plant, Native Ecosystem for Fish, Fast and Easy Propagation, Ideal for Beginners and Pros, Salatigasis, 1 Pack

SunGrow Aquarium Grass Seeds, 12 Grams, Creates Lush Green Carpet Plant, Native Ecosystem for Fish, Fast and Easy Propagation, Ideal for Beginners and Pros, Salatigasis, 1 Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • ✔ CREATE A LUSH GREEN CARPET --- With proper care, plenty of light and nutrients, Glosso grass will remain short and compact, no more than half an inch high. It will create a beautiful lush green carpet over the floor of your aquarium. Take care to plant in the foreground of the aquarium.
  • ✔ GREAT AQUARIUM PLANT FOR BEGINNERS --- When seeds mature, the water grass becomes quite easy to take care of even for beginners. Once it starts growing in your aquarium it’s very easy to prune and trim to ensure it stays fit and at a healthy height. This grass needs 2-4 watts of light per gallon and with the correct high lighting, it will become a beautiful addition to your aquascape.
  • ✔ FAST AND EASY PROPAGATION --- Luffy fish tank decoration will send out runners from the mother plant forming a rich green carpet over the substrate. To promote even quicker growth, individual stems can be broken away from the mother plant and planted individually. Highlighting and adding iron to the water will also help your aquatic live plant thrive.
  • ✔ 12g / PACK OF AQUARIUM GRASS SEEDS --- These Glossostigma Salatigasis seeds come in a 12g. The pack which can be planted in a plant of soil until they grow to your desired length. They can then be carefully planted in your aquarium substrate, but ensure they are not shaded by other plants and have sufficient light.
  • ✔ LIVE PLANTS CREATE A HEALTHY HABITAT FOR YOUR FISH --- By adding this landscape ornament into your tank you are creating a natural mini-ecosystem which will maximize the health of your fish. Live plants produce oxygen and absorb c02 and nitrates from your fish. Plants will also provide your fish with a natural food source with the ability to replenish.

Fresh Water Aquarium Live Plants Dwarf Baby tears Seeds Foreground or Carpeting in Planted Fish Tank. Safe for Shrimps, Betta, Goldfish, and Guppies.

Fresh Water Aquarium Live Plants Dwarf Baby tears Seeds Foreground or Carpeting in Planted Fish Tank. Safe for Shrimps, Betta, Goldfish, and Guppies.
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Dwarf Baby Tears plant dresses your aquarium ground with an elegant close lush green leaf cluster.
  • Having live plants in your aquarium will help to produce oxygen, absorb carbon dioxide and ammonia that fish generate.
  • Healthy live plant will help to balance the ecosystem in your aquarium
  • Easy to maintain and will germinate from 7 to 15 days. Spread seed on substrate and keep it moist.
  • For best result sufficient lighting and trimming to keep the leaf small and low to the ground.

SunGrow Aquarium Temple Plant Seeds, 2 Ounce, Improves Water Color and Quality, Easy to Grow with Minimal Maintenance, Vibrant Green Tropical Hygrophila Plant for Freshwater Fish Tanks, 1 Pack

SunGrow Aquarium Temple Plant Seeds, 2 Ounce, Improves Water Color and Quality, Easy to Grow with Minimal Maintenance, Vibrant Green Tropical Hygrophila Plant for Freshwater Fish Tanks, 1 Pack
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • ✔ BEAUTIFUL, BRIGHTLY COLORED AQUATIC PLANT --- Native to South-East Asia, the vibrant green giant hygrophila is commonly used in aquascaping for many reasons besides its natural beauty. The reasonable hardiness and stem reaching to 1.5-3 inches wide and 10-15 inches high make this live aquarium tropical plant perfect for freshwater aquariums especially large tanks.
  • ✔ IMPROVES WATER COLOR AND QUALITY --- All plants have the ability to convert carbon dioxide into much needed oxygen that fish and aquatic life require in order to survive. Plants also absorb CO2 and nitrates produced by fish waste creating a natural ecosystem and healthy habitat for your fish. The best thing about hygrophila is that it grows fast and helps keep aquarium water clean by removing nitrates, making it an ideal choice for the new aquarists.
  • ✔ EXCITING, INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR AQUATIC PETS --- This undemanding and extremely attractive giant hygrophila covers a large surface in just a short span of time creating a stunning, dynamic underwater environment. It is completely safe for betta, shrimp, mollies, guppies and other freshwater fish to play in.
  • ✔ EASY TO GROW WITH MINIMAL MAINTENANCE --- Once you receive your seeds, simply spread the seeds into the moist soil along the bottom of your freshwater aquarium. The plant requires moderate sunlight and thrives in 74°- 82°F water temperature having an alkalinity of 3 to 8 dKH and a pH of 6.5-7.5. Since this carpet plant grows quickly, it is recommended to trim it regularly and give it a high amount of sunlight to thrive.
  • ✔ NATURALLY SPREADS ACROSS YOUR TANK --- When they are young, they look like the most popular carpeting plants, and when they completely grow, they form dense, lush stem plants over the floor of your tank. The regular trimming will keep these plants flat onto the ground creating a lush and gorgeous aquascape for you and your visitors. To promote even quicker growth, simply remove a few leaves from the bottom 1" to 2" of the stem, and new root growth will form from the last node on the stem.

Micranthemum Monte Carlo New Large Pearl Grass Live Aquatic Plant in Tissue Culture Cup for Aquarium Freshwater Fish Tank by Greenpro

Micranthemum Monte Carlo New Large Pearl Grass Live Aquatic Plant in Tissue Culture Cup for Aquarium Freshwater Fish Tank by Greenpro
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • LIVE AQUATIC PLANT : Micranthemum Monte Carlo, alternative to Dwarf Baby Tears with brighter and bigger leaves. Become popular among aquarist.
  • CREATE FAST GROWING CARPET : Adding light and CO2 will help them developing your foreground and become compact.
  • TISSUE CULTURE : also known as vitro plants. With high quality technology facilities and lastest tissue culture laboratory, TC cup from Greenpro grown with sterile process with special gel to ensure to be free from algae, disease, pest and snail.
  • BEST QUALITY : With our experience, every plants from Greenpro will be professionally inspected, packed and organized with suitable boxes for all weather conditions to make sure that will retain the freshness and healthiness to our customer hands.
  • RINSE! CUT! PLANT! : RINSE them under water and wash out any gel. CUT, divide into small portions. PLANT, ready to grow onto substrate, driftwood, rock etc.

Dwarf Hairgrass Eleocharis Parvula Sp Mini 100% Tissue Culture Easy Freshwater Carpet Live Aquarium Plants Decorations 3 Days Live Guaranteed

Dwarf Hairgrass Eleocharis Parvula Sp Mini 100% Tissue Culture Easy Freshwater Carpet Live Aquarium Plants Decorations 3 Days Live Guaranteed
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Live Aquarium Plants : Eleocharis Parulus mini Vitro Cup.
  • Difficulty - Easy ready to grow! | Light - Moderate to high | Growth - Slow.
  • 3 DAYS LIVE GUARANTEED: In a very rare case our live plant dead on arrive or within 3 days. Please send us the photo within 3 days. Live Guaranteed will be voided after 3 days of delivery. We honor our guaranteed.
  • Photo is not actual plant but is a sample of our stock.
  • Safe for your aquarium pets. Creating natural perspective. 100% pest snail dicease free.

Zafina Aquarium Grass Plant Seeds, Easy to Grow Water Grass Seeds, Fast Growing Aquarium Carpet Seeds - Creates a Natural Ecosystem for Your Fish

Zafina Aquarium Grass Plant Seeds, Easy to Grow Water Grass Seeds, Fast Growing Aquarium Carpet Seeds - Creates a Natural Ecosystem for Your Fish
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • 【Easy to grow】: No need of CO2, nor strong light. Temperature should not be too low, Add water daily to keep the temperature in the fish tank at around 82 ℉. Each bag can plant 12*12 Inches tank.
  • 【Adaptable】: Seeds can grow in soil, sand and tiny gravel. Just sprinkle the seeds evenly on the soil, Do not cover the seed with mud.
  • 【Fast-growing】: Normally 5-7 days sprout, 15 days landscape finished.
  • 【Healthy environment】: Plants have the ability to convert carbon dioxide into much needed oxygen that fish and aquatic life require in order to survive. Plants also absorb CO2 and nitrates produced by fish waste creating a natural ecosystem and healthy habitat for your fish.
  • PLEASE read "Plant Method" description part below CAREFULLY. WRONG methods of planting will affect seed growth.

Selecting Aquarium Plants

Aquatic plants are an important part of an aquarium. Not only will they provide a beautiful landscape for you and your fish to enjoy, plants improve water quality by producing huge amounts of oxygen and removing many contaminants from the water

Aquatic plants will create shelter for shy fish, provide spawning sites, and makes it easier to establish territorial boundaries for some species. Having plants in your aquarium will also help control the growth of algae.

Planning your Aquarium

Choose the largest tank possible, with small aquariums you'll need to check the water quality more often. A problem with plants, algae and fish diseases occurs more often in smaller tanks. With a standard aquarium that holds 52 gallons of water, you will be able to provide a natural looking landscape and fish will have room to swim around freely.

Decide what species of fish you want to keep so you can become familiar with their natural environment. For instance, Discus prefers warm water and plants that provide plenty of cover. Some cichlids like to eat plants and are aggressive swimmers; they like to stir up bottom plants. Schooling fish like the Neon Tetra need plenty of swimming room so tall plants should be planted at the back of the aquarium.

Aquatic plants have requirements similar to tropical fish. Poor water quality will damage plants. If the pH and water hardness is high your plants won't get the nutrients they need to thrive. Another reason for poor plant growth is insufficient light. The type of light you choose will depend on whether you have an open or closed aquarium. Fluorescent tubes can illuminate both types of aquariums more evenly and they come in a variety of power ratings for any size tank.

Types of Aquatic Plants

The two types of plant species are rosette plants and stem plants. Rosette leaves grow from a single base and require little care. You will need to thin out the plants occasionally. If you want low maintenance, choose rosette plants. Stem plants produce leaves on new stems as they grow. Pruning will keep the plants from getting too leggy.

Unsuitable Aquarium Plants

Occasionally you'll see houseplants being sold as aquarium plants. Plants such as the Chinese Evergreen, Spider Plant, Umbrella Plant and Belgian Evergreen are unsuitable under water and will eventually die.

Transporting Aquarium Plants

Pet stores usually pack plants wet in a plastic bag. Two things to remember is to not leave the plant bag in the sun and if it is cold weather, wrap the plant bag in insulating material such as wrapping in several sheets of newspaper. As soon as possible, put the plants in warm water. Aquatic plants are very fragile.

Creating a natural landscape with aquatic plants will provide your fish the opportunity to live a long and healthy life.

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