Animal Stories - Anacharis

Animal-World Information about: Anacharis

   Anacharis, a hardy and easily kept plant, is probably the most commonly kept aquarium plant.
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ali - 2007-04-05
"Anacharis" (Egeria densa) did NOT originate in North America. It is an exotic invasive and should NEVER be released or propagated outdoors. Egeria spp. are also easily confused with the similar-looking Hydrilla verticillatum, another invasive, which after released, has caused damage in the *hundreds of millions of dollars,* not to mention the difficult-to-quantify ecological implications. All "anacharis" plants should be properly disposed of (headed for water treatment plant or thoroughly dried before sending to a landfill). Elodea canadensis, another similar plant *is* native to North America, but identities are often too difficult to risk

Anonymous - 2005-01-27
Im not exactly good with plants yet but i have had no problem raising this plant. They are not at all picky and will grow very fast in most conditions, and can easily grow 2, 3, or 4 times the length of your tank

mark g. - 2004-02-21
they really are good oxygenators! but they grow very fast and dead leaves tend to ruin the nice gravels.

Snail-mishaps - 2004-01-20
My dear friends, excellent oxygenator- will adapt to warm or cold water and can even tolerate small amounts of salt, but contrary to common belief, WIlL BE EATEN BY POND AND RAMSHORN SNAILS. If you havent already screwed up by getting snails -DONT. I started with ONE snail and now have over 300- (yes they can procreate by themselves)

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  • cineloh - 2010-03-18
    I love my ramshorn snails. I breed them purposely. My goldfish love to munch on the babies and the adults clean my tank. Population control is easy with fish that eat the babies and eggs.
hjk - 2003-09-22
They are real pretty