Animal Stories - Japanese Rush

Animal-World Information about: Japanese Rush

   This Variegated Japanese Rush is actually not a true aquatic plant, but can survive for up to a year completely submersed in water!
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chas mcmurray - 2013-09-22
Hello Aquarists...I have 2 bunches of Japanese Rush I have had since I set up my Aquarium. I have discovered the Rush will naturally died back. Keeping my eye on the plants, they are a sparce variety and great for filling those larger spaces which require just a grassy plant or two. My Aquarium is now 3 months old.

Kyle Morrissey - 2013-04-17
is there any special features of this plant that could help fresh water or tropical fish

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-17
    It is a bog plant, so does have special considerations in the aquarium. Of course, many fish do well with a planted environment. Plants create places to hide and retreat, and this plant would do the same. But because it is a bog plant, part of it needs to be out of the water. If you are putting together a vivarium, it can be a super addition. This is an aquarium that has an area for fish, but also has an outside area for semi-aquatic life, like frogs and other amphibians. I've seen, and created:) some wonderful vivariums and I would consider it a prime candidate for that type of environment. I also think it could be used effectively in an aquarium for Rainbowfish, Archers, Labyrinth fish like the Betta and Paradise Fish that look for insect prey above the water surface. It would be a very natural addition for these. My two cents worth:) But I'd love to hear other people's ideas on its aquarium uses too!
Beverly - 2007-06-26
The description here says it will live up to a year submersed in water. I got 3 bunches of this after being told (mistakenly, by store employees) that it was a fast-growing, easy aquarium plant. All three bunches were dead (rotting from the bottom up) within a month. I was very disappointed that these were sold as aquarium plants as they did not do well at all. I do not recommend these for an aquarium. Perhaps they would grow well at a pond's edge, above the waterline, but I do not know.

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  • Kyle Morrissey - 2013-04-17
    but they look great