Freshwater aquariums usually include plants. Live plants are essential to a well balanced aquarium. They provide a more natural habitat for fish, and offer benefits that cannot be duplicated by artificial plants.
Live plants grow and respire. During daylight hours, they take in carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. Keep in mind that at night this process reverses. In heavily planted tanks carbon dioxide levels can rise significantly, w drop off. If fish are observed hanging close to the top of the water and gasp for air, it may be a sign that while the oxygen levels are dropping too low at night. Live plants can absorb harmful toxins. They have a symbiotic relationship when it comes to waste. Live plants can also harbor bacteria that aids in the breakdown of wastes. Live plants can be tasty snack for your fish. This is especially helpful if keeping fish that are herbivores, as they require frequent feedings.and can inhibit algae growth by reducing nitrates. Stop by Pisces Reef Fish Emporium, we will help you decide what plant is the best choice for your aquarium.