Anacharis is a submerged aquatic plant mostly called water weeds.  Anacharis is capable of adapting to a wide range of water conditions. It is also a nutrient controller and oxygen producer for all types of freshwater aquariums, ponds, and water gardens. In this post, we have answered the top 9 questions around Anacharis

How to grow Anacharis?

Anacharis can be grown by planting or by floating also.  Place each stem into aquarium gravel about two inches deep and an inch or more apart. Planting stems too close won’t give space for growth.

What is the Correct Temperature for growing Anacharis?

An Anacharis plant can grow well in a wide range of water temperatures 72 – 78 degrees Fahrenheit. Anacharis plants may also survive in much cooler environments, with some hobbyists suggest temperatures as low as 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

Which type of water is best for the growth of Anacharis?

Anacharis grows well with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5 range. However, they do well in a wide range of water conditions

What lighting condition is best for Anacharis?

The best lighting condition for the Anacharis plant is moderate light. Anacharis plants can be grown in high-light environments but when exposed to strong light continuously for many hours green hair algae is found to grow on the older stems which are very close to the surface of the aquarium. In low light conditions, Ancharis plants would rot, and die.

Can Anacharis be grown floating?

Yes, the Anacharis plant can be grown floating. Just trim the stems and float the stems in the water. In fact, when you float Anacharis plan they grow faster than planted Anacharis as they are closer to the light source.

How is Anacharis useful in an Aquarium?

Dense Anacharis growth provides great cover for small fishes that need a safe place to hide. It is also a nutrient controller and oxygen producer for all types of freshwater aquariums. Anacharis plant provides a place for fish to lay eggs and hides juveniles. Anacharis plants also control algae, as they use excess nutrients in aquarium water.

Does Anacharis produce oxygen?

Yes, the Anacharis plant produces oxygen like every other plant. When exposed to more light they generate more oxygen. The science behind this simple “P680’s electrons is excited by light and water is split into two hydrogen ions and one oxygen atom when electrons are removed thus oxygen atom quickly joins with another oxygen atom to form oxygen gas”

Can snails be grown with Anacharis?

Yes, technically Snails can be grown with the Anacharis plant. The oxygen created by the Anacharis produces the algae which are eaten by the snail.

How does Anacharis Reproduce?

Anacharis Reproduction occurs by simply cutting the stems, cut the plant 3 to 4 inches from the top. Trim the new cutting’s bottom leaves and plant them in the substrate to create new plants.

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