Attached are Some pix of my Newest Acquisition--Acrochordous javanicus. Its food is Feeder Goldfish--Generally Comets. Of course, they eat Plants. So, I am searching for one or more Good Low-Light to Super Low-Light plants that I can use in the setup below. The snake is irrelevent, so please don't be intimidated in responding because of that. It seems that whenever I inquire about something for my Chinese watersnake tank--Folks are leary about responding. Don't Be! Just looking for some "Planted tank" guidance here--and I'll make all the final calls anyway.
I need something that is Low to Super Low light, Well Rooted and somewhat Goldfish resistant--at least short-term. I am wondering if there are any "Grasses" that would do well in this setup. I have Eleocharis parvula, which is growing slowly and just now (2+ months later) starting to take off in a high light nano, and I have E. tennellus which I think would have trouble staying rooted--and doesn't do very well for me in really low-light. Vals are pretty much out---they get too tall and I need something that will require minimum trimming/interference with the tank.
I have a ton of Anubias, about 11 different varieties, but I am wondering how well they would withstand the periodic activity in the tank.
The tank is a 40g Breeder--36" x 18" x ~12"H. 84-86F. Light is sunlight through a "cracked" Blind and (currently) 2 x 20w SCF in spot-type shop lights. No C02/Excel. Flourite. xP1. Air pump and Airstone. There is currently duckweed (hoping the Comets will eat it) and floating Corkbark (which is permanent).
I just added 1 Leopard Sword and 4 small Compacta Swords with seachem Tabs (from another super-low-light setup), so I will see how they do. Once settled in, they should be well-rooted and "Flexible".
Any other ideas?
Pix below are at night with lights out, but ambient lights and Flash on, and the smear of duckweed is caused by a lower water level while drip-acclimating some Food (fish).