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Hey guys,
I've got a fluval spec 5 gallon, with akadama soil, and i'm wondering about plants that would work well in it? I've got weeping moss, anubias nana, rotala rotundifolia, and cardamine lyrata (which is suppost be be easy but is melting!)
Any ideas on some low growing 'ish' plants that would fit well? Also maybe why I can't get the cardamine lyrata to grow?
Thanks so much
 

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A lot of mosses work well in shrimp tanks. Shrimps especially love moss for the microorganisms that grow on them.

How did you obtain the cardamine? It could've possibly be melting from emersed growth. You shouldn't have to worry much though, since it's sure to bounce back. Cardamine grows really fast.
 

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I've heard horror stories about anubias sp and when you trim them in the tank it releases a toxin that kills shrimp. Not sure if it's true or not. Just saying haha.

Keep it simple and you will succeed. Moss is the best way to go with cholla wood some breeding tubes maybe a few stems. But the more you have the less you will see your shrimp.
 

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Java moss and suesswassertang.
 

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I have had anacharis in a shrimp tank it did really well until the shrimp decided to eat it all lol, but al plants seem to do well in a shrimp tank, those little critters keep them nice and clean, pick off all the algae, trim off the dead stuff
 

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I've heard horror stories about anubias sp and when you trim them in the tank it releases a toxin that kills shrimp. Not sure if it's true or not. Just saying haha.
I couldve sworn someone talked about this before. It was originally posted on some German site and thats been like the only story of someones shrimps being killed "by trimming an anubias"
Never been confirmed to happen again, or where something else couldve been the culprit.

Myself, ive trimmed my anubias in my tanks, and even put freshly sliced rhizomes in, and never lost a shrimp to it (ghost, wild neo, red cherry)
 

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I couldve sworn someone talked about this before. It was originally posted on some German site and thats been like the only story of someones shrimps being killed "by trimming an anubias"
Never been confirmed to happen again, or where something else couldve been the culprit.

Myself, ive trimmed my anubias in my tanks, and even put freshly sliced rhizomes in, and never lost a shrimp to it (ghost, wild neo, red cherry)
I asked about this once and was told that the deaths were due to acquiring new plants that were grown immersed and sprayed with an insecticide. It was the insecticide that killed the shrimp not the Anubius.

P.S. Don't tell my fiancee, she already thinks my shrimp look like Bugs :help:

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