Nano Aquarium Plants and Fish – There you are with your beautiful new Nano aquarium. A good solution if such a large aquarium in your house is a bit too much of a good thing. Only which aquarium plants and which aquarium fish are suitable to fill the tank with? It is good that you first look into it before taking action. Why? Firstly, because not all plants and fish can live together. Secondly, because ordinary aquarium plants are a good size when purchased, but after two weeks the aquarium is overgrown.
- 1 Always provide the right mix of Nano aquarium plants and fish!
- 2 Nano aquarium plants, which are suitable?
- 3 The five most suitable Nano aquarium plants
- 4 Which aquarium fish are suitable in a Nano aquarium?
Always provide the right mix of Nano aquarium plants and fish!
Do you want to know exactly which aquarium plants and aquarium fish are suitable for your Nano aquarium? Below you will find my personal selection but there is much more possible to make your aquarium phenomenal. For example, ensure that your aquarium plants grow well by using special nano aquarium plant food . I love that. In addition, the Nano algae magnet is highly recommended because it can clean round corners in the glass. Good luck with your Nano!
Nano aquarium plants, which are suitable?
In a Nano aquarium, the role of aquarium plants should not be underestimated. The oxygen that is produced during the day, the shelters for fish and shrimps and the design are important aspects in this. Only small aquarium plants are suitable for the Nano aquarium. It is good to remember that the requirements of these plants correspond to those of the aquarium inhabitants.
Tip: too many animals in the tank is not good. Your water quality will deteriorate, with all the consequences that entails. Bins up to 20 liters can accommodate one kind, bins up to 35 liters two kinds. Also read the blog about the Nano aquarium for more information.
The five most suitable Nano aquarium plants
- Nano aquarium plants, Java moss (Vesicularia dubyana). Attached to a piece of stone or wood, a beautiful sight in the Nano aquarium. Java moss needs to be pruned back every now and then, but your shrimp will be very happy with it.
- Nano aquarium plants, Dwarf cryptocorine (Cryptocoryne parva). A small form of the well-known Cryptocoryne that does not grow more than 3-5 cm. These are aquarium plants that are suitable for the foreground.
- Nano aquarium plants, Java fern (Microsorum pteropus ‘Windelov’). Suitable if kept in check because this plant can grow larger than a Nano aquarium can handle. Fortunately, this plant does not grow particularly fast. Bind on roots or stones!
- Nano aquarium plants, Dwarf Anubias (Heart-shaped Spear Leaf, Anubias nana). These are slow growing aquarium plants where the rhizome should never be in the gravel but tied to a stone or piece of wood. The shape of the leaf gives a nice effect.
- Nano aquarium plants, Dwarf Amazon sword plant (Echinodorus). These Nano Aquarium plants are suitable as foreground plants. The leaves do not grow larger than 5 cm. Needs sufficient plant food.
Read Also : Best Aquarium Plants To Reduce Nitrates
Which aquarium fish are suitable in a Nano aquarium?
A Nano aquarium is not suitable for keeping many or large aquarium fish. It has to do with the fact that aquarium fish release waste products into the water. Due to the small size of the Nano aquarium, these waste materials are a major burden on the water quality. Even if you were to change the aquarium every day. However, you can certainly keep aquarium fish in it. Following is a selection of suitable aquarium fish for your Nano aquarium.
Tip: do not feed too much. Feeding too much will lead to algae. Try to give enough food every other day that it is eaten after 3 minutes.
Fire salmon or the Hyphessobrycon Amandae
Fire salmon (Latin name is Hyphessobrycon Amandae) are up to 3 cm long and with their beautiful orange color are a striking display. These tropical fish thrive in an environment of soft, acidic water with a pH of 5-6 and a temperature of 25-27 degrees. Only if the water values are right, this fish gets a nice bright color.
Dwarf Pencilfish or Poecilobrycon (Nannostomus) eques
Dwarf pencilfish (scientific name is Poecilobrycon (Nannostomus) eques) grow up to 3.5 cm in length and are studded with beautiful red and black stripes. These aquarium fish thrive in an environment of soft, slightly acidic water with a pH of 6-6.5, at a temperature of 22-26 degrees. These fish are comfortable in dense vegetation. Lots of Nano aquarium plants is a plus.
Red dwarf barbels or the red Barbus
Red dwarf barbs grow up to 3 cm in length and are a beautiful aquarium resident with red hues on their skin. These aquarium fish thrive best in soft, slightly acidic water with a pH of 5.5-6.5 and a temperature of 22-25 degrees. They prefer a sandy bottom and prefer to live in a group of at least 10 pieces
Scarlet badis or the Badis Badis Bengalensis
Scarlet badis (also called the Badis Badis Bengalensis) grow up to 3 cm in length and they are beautiful fish with red hues and stripes. The shape of the fins is also very nice. These aquarium fish thrive in soft to medium hard water with a pH of 6.5-7.5 and a temperature of 22-26 degrees. It is a harem species, so that means that several females (3-4 pieces) must be placed with one male.
Venezuelan dwarf armored catfish or Corydoras habrosus
The Venezuelan dwarf armored catfish or Corydoras habrosus are up to 3 cm long and have beautiful black spots on their bodies. They thrive in an environment of soft to hard water with a pH of 6.5-7, at a temperature between 24-27 degrees. These fish feel comfortable in a group of at least 7 pieces.
Tip: observe every day. Check carefully whether a fish is missing and whether everyone is still having a good time. Do the Nano aquarium plants look healthy and are there no signs of disease? Well done!