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Plants for Discus

Ziggy

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I wish to set up a heavily planted tank for discus. What plants can be kept at the higher temperatures?
I also intend to use CO2.
 

ceg4048

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Hi,
Check optimal temperature statistics at the Tropica website here: http://www.tropica.com/default.asp These are all tropical plants so most will be fine in the 28-30 C region. Echinodorus and Aponogetons are from the same waters as Discus, but the rest are all from warm zones. Probably Ferns and mosses prefer the cooler side but I've seen discus tanks with just about any of these plants in them. I shouldn't think that you will have any trouble in that department.

Cheers,
 

Themuleous

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Just to follow up Clive's post, these plants are listed by tropica as being able to survive in temps of 30. If you could run the tank as 28 this list would increase quite a bit.

Anubias barteri ''coffeefolia''

Anubias barteri var. angustifolia

Anubias barteri var. barteri

Anubias barteri var. caladiifolia ''1705''

Anubias barteri var. nana

Anubias barteri var. nana 'Petite'

Aponogeton crispus

Bacopa australis

Bacopa monnieri

Barclaya longifolia

Cryptocoryne beckettii ''petchii''

Cryptocoryne wendtii ''brown''

Cryptocoryne wendtii ''green''

Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Mi Oya'

Cryptocoryne wendtii 'Tropica'

Cryptocoryne x willisii

Cyperus helferi

Echinodorus bleheri (bleherae)

Echinodorus cordifolius ssp. fluitans

Echinodorus 'Ozelot'

Echinodorus 'Ozelot' (Green)

Echinodorus 'Red Diamond'

Echinodorus 'Red Flame'

Echinodorus 'Red Special'

Echinodorus 'Rosé'

Echinodorus 'Rubin'

Echinodorus tenellus

Gymnocoronis spilanthoides

Heteranthera zosterifolia

Hygrophila corymbosa 'Angustifolia'

Hygrophila corymbosa ''Compact''

Hygrophila difformis

Hygrophila guianensis

Hygrophila polysperma

Juncus repens

Lilaeopsis macloviana

Limnophila aquatica

Ludwigia helminthorrhiza

Ludwigia repens 'Rubin'

Microsorum pteropus ''Undulata''

Microsorum pteropus

Microsorum pteropus 'Narrow'

Microsorum pteropus 'Philippine'

Microsorum pteropus 'Windeløv'

Nesaea pedicellata

Nymphaea lotus (zenkeri)

Phyllanthus fluitans

Pistia stratiotes

Pogostemon helferi

Rotala rotundifolia

Rotala sp. ''green''

Rotala sp. ''Nanjenshan'' (Mayaca)

Salvinia natans

Shinnersia rivularis

Shinnersia rivularis 'Weiss-Grün'

Vallisneria americana (gigantea)

Vallisneria caulescens

Vallisneria spiralis 'Tiger'

Sam
 

JazzyJeff

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In my planted disus tank I tend too stick too the Echinodorus species most do well at the higher temps and the size difference of them makes a nice contrast, I also go for the java mosses tied too driftwood as well seems too thrive too !!!!! I inject CO2 with the discus with no probs but I half the stocking density on them as they are big fish too deal with lower oxegyn content in the water !!!
 

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