Plants for Discus

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Ziggy, 26 Mar 2008.

  1. Ziggy

    Ziggy Newly Registered

    31 Jan 2008
    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.
  2. ceg4048

    ceg4048 Expert/Global Moderator Staff Member

    11 Jul 2007
    Chicago, USA
    Check optimal temperature statistics at the Tropica website here: 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.

  3. Themuleous

    Themuleous Member

    6 Jul 2007
    Aston, Oxfordshire
    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'

  4. JazzyJeff

    JazzyJeff Member

    20 Oct 2007
    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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