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    CONTENTS OF THREAD
    1. Growing plants - the beginner's guide
    2. Fish to put in shrimp tanks
    3. Quarantining
    4. Plants for low light tanks
    5. Medium ligh plants
    6. High light plants
    7. Mosses
    8. Not true aquatic plants
    9. Aquaponic plants, fish & critters
    10. Pond plants
    11. Outdoor fish/ ponds/ outdoor tanks
    12. Illnesses affecting fish
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    GROWING PLANTS – THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE

    Many people come to this forum having seen fantastic tanks other people have kept, or only having kept silk plants and tanks with plastic ornaments in the past, and not knowing how to grow plants. This article is designed to cover the basics in setting up your first tank for growing plants.

    Aquarium plants, like plants grown in the ground need 4 things for their survival –CO2 (carbon dioxide), light, fertiliser, and warmth.

    In return plants put out (or “breathe out”) O2 (oxygen). The amount of oxygen they release is not enough to sustain fish life, and they still need to get O2 from the exchange between the water surface and the air. The CO2 is obtained in a similar way. If the plants are using a lot of energy – they have high light and a lot of fertiliser – they will “breathe” faster when the light is on, and people may have either DIY or bottled CO2 added. This is only really required if the plants are “breathing” faster with high light to keep the system in balance. The CO2 should be turned off when the lights are off, as the plants do not use it them, and any livestock will suffocate on it.

    Lights can be either T8’s, T5’s, HOT5’s (high output T5’s), LED’s or metal halides. Depending how many are used of course, these have been listed from the lowest light level to the highest. T8’s look like the standard fluros you put in your domestic fittings. T5’s & HOT5’s look like fluro’s as well, but narrower. If only a few of these are used, they can still be low light. LED’s are said to consume less power than metal halides, but give better output than T8’s or T5’s. Metal halides output a lot of light, and a lot of heat as well, generally having to be hung from the ceiling, above the tank. Metal halides are invariably high light.

    Substrate for plants (fertiliser). There are 4 options.
    1. Plain sand or gravel.
    This will limit your choice of plants, as carpet plants won’t thrive and may be impossible, but you can grow plants either on driftwood or using root tabs (Dino Dung from Aquagreen, one of the sponsors here, or Seachem Flourish Tabs), or grow stem plants or mosses on rocks or between pieces of gutterguard or stainless steel, using fertilisers in the water column such as Dino Pee or Seachem Flourish. These are the basics, there are others, such as Iron, or other options for fertilising regimes altogether. These plant & fertilising options can also be used in more fertile soils.
    2. Bare bottomed tank, with pots for plants, containing plant substrate.
    These are particularly useful in discus tanks, or other tanks where you want clean water, do a lot of vacuuming, but would like the look of plants, or to give cover. Some people have used glass bowls, which do not show up under water, to great effect. This also saves on soil.
    3. DIY substrates
    There are a few recipes for these around. A popular one on the forum can be found here:
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...Generating-Sub
    It costs less than the professional plant substrates, reportedly does not have a high initial ammonia spike, so if there is a cycled filter, the fish can go straight in, and effectively creates its own CO2. Being DIY, it is dependent on the creator to get the recipe correct, and does not lower the pH if this is desired.
    4. Commercial planted substrates.
    There are a number of these, ranging from Flourite to the ever popular ADA and Up-Aqua soils, both of which lower pH (a desirable characteristic for some shrimp and many South American fish, such as Discus and many Apistos). Some, such as the last 2 mentioned, cause an ammonia spike when first added that will last for weeks (depending how mature the filter is) and can be high enough to kill livestock and even burn plants. There are many threads on how to manage these initial few weeks, then the pay-off is a stable pH and excellent conditions for plants.

    Plants require or will tolerate different degrees of warmth, depending on their origins, just as garden plants do. Most plants which are in use for aquariums are in the standard range. A few will tolerate higher (discus) temperatures, to 28-30c. Some will tolerate cold water tanks – for these conditions, you may wish to refer to pond plants for your area. Please see the relevant lists of plants on this forum.

    PLANT CARE
    This varies from type to type.
    Stem plants
    These can be cut from the top, and the top re-planted in the substrate, which will then form roots. The bottom can be left, if trying to multiply the amount, or can be thrown away. If throwing them away, they should be placed in the compost, not somewhere they could possibly reach our waterways.
    Plants that can be attached to driftwood
    These can be tied with fishing line or cotton, being careful not to leave loose loops or threads if they are in a tank that fish could be caught in the loops. Cotton is worse for this than fishing line. Alternately, super glue can be used (not putting the tube underwater) – a cheap brand tube is fine. Or reef glue can be used if it needs to be attached underwater. Do not bury the rhizomes of these plants under the soil, or they will rot and the plant will die.
    Anubias, crypts, and other heavy root feeders
    These will benefit from root tabs no matter what soil they are in.
    Carpet plants
    These require a planted tank or DIY substrate to thrive. They may subsist for awhile with root tabs in gravel, but for an even coverage, they will benefit from an even feeding.
    Good luck!
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    FISH TO PUT IN SHRIMP TANKS

    There are often questions about which fish are safe to put with shrimp. The short answer is: only ottos (ottocinclus) are truly safe. All other fish will eat a proportion of shrimplets (baby shrimp) through to eating adult shrimp. The next question asked is which fish are “safer” with shrimp – eat less than others. This is a list of the fish I have kept with shrimp, and my experience of the degree to which they hunt, along with the commonly reported experiences of others on the forum. Although it is my experience, yours may vary with your individual fish, or with different size tanks.

    The list is not designed to be exhaustive, just to give you some ideas of where you could start. I have attempted to place it in a vague order. There fish are not safe, but they might do a bit less damage than some others you could choose. There is no such thing as a “shrimp safe fish”. Some at the bottom of the list will do total destruction to your shrimp population – but have been left on the list to give you a warning.

    As a general rule of thumb, the smaller the fish's mouth, the less of a threat it poses - a fish will eat anything it can fit in its mouth. There are some spectacular photos on the forum of some fish trying to take on more. The exception to this are many (but not all) of the algae eaters, who may have large suckers, but do not go after shrimp that can move away. CRS shrimplets under 2 days old do not move, so may be fair game by accident as much as anything. Not all species of shrimp have shrimplets that grow in the same way, CRS have been used as a guide here. RCS for size comparison are as vulnerable or more so.

    Another general rule of thumb is the shape of the fish. If it is shaped like a piranah, it is more likely to hunt effectively & efficiently, if not, it is more likely to be safer. Again, there are always exceptions to the rule. The coral red pencilfish, in my experience is one of the most avid hunters in my tank, yet is shaped like a torpedo. The ember tetras are far safer by comparison. Yet in a nano tank, either could wipe out a breeding shrimp colony's offspring completely, and harrass the adult shrimp, possibly to death. They would certianly ensure no shrimplets ever survived to adulthood in a small tank.

    Keep in mind that the smaller your tank, the less opportunity your shrimp will have to get away, and so the more conservative you will have to be with both the number and choice of species of your fish. The more dense plant cover that the shrimp can penetrate but the fish cannot, that you provide, the better the shrimp’s chances against the fish as well. This can be hard to judge, as the fish will surprise you by swimming amongst groundcovers and clumps of dense crypts, but have difficulty getting into subwassertang clumps.


    Common Name Scientific Name Hunts shrimplets info on fish & their interaction with shrimp
    Catfish
    Oto Article Otocinclus the only truly safe fish to put with shrimp A range of species from 2.4-5.5cm. They require an established tank, as they eat algae. Many of them die soon after purchase, which may be linked to the process of collection. Once acclimatised to the tank, they have a reasonable lifespan.
    Royal Whiptail Catfish Article Sturisoma aureum Not seen to hunt past 2 days up to 20cm, not including tail, but an algae eater. Has been seen to eat dead shrimp, but not take live shrimp which move. Almost as safe as ottos.
    Royal Twig Catfish Article Sturisoma panamense Not seen to hunt past 2 days up to 26cm. An algae eater. Almost as safe as ottos.
    Reticulated Hillstream Loach Article Sewellia lineolata Not seen to hunt past 2 days up to 7.5cm. Prefers faster running water (using filter outlets) and additional oxygenation with airstones. They are omnivores, however mine only ate algae from walls, and ensuring they had adequate supplies & stick-to-the-wall pellets was an issue.
    Boraras top 4 safest non-algae eaters (swimming fish) after ottos. May take shrimplets on day 1 & 2, but I have never witnessed any hunting behaviour from any of them. All of them have tiny mouths and require highly ground food (they cannot eat flake food), but will take dry food.
    Chilli Rasbora Article Boraras Brigittae 1st safest after ottos the smallest microfish, under 2cm long, smaller than a cherry shrimp. Stunning scarlet colour, black stripe. Shy fish.
    Dwarf Spotted Rasbora
    Pygmy Rasbora Article
    Boraras Maculatus 4th safest Still under 2cm long and 4mm high
    Phoenix Rasbora Article Rasbora Merah
    Boraras Merah
    2nd largest and therefore safest
    Exclamation-point Rasbora
    Least Rasbora
    Miniature Rasbora
    Sparrow Rasbora Article
    Rasbora/ Boraras Urophthalmoides 3rd largest. Still under 2cm long
    Halfbeak safe
    Gold Halfbeaks
    Freshwater garfish Article
    Dermogenys pusilla may take shrimplets to 4 days 5.5-7cm - lives in the very top of the tank, jaw opens upwards
    Livebearers
    Blackbar Endlers - males Article Poecilia wingei Males are safer, being smaller, than females. Male endlers are next safest after boraras. Males are under 2cm, 0.5cm high. Females are longer and considerably higher, almost a coin shape. Although they can cross-breed with guppies, neither represent a guppy if purebred.
    Rainbows Native
    Threadfin rainbow Article Iratherina werneri safe past 2-3 days close to 4cm long, very thin, long trailing fins, which flare out at times. Prefer live food, but can be trained to take frozen or dried. Tiny mouths, so safe with shrimp.
    Spotted Blue Eye/ Spotted Pygmy Rainbow Article Pseudomugil Gertrudae hunt small shrimplets. Safe with adult shrimp about 3cm
    Corydoras
    Pygmy Corys Corydoras pygmaeus hunts first 7-14 days Will school in large groups
    Tetras
    Ember Tetras Article Hyphessobrycon amandae hunts shrimplets Under 2cm long, 1cm high, piranah shape body, striking orange in colour. Does not school well. OK in larger tanks.
    Green Neon Tetra
    False Neon Tetra Article
    Paracheirodon simulans Similar in appearance to neons or cardinals, but smaller, and with smaller mouths. The colour on the body is more subtle, but the non flash stands out more. They school brilliantly
    Danios actively hunt shrimplets These are not fish for small tanks with shrimp and minimal cover. They are piranah shaped
    Emerald Danio Article Danio Erythromicron hunts shrimplets until nearly full grown They are surprisingly large, about 3.5 - 4cm. It is one of the less aggressive danios, however due to its size (and therefore the size of its mouth) when it does hunt, it does a lot of damage.
    Neon Yellow
    Green Danio
    Microrasbora kubotai Article
    Microdevario Kubotai actively hunt shrimplets to about 2 weeks They are neon glowing almost see-through fish. They swim at mid-level when not hunting and are quite bold. They don't school well.
    Glowlight Danio Danio Choprai hunts shrimplets to 2 weeks or more Grows to 4cm
    Celestial Pearl Danio (CPD)
    Galaxy Rasbora Article
    Danio Margaritas actively hunts shrimplets to 3 weeks 2cm long, shaped like piranah. This is the most voracious hunter of all of the danios in my experience. It will hunt its own eggs & fry, making it more tricky (but far from impossible) to breed. It's also the most interesting, active and hardy of the danios I've kept.
    Gourami actively hunt +++
    Liquorice Gourami Article Parosphromeus Deissneri actively hunts shrimplets +++ This is not a fish for beginners. It is about 5cm long, 1cm high. It requires live food in its diet. This can be provided through growing BBS and blackworm, or in a 6ft tank, with a very large shrimp population and few fish, it might be enough to allow it to predate on the shrimplets, which it will anyway. In a small tank it would anihilate the shrimp population. It is extremely shy.
    Chocolate Gourami Article Sphaerichthys osphromenoides actively hunts shrimplets +++ 5cm long, 3.5cm high. Although a comparitively large fish, it has a tiny mouth for its size, requiring almost powdered food. It is able to break up soaked flake food, using its bodyweight to shake a piece free, uplike most microfish. It spends most of its day hunting in the tank. It is bold for a gourami.
    Sparkling Gourami Article Trichopsis Pumila hunts shrimplets+++ 5cm long, 1cm high. It is an avid hunter and can wipe out an entire shrimp population in a small tank. This is definitely not a fish for beginners. It is very touchy (needs specific conditions so survive, and is more likely to die than the other gourami species above), likely to attack other fish, aggressive when breeding.
    Pencilfish Actively hunt +++
    Gold line Pencilfish Article Nannostomus beckfordi Actively hunts, taking some half-grown shrimp (not quite as aggressive as the coral reds) a reasonably robust fish in terms of health. Torpedo shaped, 4cm long, with a comparatively large mouth for a microfish
    Coral Red
    Ruby Red
    Peruvian Red Pencil Fish Article
    Nannostomus mortenthaleri Actively hunts non-stop +++, taking half grown shrimp or larger this is one of the most aggressive of the microfish recommended for keeping with shrimp in my experience. They will not take adult shrimp (although they may try from time to time, they are not physically capable). Their beauty and boldness in the tank ofsets this risk in a large well planted tank, but in a small tank you would not risk these fish.



    FISH NOT TO KEEP WITH SHRIMP

    Catfish
    Bristlenose catfish Article Ancistrus sp. I have seen them hunt up to adult shrimp occasionally and juveniles frequently up to 15cm. Although they have sucker mouths, they are an omnivore, and will search for worms, meaty food, etc. They will aggressively push other fish off this. (Or mine did anyway.) I wouldn't put these in shrimp tanks, you have to make your own decision.
    Kuhli loaches Article Pangio kuhlii believed to hunt shrimplets, possibly shrimp? up to 10cm, eel or snake-like body. They are nocturnal, and will burrow into the substrate if they can during the day. They can live for up to 10 years. They are nearly impossible to catch, should you change your mind, and can get into places in the aquarium you didn't know you had.
    Gobies Article All gobies have mouths designed to expand to a size proportionately far larger than their bodies, and are more than capable of taking an adult shrimp. They should not be considered for a shrimp tank. Many, such as they bumblebee goby, require brackish water and prefer to live in groups, which would increase the number of shrimp taken exponentialy. They are all designed to be hunters.
    Killifish Article Although they are beautiful fish, their mouths stretch to an amazing size in proportion to their bodies, and they are more than capable of eating adult shrimp They should not be kept in shrimp tanks unless they are over 6ft tanks with few other fish, very heavily planted, and with a thriving shrimp colony, able to sustain major losses.
    Labyrinth
    Siamese fighters Article Bettas Eats adult shrimp ++++ they may co-exist for a time with shrimp, but inevitably they will learn to hunt shrimp, and once they have they will wipe out every last shrimp in the tank.
    Rainbows Native
    Article Melanotaenia maccullochi “Skull creek” Hunt to near adult shrimp around 4cm+ long not including tail, but over 1cm high, not including fins. Mouth is comparatively large, and it will actively hunt. It is a beautiful fish, with subtle stripes on its side & beautiful designs on its fins which it flares when sparring. I removed this from my 6ft tank as I suspected it was taking my boraras as well as my adult shrimp.
    Rhad Rhadinocentrus (any species) ornatus Hunt to near adult shrimp to 6cm, around 1cm high + fins. Silver body, orange or black tinting on fins. Flares fins when sparring. I removed this from my 6ft tank as I suspected this may be taking my smaller bororas as well as my adult shrimp.
    Rams
    Neon Blue Ram Article Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi “Neon Blue” Eats adult shrimp +++ Will wipe out a medium shrimp tank in no time flat In a very well planted 6 ft tank with a well established shrimp colony, the shrimp breeding may keep up with those taken by the rams.
    German Blue Ram Article Mikrogeophagus Ramirezi “German Blue” Eats adult shrimp +++ Will wipe out a medium shrimp tank in no time flat In a very well planted 6 ft tank with a well established shrimp colony, the shrimp breeding may keep up with those taken by the rams.
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    QUARANTING

    Protecting yourself – the law
    Be aware that not all of the plants that you can buy, especially on the internet, but even in Australia and in local fish stores (LFS’s) may not be legal imports into Australia – AQIS and DAFF, the government departments responsible for these imports may take awhile to get around to tracking these imports down, but they have been and will get to them.
    AQUIS & import from overseas:
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...-plants/page11
    Allowable import list - current as of 19/08/2013:
    http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiv...mport-list.pdf
    It is your responsibility to be aware of what you are buying. This also applies to livestock. The link below allows you to search the database for your intended purchase.
    Allowable plant search through AQIS ICON Database:
    http://www.aqis.gov.au/icon32/asp/ex_querycontent.asp
    A large warning bell is anything that is “new” on the market or fetching a very high price – it is then worth checking before buying.

    Protecting your critters
    When bringing new fish or plants into your tank, even from shops or other people that you trust, it is good practice to quarantine or “clean” the fish or plants as they come in to your place, to prevent the spread of disease and algae.
    These are some of the techniques that are used by members on the forum:

    FISH
    Keep fish in a separate bare bottom tank with a mature filter (an extra one that has been run on or in the main tank to build up the bacteria in it) for 4 weeks before adding them to your main tank with your other fish. Doing this gives you a chance to see if any of the new fish is showing any sign of disease – and if so, delay adding any of them to the tank, and treat them in the separate tank. It is intended to prevent the spread of disease to your main tank, and make it easier to treat any illness prior to adding the fish to the display tank.

    There are some basic traps for new players that people aren’t necessarily told until things go wrong:
    - Always wash your hands before and after putting your hands in the tank. Do not use scented soap or any chemical that will remain on your skin. Water is fine.
    - Have separate nets for each tank, and do not swap them. This goes for all other equipment for each tank. Swapping equipment between tanks gives the opportunity not only for disease to be spread between tanks, but also algae. It’s basic prevention.
    - Never spray anything near the tanks (in the same room or near the room).
    - Don’t use any bug bombs in the house.
    - Don’t pour hot water from the tap or kettle in the tanks – use cold water that’s warmed by the aquarium heater.
    - Don’t assume that your tanks have the same pH, ammonia, nitrites, nitrates, kH, temperature, etc, and just plonk livestock from one to the other without drip acclimatisation, if you haven’t tested parameters.

    PLANTS
    Potassium permanganate
    • A dip, both for quarantine, and to remove algae from plants.
    • It is an antiseptic, antifungal and algae killer. It may affect your filter, fish, shrimp, snails, or mosses (so don't use it on these, switch the filter off, etc).
    • Use around 1/32 of a teaspoon to create a purple solution with water that can still just be seen through, in a bucket
    • leave plants in for around 20 minutes.
    • Read the thread below for more details.
    • It can be obtained from chemists, sometimes sold as “condes crystals”.
    • It will stain your hands, so use a net to get the plants out.
    • Do not tip down the drain, or septic, but onto a gravel drive or garden.

    There are other dips that are possible to use:
    Bleach:
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...o-remove-algae

    AL contributors from past threads
    Grubs; MJay; Plantnut

    References
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...rmangenate+dip
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    PLANTS FOR LOW LIGHT TANKS

    LOW LIGHT PLANTS
    (1 watt per gallon, or 0.3 litres)

    These lists have been collated by searching through old threads & sponsor's websites, along with those listed at the end of the documents. They may well contain many errors, and some have been left in deliberately, so that people can find plants by names that have now been superseded by other names, common or scientific. They do not come with any guarantees of success - they are designed as a starting point for your research and a list of suggestions for that. These are plants that have worked for other people, but I'm not promising they will work for you.


    FOREGROUND

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Cryptocoryne lutea AKA walkeri Article Crypt walkeri/ Cryptocoryne lutea/ Crypt lutea E
    Cryptocoryne walkeri AKA lutea Article Crypt walkeri/ Cryptocoryne lutea/ Crypt lutea E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii "Tropica" Article Crypt wendtii "Tropica" E
    Echinodorus quadricostatus v. tenellus Article Broad Leaf Chain Sword E
    Elatine gratioloides ** Article Waterwort A
    Glossostigma elatinoides** Article Glosso/ Mud Mat EA
    Helanthium tenellum Pygmy chainsword/ Echinodorus tenellum E
    Hemianthus callitrichoides ** Article HC E
    Marsilea costulifera Article Thin Leaf Nardoo/ Narrow leaf Nardoo A
    Marsilea drummondii Article Marsilea drummondii/ Common nardoo/ Clover fern/ Southern cross clover fern A
    Marsilea hirsuta Article Hansen's Nardoo A
    Marsilea mutica Rainbow Nardoo A
    Najas guadalupensis Guppy grass E
    Starougyne repens Tropica 049 ** Article Starougyne Tropica E
    Vallisneria americana “mini twister” Vallis “mini twister” E


    MID

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Aponogeton bullosus (Endangered) Article Aponogeton bullosus A P
    Blyxa Japonica ** Article Blyxa Japonica/ Japanese Bamboo plant E
    Cryptcoryne becketii AKA
    Cryptocoryne petchii
    Crypt Becketii/ Micro Crypt
    Cryptocoryne helferi Crypt Helferi
    Cryptocoryne petchii AKA
    Cryptcoryne becketii
    Crypt Becketii/ Micro Crypt
    Cryptocoryne pygmaea Pygmy Crypt E
    Cryptocoryne "Undulatas" Crypt "Undulatas" E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii Article Crypt Wendtii E
    Cryptocorne wendtii "Broad Leaf" Crypt wendtii "Broad Leaf" E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii "Brown" Crypt wendtii "Brown" E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii "Green x Tall" Crypt wendtii "Green" E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii "Green x Tall" Crypt wendtii "Tall" E
    Crypt wendtii "Mi Oya" Crypt wendtii "Mi Oya" E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii “Red” Crypt Wendtii “Red” E
    Cyperus helferi Article Cyperus Helferi
    Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica' Tropica Sword (smaller) E
    Elatine gratioloides Article Waterwort A
    Helanthium angustifolius var. "vesuvius" Article Corkscrew Chain Sword
    Nymphaea pubescens Article Lotus/ Indian Red Water Lily E
    Nymphaea zenkeri **Article Red tiger lotus E
    Sagittaria subulatta Dwarf Saggitara E


    BACKGROUND

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Aponogeton crispus Article Aponogeton crispus E
    Aponogeton crispus “green” Aponogeton crispus “Green" E
    Aponogeton cuneatus (Rare) Aponogeton cuneatus A P
    Aponogeton elongatus Aponogeton elongatus A P
    Aponogeton elongatus subsp. elongatus (Rare) Aponogeton elongatus A P
    Aponogeton elongatus subsp. fluitans Aponogeton fluitans A P
    Aponogeton euryspermus Article Aponogeton euryspermus A
    Aponogeton hexatepalus (Rare) Aponogeton hexatepalus A P
    Aponogeton kimberleyensis Aponogeton kimberleyensis A
    Aponogeton lancesmithii Aponogeton lancesmithii A
    Aponogeton prolifer (Endangered) Aponogeton prolifer/ Aponogeton proliferus A P
    Aponogeton queenslandicus (Rare) Aponogeton queenslandicus A P
    Aponogeton rigidifolia Aponogeton rigidifolia E
    Aponogeton tofus Article Aponogeton Tofus A
    Aponogeton vanbruggenii Article Aponogeton vanbruggenii A
    Ceratopteris thalictroides Article Water sprite AE
    Cryptocoryne aponogetifolia Crypt Aponogetifolia E
    Cryptocoryne Balansae Crypt Balansae E
    Cryptocoryne cordata “blassii” Crypt Blassii E
    Cryptocoryne cordata “blassii” Crypt Blassii E
    Cryptocoryne retrospiralis Crypt retrospiralis E
    Cryptocoryne cordata “Rosenervis” Crypt Rosenervis E
    Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia Crypt pontederiifolia E
    Cryptocoryne retrospiralis Crypt retrospiralis E
    Cryptocoryne spiralis Crypt spiralis E
    Echinodorus amazonicus ** Article Amazon sword E
    Echinodorus angustifolia Article Echinodorus 'vesuvius' E
    Echinodorus cordifolius Radican sword/ Brazilian sword/ Alisma cordifolia/ Echinodorus radicans/ Echinodorus fluitans/ Echinodorus ovalis E
    Echinodorus "Green Ozelot" Echinodorus "Green Ozelot" E
    Echinodorus grisebachii Echinodorus grisebachii "Amazonicus"/ "Amazonicus" Narrow leaf Sword E
    Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica' Tropica sword E
    Echinodorus sp Sword plants E
    Helanthium angustifolius var. "vesuvius" Article Corkscrew Chain Sword
    Nymphoides aquatica Banana plant/ Banana lily/ Big Floating Heart E
    Otellia ulvifolia Article Otellia ulvifolia E
    Sagittaria montevidensis Arrowhead W D(SA)
    Sagittaria sp Sagittaria E
    Sagittaria platyphylla/ Sagittaria graminea ssp. platyphylla Sagittaria/ Arrowhead E W D
    Vallisneria americana var. biwaensis Corkscrew val E
    Vallisneria americana (gigantea) Jungle val E
    Vallisneria americana (natans) Common Val/ Water Celery E
    Vallisneria americana "Twister" E
    Vallisneria annual Annual Val A
    Vallisneria erecta Article Viagra Val A
    Vallisneria nana Article Native val A
    Vallisneria sp Val E
    Vallisneria spiralis Italian val; leapord val E
    Vallisneria spiralis "Tiger" E
    Vallineria sp. “Contortionist” Contortionist val E


    STEM

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Alternanthera Philoxeroides Alligator weed W D (SA, Tas)
    Bacopa caroliniana Bacopa/ Lemon Bacopa/ Water Hyssop/ Giant red bacopa E
    Bocapa monnieri Moneywort/ Water Hyssop E
    Cabomba carolina Cabomba E W N D
    Cabomba caroliniana Cabomba E W N D (SA)
    Ceratophylum demersum Article Hornwort (harder)/ Common hornwort/ Rigid hornwort E D (Tas)
    Ceratophyllum submersum Hornwort (softer) E
    Egeria densa Elodea/ Leafy elodea/ Anacharis/ Waterweed/ Brazilian elodea E W N D (Tas, NSW)
    Elodea canadensis Anachris/ Elodea/ American Waterweed/ Canadian waterweed/ Canadian pondweed/ American pondweed E W N D (SA)
    Elodea densa American waterweed E W
    Gratiola peruviana
    Hydrocotyle leucocephala Brazilian Pennywort/ Pennywort E
    Hydrilla verticillata Article Hydrilla/Water Thyme E W D (Tas)
    Hygrophila corymbosa "Blue Stricta" Blue stricta/ Hygro “Blue stricta”/ Hygro
    Hygrophilia difformis Article Water Wisteria H C
    Hygrophila polysperma Hygro/ Green Hygro/ Indian Swamp Weed/ Dwarf hygro/ Miramar weed/ Indian waterweed E W
    Hygrophila polysperma 'Ceylon' Ceylon Hygro E
    Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosanervig' Sunset Hygro E
    Lagarosiphon major Lagarosiphon/ Oxygen weed E W N D H C
    Ludwigia pallustris Article Ludwigia/ Swamp ludwegia E H C
    Ludwigia repens Article Red Ludwigia E
    Mayaca fluviatilis ** Bog moss/ Stream bog moss E W
    Myriophyllum aquaticum Parrots Feather E
    Myriophyllum spicatum Eurasian water milfoil E N D (SA)
    Pogostemon stellatus ** Article Article Pogostemon stellatus/ Pogo/ Eusteralis stellata E
    Rotala indica Rotala Indica E
    Rotala rotundifolia ** Rotala Rotundifolia E
    Rotala rotundifolia sp. 'Green' Rotala Rotundifolia sp. Green E
    Rotala wallchii Rotala Wallchii E


    TIE TO DRIFTWOOD

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Anubias barteri v. afzelli Article Anubia afzelli E
    Anubias barteri v. “angustifolia” Article Anubias angustifolia E
    Anubias barteri v. barteri Anubia barteri E
    Anubias barteri v. “coffeefolia” Coffee leaf anubias E
    Anubias barteri v. “glabra” Anubia “glabra” E
    Anubias barteri v. “Isabelle” Anubia Isabelle E
    Anubias barteri v. “Jenny" Anubia “Jenny” E
    Anubias barteri v. “Lorraine” Article Anubia Lorraine E
    Anubias barteri v. “marble" Anubia “marble" E
    Anubias barteri v. “nana” Article Anubia nana E
    Anubias barteri v. “nana golden” Golden nana E
    Anubias barteri v. “nana narrow leaf” Narrow leaf nana E
    Anubias barteri v. nana “petite” Article Nana petite/ Petite nana E
    Anubias barteri v. “Paco” Anubia Paco E
    Bolbitis heteroclita Article El Nino Fern E
    Bolbitis heudelotii Article African Water Fern/ Bolbitis E
    Microsorum pteropus Article Java fern E
    Microsorum pteropus v. “narrow leaf" Article Narrow Leaf Java Fern E
    Microsorum pteropus v. “needle leaf” Article Needle Leaf Java Fern E
    Microsorum pteropus “Philippine” Article Philippine Java Fern E
    Microsorum pteropus “red” Red Java fern E
    Microsorum pteropus “Windelov” Article Windelov Java Fern/ Windelov Fern/ Lace java fern/ Java lace fern/ Java fern “crested” E
    Riccia fluitans ** Article Riccia E


    FLOATING PLANTS

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Aldrovanda vesiculosa Article Waterwheel Plant (Australian threatened species) A E C
    Alternanthera Philoxeroides Alligator weed W D (SA, Tas
    Azolla filiculoides Pacific azolla A
    Azolla pinnata Article Ferny azolla/ Red azolla/ Feathered mosquitofern A E
    Azolla sp Mosquito fern, duckweed fern, fairy moss, water fern A W
    Cabomba carolina Cabomba E W N D
    Ceratophylum demersum Article Hornwort (harder)/ Common hornwort/ Rigid hornwort/ Foxtail E D (Tas)
    Ceratophyllum submersum Hornwort/ Foxtail E
    Eichhornia crassipes Water hyacinth E W N D
    Egeria densa Elodea/ Leafy elodea/ Anacharis/ Waterweed/ Brazilian elodea E W N D (Tas, NSW)
    Elodea canadensis Anachris/ Elodea/ American Waterweed/ Canadian/ Waterweed/ Canadian pondweed/ American pondweed E W N D
    Elodea densa American waterweed/ Dense waterweed/ Leafy Elodea E W N D
    Hydrilla verticillata Article Hydrilla/Water Thyme E W D
    Hydrocotyle ranunculoides Water Pennywort E W D
    Hygroryza aristata Article Asian watergrass/ Nees asian watergrass/ Water stargrass/ Hygroryza aristata Nees E
    Lemna aequinoctialis Article Duckweed A E
    Lemna spp Article Duckweed A E
    Lemnaceae sp Duckweed A E
    Limnobium laevigatum Article Amazon Frogbit E D (QLD)
    Najas guadalupensis Guppy Grass E W
    Pistia Straiotes Water Lettuce E W N D
    Riccia fluitans ** Article Riccia E
    Spirodela polyrhiza Article Giant Duckweed E A
    Spirodela spp Duckweed A
    Utricularia gibba UG/ Bladderwort E A C
    Wolffia arrhiza Duckweed A E
    Wolffia spp Duckweed A


    MOSSES

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Aegagropila linnaei Marimo ball E I
    Amblystegium serpens Nano moss E
    Fissidens berteroi Native Fissidens A
    Fissidens fonatus Phoenix moss E
    Fissidens fonatus Article US fissidens E
    Fontinalis antipyretica Willow moss E
    Lomariopsis sp Article Round Pelia/ Subwassertang E
    Monosolenium tenerum Pelia E
    Riccardia sp Mini pellia/ Coral moss E
    Taxiphyllum alternans Taiwan moss E
    Taxiphyllum sp Peacock moss E
    Taxiphyllum sp Flame moss E
    Vesicularia dubyana Java moss E
    Vesicularia ferriei Weeping moss E

    * Do not need high light to attain pink color. Dosing Iron can bring out this color. I have learned this from experience.

    ** Plants that shouldn’t be low light, but have been grown in 1WPG, if they’ve been grown in low light & no CO2 tanks.

    Codes:
    A - Australian native: originated in Australia, not necessarily in the local area, check if it is indigenous & belongs in your area or could escape & become a problem weed or cross-pollinate with local species
    E – Exotic: originated from overseas

    C- carnivorous plant

    N – Noxious: declared noxious weeds by authorities. It is an offence to propagate, distribute or sell. Should be destroyed.
    W – Potential to Weed in waterways: has the potential to escape
    D- Declared: a declared weed, must be reported & removed. May only be declared in one state, or part of one State or Territory, check with your local authorities.
    P – Protected

    Collated by:
    Carolyn, AKA DiscusEden

    Edited by:


    References:
    http://www.aquagreen.com.au
    http://www.aquariumonlinestore.com.a...e/rare-plants/
    http://aquaticlife.angfaqld.org.au
    http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agricultur...s/leafy-elodea
    http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf...KA-73U3QA?open
    http://www.hypervision.com.au/aquari...prohibited.htm
    http://www.liverpoolcreekaquariums.com - done
    http://www.plantgeek.net
    http://theaquariumwiki.com
    http://www.tropica.com/plants
    http://www.weeds.org.au
    http://www.weeds.gov.au

    The two by Christel Kasselmann, "Aquarium Plants" and "Planted Aquarium" are goood, also two Frenchmen, Robert Allgayer and Jacques Teton write a book published in 1986, it is called "The Complete Book of Aquarium Plants" and they had information about using CO2, this came out about the same time as "The Optimum Aquarium" by Horst and Kipper.


    AL Contributors from old threads:
    atwistedlife
    Bardus71
    Bettabetta
    corlis
    Thewiz
    Kara
    Matt95
    MJay
    surfydave
    Swampy 1972

    Allowable plant search through AQIS ICON Database:
    http://www.aqis.gov.au/icon32/asp/ex_querycontent.asp
    "Weeds are just plants growing in the wrong place" - Jackie French
    Gardening is just racism for plants - Amber, The Old Guys

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    5.
    MEDIUM LIGHT PLANTS

    These lists have been collated by searching through old threads & sponsor's websites, along with those listed at the end of the documents. They may well contain many errors, and some have been left in deliberately, so that people can find plants by names that have now been superseded by other names, common or scientific. They do not come with any guarantees of success - they are designed as a starting point for your research and a list of suggestions for that. These are plants that have worked for other people, but I'm not promising they will work for you.

    FOREGROUND

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Cryptocoryne lutea AKA walkeri (if in shade) Article Crypt walkeri/ Cryptocoryne lutea/ Crypt lutea E
    Cryptocoryne walkeri AKA lutea (if in shade) Article Crypt walkeri/ Cryptocoryne lutea/ Crypt lutea E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii "Tropica" Article Crypt wendtii "Tropica" E
    Cryptocoryne x willisii Crypt willisii/ Cryptocoryne nevillii/ Crypt nevillii E
    Echinodorus quadricostatus v. tenellus Article Broad Leaf Chain Sword E
    Elatine gratioloides Article Waterwort A
    Eriocaulon cinereum Ashy pipewort A E
    Glossostigma elatinoides Article Glosso E A
    Helanthium tenellum Pygmy chainsword/ Echinodorus tenellus E
    Hemianthus callitrichoides Article HC E
    Hydrocotyle tripartita Article Pennywort A
    Lilaeopsis brisbanica Article Brisbane River Grasswort A
    Marsilea costulifera Article Thin Leaf Nardoo/ Narrow Leaf Nardoo A
    Marsilea drummondii Article Marsilea drummondii/ Common nardoo/ Clover fern/ Southern cross clover fern A
    Marsilea hirsuta Article Hansen's Nardoo A
    Marsilea mutica Rainbow Nardoo A
    Microcarpaea minima Article Microcarpaea A
    Pogostemon helferi Article Downoi E
    Ranunculus inundates (Native to VIC, NSW, TAS, SA) Article River buttercup/ Lacy buttercup A C
    Starougyne repens Tropica 049 ** Article Starougyne Tropica E
    Vallisneria americana “mini twister" Vallis “mini twister”


    MID

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Aponogeton bullosus (Endangered) Article A P
    Aponogeton madagascariensis Article Madagascar lace plant/ Uvirandra madagascariensis/ Apontogenton fenestralis/ Apontogenton guillotti E
    Barclaya longifolia Orchid lily E
    Barclaya longifolia Green barclaya E
    Barclaya longifolia Red barclaya E
    Blyxa Japonica ** Article Blyxa Japonica/ Japanese Bamboo plant E
    Cryptocoryne albida Crypt albida E
    Cryptocoryne albida Crypt albida - costata E
    Cryptocoryne albida Crypt albida - korthause E
    Cryptcoryne becketii AKA Cryptocoryne petchii Crypt Becketii/ Micro Crypt
    Cryptocoryne blassii Crypt blassii E
    Cryptocorne costata “albida” Crypt costats/ Crypt albida E
    Cryptocoryne helferi Crypt Helferi
    Cryptocoryne petchii AKA Cryptcoryne becketii Crypt Becketii/ Micro Crypt
    Cryptocoryne pygmaea Pygmy Crypt E
    Cryptocoryne "Undulatas" Crypt "Undulatas" E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii Article Crypt Wendtii E
    Cryptocorne wendtii "Broad Leaf" Crypt wendtii "Broad Leaf" E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii "Brown" Crypt wendtii "Brown" E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii "Green x Tall"
    (if under shade)
    Crypt wendtii "Green" E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii "Green x Tall"
    (if under shade)
    Crypt wendtii "Tall" E
    Crypt wendtii "Mi Oya" Crypt wendtii "Mi Oya" E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii “Red” Crypt Wendtii “Red” E
    Cyperus helferi Article Cyperus Helferi
    Echinodorus bleheri Amazon sword E
    Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica' Tropica Sword (larger) E
    Elatine gratioloides Article Waterwort A
    Helanthium angustifolius var. "vesuvius" Article Corkscrew Chain Sword
    Lobelia sp "Campbell Springs Lobelia" Campbell Springs Lobelia A
    Najas guadalupensis Guppy grass E
    Nymphaea elleniae (27-30c) Article Jardine Lily (tropical) A
    Nymphaea pubescens Article Lotus/ Indian Red Water Lily E
    Nymphaea violacea Article Nymphaea violacea (tropical) A
    Nymphaea zenkeri ** Article Red tiger lotus E
    Nymphoides aquatica Banana plant/ Banana lily/ Big Floating Heart E
    Nymphoides minima Article Nymphoides minima A
    Sagittaria subulatta Dwarf Saggitara E


    BACKGROUND

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Aponogeton capuroni Lace plant E
    Aponogeton crispus Article Aponogeton crispus E
    Aponogeton crispus “green” Aponogeton crispus “Green” E
    Aponogeton cuneatus (Rare) A P
    Aponogeton rigidifolia Aponogeton rigidifolia E
    Aponogeton tofus Article Aponogeton Tofus A
    Aponogeton Ulvaceus Article Ulvaceus Wavy Swordplant E
    Blyxa aubertii Article Bamboo plant A E
    Cryptocoryne Balansae Crypt Balansae E
    Cryptocoryne cordata “blassii” Crypt Blassii E
    Cryptocoryne cordata “Rosenervis” Crypt Rosenervis E
    Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia Crypt pontederiifolia E
    Echinodorus amazonicus Article Amazon sword E
    Echinodorus angustifolia Article Echinodorus 'vesuvius' E
    Echinodorus cordifolius Radican sword; Brazilian sword; Alisma cordifolia; Echinodorus radicans; Echinodorus fluitans; Echinodorus ovalis, Marble queen E L
    Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica' Tropica sword E
    Echinodorus sp Sword plants E
    Eleocharis geniculata Article Coomalie Creek Hairgrass/ Canada Spikesedge/ Bent Spike Rush/ Annual Spike Rush/ Pantropic Spike Rush A E
    Helanthium angustifolius var. "vesuvius" Article Corkscrew Chain Sword
    Sagittaria montevidensis Arrowhead W D (SA)
    Sagittaria platyphylla/ Sagittaria graminea ssp. platyphylla Sagittaria/ Arrowhead W D
    Schoenoplectus litoralis Article Shore club rush/ Daly River Club Rush A
    Vallisneria americana var. biwaensis Corkscrew val E
    Vallisneria americana (gigantea) Jungle val E
    Vallisneria americana (natans) Common Val; Water Celery E
    Vallisneria americana "Twister" E
    Vallisneria annua Annual Val A
    Vallisneria caulescens Article Branching Val A
    Vallisneria erecta Article Viagra Val A
    Vallisneria nana Article Native val A
    Vallisneria sp Val E
    Vallisneria spiralis Italian val/ leapord val E
    Vallisneria spiralis "Tiger" E
    Vallineria sp. “Contortionist” Contortionist val E


    STEM

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Alternanthera Philoxeroides Alligator weed W D (SA, Tas)
    Alternanthera reineckii Article Copper Leaf E
    Alternanthera reineckii “roseafolia” Alternanthera reineckii E
    Ammannia gracilis Article Cognac plant/ Delicate ammannia/ Red ammannia/ Large ammannia/ Pink ammannia E
    Ammannia senegalensis Article Red Ammannia E
    Bocapa monnieri Moneywort/ Water Hyssop E
    Bacopa salzamannii Bacopa salzmannii/ Bacopa sp. “Araguaia” E
    Bacopa sp Japan Bacopa sp Japan E
    Cabomba carolina Cabomba E W N D
    Cabomba caroliniana Cabomba E W N D (SA)
    Cardamine lyrata Japanese cress/ Chinese ivy E
    Ceratophylum demersum Article Hornwort (harder)/ Common hornwort/ Rigid hornwort/ Foxtail E D (Tas)
    Ceratophyllum submersum Hornwort/ Foxtail E
    Ceratopteris thalictroides Article Water sprite A E
    Egeria densa Elodea/ Leafy elodea/ Anacharis/ Waterweed/ Brazilian elodea E W N D (Tas, NSW)
    Elodea canadensis Anachris/ Elodea/ American Waterweed/ Canadian waterweed/ Canadian pondweed/ American pondweed E W N D (SA)
    Gratiola peruviana
    Hemianthus micranthemoides HM/ Perl weed E
    Heteranthera zosterifolia Article Star grass/ stargrass E
    Hydrocotyle leucocephala Brazilian Pennywort/ Pennywort E
    Hydrilla verticillata Article Hydrilla/Water Thyme E W D (Tas)
    Hygrophila angustifolia Article Willow Hygro A E
    Hygrophila corymbosa "Blue Stricta" Blue stricta/ Hygro “Blue stricta”/ Hygro
    Hygrophilia difformis Article Water Wisteria H C
    Hygrophila pinnatifida Hygro pinnatifida E
    Hygrophila polysperma Hygro/ Green Hygro/ Indian Swamp Weed/ Dwarf hygro/ Miramar weed/ Indian waterweed E W
    Lagarosiphon major Lagarosiphon/ Oxygen weed E W N D H C
    Limnophila aromatica 'asian var.' Article Limnophila aromatica E
    Limnophila brownii Article Darwin River Ambulia A
    Lindernia sp "India" Lindernia Indian/ Lindernia India E
    Ludwigia arcuata Needle leaf ludwigia E
    Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata “Pantanal” Article Ludwigia Pantanal E
    Ludwigia pallustris Article Ludwigia/ Swamp ludwegia E H C
    Ludwigia repens Article Red ludwigia/ Creeping primrose willow/ creeping red ludwigia E N D (NSW)
    Ludwigia senegalensis
    Mayaca fluviatilis ** Bog moss/ Stream bog moss E W
    Microcarpaea minima Article Microcarpaea A
    Myriophyllum dicoccum (27-30c) Article Howard River Milfoil E A
    Myriophyllum muricatum Article Berry Creek Milfoil A
    Myriophyllum mattogrossense Brazil milfoil E
    Myriophyllum spicatum Eurasian water milfoil E N D (SA)
    Najas tenuifolia Article Najas A
    Pogostemon stellatus "Broad leaf" Article Article Pogostemon stellatus "Broad leaf" E A
    Pogostemon stellatus 'Fine leaf' Article Article Pogostemon stellatus 'Fine leaf' H
    Potamogeton crispus Curly Pondweed E A
    Potamogeton javanicus Java pondweed E A
    Potamogeton tricarinatus Article Potamogeton tricarinatus A
    Ranunculus inundatus Article Ranunculus inundatus A
    Rotala mexicana "Araguaia" Article E
    Rotala rotundifolia Rotala rotundifolia E
    Rotala rotundifolia sp. 'Green' Rotala Rotundifolia sp. Green E
    Rotala sp Colorata E
    Rotala sp "H'ra" Rotala sp "H'ra" E
    Syngonanthus sp “Belem” Syngonanthus “Belem”/ Tonina “Belem” E
    Syngonanthus sp. “Madeira” Syngonanthus “Madeira” E
    Syngonanthus sp. “Manaus” Syngonanthus “Manaus” E
    Syngonanthus sp. “Mandeira” Syngonanthus “Mandeira” E


    TIE TO DRIFTWOOD

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Anubias barteri v. barteri Anubias barteri E
    Anubias barteri v. 'coffeefolia' Coffee leaf anubias E
    Anubias barteri v. 'glabra' Anubias barteri v. 'glabra' E
    Anubias barteri v. 'nana golden' Golden nana E
    Anubias barteri v. 'nana' Article Anubias nana E
    Anubias barteri 'marble' Anubias barteri 'marble' E
    Anubias barteri v. 'nana narrow leaf' Narrow leaf nana E
    Anubias barteri v. nana 'petite' Article Nana petite/ Petite nana E
    Bolbitis heteroclita Article El Nino Fern E
    Bolbitis heudelotii Article African Water Fern E
    Bucephalandra kedagang Bucephalandra kedagang E I
    Microsorum pteropus Article Java fern E
    Microsorum pteropus v. 'narrow leaf' Article Narrow Leaf Java Fern E
    Microsorum pteropus v. 'needle leaf' Article Needle Leaf Java Fern E
    Microsorum pteropus 'Philippine' Article Philippine Java Fern E
    Microsorum pteropus "red" Red Java fern E
    Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov' Article Windelov Java Fern/ Windelov Fern/ Lace java fern/ Java lace fern E
    Riccia fluitans ** Article Riccia E


    FLOATING PLANTS

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Aldrovanda vesiculosa Article Water wheel plants A
    Alternanthera Philoxeroides Alligator weed W D (SA, Tas)
    Azolla filiculoides Pacific azolla A
    Azolla pinnata Article Ferny azolla/ Red azolla/ Feathered mosquitofern A E
    Azolla sp Mosquito fern, duckweed fern, fairy moss, water fern A W
    Cabomba carolina Cabomba E W N D
    Ceratophylum demersum Article Hornwort (harder)/ Common hornwort/ Rigid hornwort/ Foxtail E D (Tas)
    Ceratophyllum submersum Hornwort/ Foxtail E
    Eichhornia Crassipes Water hyacinth E W N D
    Egeria densa Elodea/ Leafy elodea/ Anacharis/ Waterweed/ Brazilian elodea E W N D (Tas, NSW)
    Elodea canadensis Anachris/ Elodea/ American Waterweed/ Canadian waterweed/ Canadian pondweed/ Ameriacan pondweed E W N D
    Hydrilla verticillate Article Hydrilla/Water Thyme E W
    Hydrocotyle ranunculoides Water Pennywort E W D
    Hygroryza aristata Article Asian watergrass/ Nees asian watergrass/ Water stargrass/ Hygroryza aristata Nees E
    Lemna aequinoctialis Article Duckweed A E
    Lemna spp Duckweed A E
    Lemnaceae sp Article Duckweed A E
    Limnobium laevigatum Article Amazon Frogbit E
    Pistia Straiotes Water Lettuce E W N D
    Riccia fluitans ** Article Riccia E
    Spirodela polyrhiza Article Giant Duckweed E A
    Spirodela spp Duckweed A
    Utricularia gibba UG/ Bladderwort E A C
    Wolffia arrhiza Duckweed A E
    Wolffia spp Duckweed A


    MOSSES

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Aegagropila linnaei Marimo ball E I
    Amblystegium serpens Nano moss E
    Fissidens berteroi Native Fissidens A
    Fissidens fonatus Phoenix moss E
    Fissidens fonatus Article US fissidens E
    Fontinalis antipyretica Willow moss E
    Monosolenium tenerum Pelia/ Subwassertang E
    Riccardia sp Mini pellia/ Coral moss E
    Taxiphyllum alternans Taiwan moss E
    Taxiphyllum sp Peacock moss E
    Taxiphyllum sp Flame moss E
    Vesicularia dubyana Java moss E
    Vesicularia ferriei Weeping moss E


    * Do not need high light to attain pink color. Dosing Iron can bring out this color. I have learned this from experience.

    ** Plants that shouldn’t be low light, but I’ve grown in 1WPG, if they’ve been grown in low light & no CO2 tanks.


    Codes:
    A - Australian native: originated in Australia, not necessarily in the local area, check if it is indigenous & belongs in your area or could escape & become a problem weed or cross-pollinate with local species
    E – Exotic: originated from overseas

    N – Noxious: declared noxious weeds by authorities. It is an offence to propagate, distribute or sell. Should be destroyed.
    W – Potential to Weed in waterways: has the potential to escape
    D- Declared: a declared weed, must be reported & removed. May only be declared in one state, or part of one State or Territory, check with your local authorities.
    p- Protected


    Collated by:
    Carolyn, AKA DiscusEden

    References:
    http://en.wikipedia.org
    http://www.aquagreen.com.au
    http://www.aquariumonlinestore.com.a...e/rare-plants/
    http://aquaticlife.angfaqld.org.au
    http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf...KA-73U3QA?open
    http://www.hypervision.com.au/aquari...prohibited.htm
    http://www.liverpoolcreekaquariums.com - done
    http://www.plantgeek.net
    http://theaquariumwiki.com
    http://www.weeds.org.au
    http://www.weeds.gov.au


    AL Contributors from old threads:
    aquariumtherapy
    atwistedlife
    Bettabetta
    corlis
    thewiz
    JAL
    Kara
    mienhxiec
    MJay
    Plantnut
    surfydave
    "Weeds are just plants growing in the wrong place" - Jackie French
    Gardening is just racism for plants - Amber, The Old Guys

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    6.
    HIGH LIGHT PLANTS
    (2.4 watts per gallon/ 1 watt per litre)

    These lists have been collated by searching through old threads & sponsor's websites, along with those listed at the end of the documents. They may well contain many errors, and some have been left in deliberately, so that people can find plants by names that have now been superseded by other names, common or scientific. They do not come with any guarantees of success - they are designed as a starting point for your research and a list of suggestions for that. These are plants that have worked for other people, but I'm not promising they will work for you.

    FOREGROUND

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Cryptocoryne parva Crypt parva E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii "Tropica" Article Crypt wendtii "Tropica" E
    Cryptocoryne x willisii Crypt willisii/ Cryptocoryne nevillii/ Crypt nevillii E
    Echinodorus quadricostatus v. tenellus Broad Leaf Chain Sword E
    Elatine gratioloides Article Waterwort A
    Eleocharis acicularis Dwarf hairgrass/ needle spikerush E
    Eleocharis belem Eleocharis Belem E
    Eleocharis caespitosissima Article Anopheles Creek Hair Grass E A
    Eriocaulon amanoanum Eriocaulon amanoanum/ Pipewort E
    Eriocaulon cinereum Eriocaulon cinereum/ Ashy pipewort A E
    Eriocaulon depressum Eriocaulon depressum A
    Eriocaulon parkeri Parker’s pipewort/ Estuary pipewort E
    Eriocaulon setaceum Article Eriocaulon setaceum A E
    Eriocaulon scullionii Eriocaulon scullionii A
    Eriocaulon sp. “Goias” Eriocaulon “Goias” E
    Eriocaulon sp. "Matogrosso" Eriocaulon "Matogrosso" E
    Eriocaulon sp. “Shiga Japan” Article Eriocaulon “Shiga” E
    Eriocaulon sp “Thailand” Eriocaulon “Thailand” E
    Glossostigma diandrum Article Small Mud Mat A
    Glossostigma elatinoides Article Glosso/ Mud Mat E A
    Helanthium tenellum Pygmy chainsword/ Echinodorus tenellus E
    Helanthium tenellum "Micro" Helanthium tenellum "Micro"/ Amazon micro sword E
    Hemianthus callitrichoides Article HC E
    Hydrocotyle tripartita Article Pennywort A
    Isachne confusa Article Isachne confusa A E
    Lilaeopsis brasiliensis Article Brazilian Micro Sword E
    Lilaeopsis brisbanica Brisbane River Grasswort A
    Limnophila sp Mini "Vietnam" Limnophila sp Mini "Vietnam" E
    Marsilea costulifera Article Thin Leaf Nardoo A
    Marsilea drummondii Article Marsilea drummondii/ Common nardoo/ Clover fern/ Southern cross clover fern A
    Marsilea hirsuta Article Hansen's Nardoo A
    Marsilea mutica Rainbow Nardoo A
    Microcarpaea minima Article Microcarpaea A
    Mimulus uvedaliae Article Mimulus uvedaliae A
    Najas guadalupensis Guppy grass E
    Nelsonia campestris Article Nelsonia campestris A
    Pogostemon helferi Article Downoi/ Little star E
    Ranunculus inundates (Native to VIC, NSW, TAS, SA) Article River buttercup/ Lacy buttercup A C
    Riccia fluitans (If tied) Article Riccia E
    Samolus valerandi Samolus floribundus/ Samolus parvifous
    Staurogyne leptocaulis Article Staurogyne leptocaulis A
    Starougyne repens Tropica 049 ** Article Starougyne Tropica E
    Trithuria sp. “blood vomit” Trithuria sp. “blood vomit/ erio “blood vomit”/ Austrailia erroneous/ Erio Australia Red A
    Utricularia graminifolia (If tied) U G E C
    Vallisneria americana “mini twister” Vallis “mini twister”


    MID

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Aponogeton bullosus (Endangered) Article Aponogeton bullosus A P
    Aponogeton madagascariensis Article Madagascar lace plant/ Uvirandra madagascariensis/ Apontogenton fenestralis/ Apontogenton guillotti E
    Barclaya longifolia Orchid lily E
    Barclaya longifolia Green barclaya E
    Barclaya longifolia Red barclaya E
    Blyxa Japonica Article Blyxa Japonica/ Japanese Bamboo plant E
    Crinum natans Article Crinum E
    Cryptocoryne albida Crypt albida E
    Cryptocoryne albida Crypt albida - costata E
    Cryptocoryne albida Crypt albida - korthause E
    Cryptocorne costata “albida” Crypt costats/ Crypt albida E
    Cryptcoryne becketii AKA Cryptocoryne petchii Crypt Becketii/ Micro Crypt
    Cryptocoryne blassii Crypt blassii E
    Cryptocoryne helferi Crypt Helferi
    Cryptocorne pygmaeus Pygmy Crypt E
    Cryptocoryne "Undulatas" Crypt "Undulatas" E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii Article Crypt Wendtii E
    Cryptocorne wendtii "Broad Leaf" Crypt wendtii "Broad Leaf" E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii "Brown" Crypt wendtii "Brown" E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii "Green x Tall" (if under shade) Crypt wendtii "Green" E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii "Green x Tall" (if under shade) Crypt wendtii "Tall" E
    Crypt wendtii "Mi Oya" Crypt wendtii "Mi Oya" E
    Cryptocoryne wendtii “Red” Crypt Wendtii “Red” E
    Cyperus helferi Article Cyperus Helferi
    Echinodorus bleheri Amazon sword E
    Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica' Tropica Sword (smaller) E
    Elatine gratioloides Article Waterwort A
    Eriocaulon setaceum Article Eriocaulon setaceum A E
    Cryptocoryne petchii AKA Cryptcoryne becketii Crypt Becketii/ Micro Crypt
    Goodenia purpurascens Article Goodenia purpurascens A E
    Helanthium angustifolius var. "vesuvius" Corkscrew Chain Sword
    Isachne confusa Article Isachne confusa A E
    Lobelia sp "Campbell Springs Lobelia" Campbell Springs Lobelia A
    Ludwigia ovalis
    Monochoria vaginalis Article Monochoria vaginalis/ Oval leaf pondweed/ heartshape false pickerelweed E A
    Nymphaea elleniae (27-30c) Article Jardine Lily (tropical) A
    Nymphaea nouchali (27-30c) Article Nymphaea nouchali E A
    Nymphaea pubescens Article Lotus/ Indian Red Water Lily E A
    Nymphaea violacea Article Nymphaea violacea (tropical) A
    Nymphaea zenkeri Article Red tiger lotus E
    Nymphoides aquatica Banana plant/ Banana lily/ Big Floating Heart E
    Nymphoides minima Article Nymphoides minima A
    Sagittaria subulatta Dwarf Saggitara E


    BACKGROUND

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Aponogeton capuroni Lace plant E
    Aponogeton crispus Article Aponogeton crispus E
    Aponogeton crispus “green” Aponogeton crispus “Green” E
    Aponogeton cuneatus (Rare) Aponogeton cuneatus A P
    Aponogeton euryspermus Article Red NT Lace Plant A
    Aponogeton madagascariensis Article Aponogeton fenestralis/ Madagascar Lace Plant/ Lace plant/ Madagascar laceleaf/ Lattice leaf E
    Aponogeton rigidifolia Aponogeton rigidifolia E
    Aponogeton tofus Article Aponogeton Tofus/ NT Lace plant A
    Aponogeton ulvaceus Article Ulvaceus Wavy Swordplant E
    Aponogeton vanbruggennii Article NT Lace plant A
    Blyxa aubertii Article Bamboo plant A E
    Crinium calmistratum ** Article Crinium E
    Cryptocoryne Balansae Crypt Balansae E
    Cryptocoryne cordata “blassii” Crypt Blassii E
    Cryptocoryne cordata “Rosenervis” Crypt Rosenervis E
    Cryptocoryne pontederiifolia Crypt pontederiifolia E
    Echinodorus amazonicus ** Article Amazon sword E
    Echinodorus angustifolia Article Echinodorus 'vesuvius' E
    Echinodorus berteroi Alisma berteroanum/ Alisma berteroi/ A. rostratum/ E. rostratus/ E. patagonicus E L H
    Echinodorus cordifolius Radican sword; Brazilian sword; Alisma cordifolia; Echinodorus radicans; Echinodorus fluitans; Echinodorus ovalis E L
    Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica' Tropica sword E
    Echinodorus sp Sword plants E
    Eleocharis geniculata Article Coomalie Creek Hairgrass/ Canada Spikesedge/ Bent Spike Rush/ Annual Spike Rush/ Pantropic Spike Rush E A
    Eleocharis vivipara Tall hairgrass/ Viviparous spikerush/ Umbrella hairgrass/ Sprouting spikerush E
    Eriocaulon lividum Eriocaulon lividum A
    Hanguana malayana "Hanguana" Hanguana malayana "Hanguana" A E
    Helanthium angustifolius var. "vesuvius" Corkscrew Chain Sword
    Monochoria australasica Article Monochoria australasica A
    Nymphoides aquatica Banana plant/ Banana lily/ Big Floating Heart E
    Nymphoides minima Article Nymphoides minima A
    Nymphoides spongiosa Article Nymphoides spongiosa A
    Ottelia alismoides Article Ottelia alismoides E A
    Ottelia ulvifolia E
    Sagittaria montevidensis Arrowhead W D (SA)
    Sagittaria platyphylla/ Sagittaria graminea ssp. platyphylla Sagittaria/ Arrowhead W D
    Schoenoplectus litoralis Article Shore club rush/ Daly River Club Rush A
    Vallisneria americana var. biwaensis Corkscrew val E
    Vallisneria americana (gigantea) Jungle val E
    Vallisneria americana (natans) Common Val; Water Celery E
    Vallisneria americana "Twister" E
    Vallisneria annua Annual Val A
    Vallisneria caulescens Article Branching Val A
    Vallisneria erecta Article Viagra Val A
    Vallisneria nana Article Native val A
    Vallisneria sp Val E
    Vallisneria spiralis Italian val; leapord val E
    Vallisneria spiralis "Tiger" E
    Vallisneria triptera Article Vallisneria triptera A
    Vallineria sp. “Contortionist” Contortionist val E


    STEM

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Alternanthera Philoxeroides Alligator weed W D (SA, Tas)
    Alternanthera reineckii Article Copper Leaf E
    Alternanthera reineckii “roseafolia” Alternanthera reineckii E
    Ammannia baccifera Article Daly River Ammannia A E
    Ammannia gracilis Article Cognac plant/ Delicate ammannia/ Red ammannia/ Large ammannia/ Pink ammannia E
    Ammannia senegalensis Article Red Ammannia E
    Bacopa salzamannii Bacopa salzmannii/ Bacopa sp. “Araguaia” E
    Bacopa sp Japan Bacopa sp Japan E
    Cabomba carolina Cabomba E W N D
    Cabomba caroliniana Cabomba E W N D (SA)
    Cardamine lyrata Japanese cress/ Chinese ivy E
    Ceratophylum demersum Article Hornwort (harder)/ Common hornwort/ Rigid hornwort/ Foxtail E D (Tas)
    Ceratophyllum submersum Hornwort/ Foxtail E
    Ceratopteris thalictroides Article Water sprite A E
    Diodia Cf. Kuntzei Hygrophila sp. 'Pantanal' (erroneous), Rubiaceae sp. 'Pantanal' E
    Egeria densa Elodea/ Leafy elodea/ Anacharis/ Waterweed/ Brazilian elodea E W N D (Tas, NSW)
    Elodea canadensis Anachris/ Elodea/ American Waterweed/ Canadian waterweed/ Canadian pondweed/ American pondweed E W N D (SA)
    Gratiola peruviana
    Hemianthus micranthemoides HM/ Perl weed E
    Heteranthera zosterifolia Article Star grass/ stargrass E
    Hydrilla verticillata Article Hydrilla/Water Thyme E W D (Tas)
    Hygrophila angustifolia Article Willow Hygro A E
    Hygrophila corymbosa "Blue Stricta" Blue stricta/ Hygro “Blue stricta”/ Hygro
    Hygrophilia difformis Article Water Wisteria H C
    Hygrophila pinnatifida Hygro pinnatifida E
    Hygrophila polysperma Hygro/ Green Hygro/ Indian Swamp Weed/ Dwarf hygro/ Miramar weed/ Indian waterweed E W
    Hyptis lorentziana Hyptis lorentziana/ Hemigraphis traian (erroneous) E
    Lagarosiphon major Lagarosiphon/ Oxygen weed E W N D H C
    Limnophila aromatica 'asian var.' Limnophila aromatica E
    Limnophila aromatica Article Limnophila aromatica/ Limnophila chinensis var. aromatica/ rice paddy herb E A
    Limnophila australis Article Berry Creek Ambulia A
    Limnophila brownii Article Darwin River Ambulia A
    Limnophila chinensis Article Limnophila chinensis E A
    Limnophila fragrans Article Vicks plant E A
    Limnophila sp. “Vietnam” Limnophila “Vietnam” E
    Lindernia sp "India" Lindernia Indian/ Lindernia India E
    Lindernia sp Rotundifolia "Variegated" Lindernia E
    Lindernia tenuiflia Article Lindernia tenuiflia E A
    Ludwigia arcuata Needle leaf ludwigia E
    Ludwigia brevipes Long beach primrose E
    Ludwigia inclinata var. verticillata “Pantanal” Article Ludwigia Pantanal E
    Ludwigia Peruviana Ludwigia, Peruvian primrose E W D
    Ludwigia repens Article Red ludwigia/ Creeping primrose willow/ creeping red ludwigia E N D (NSW)
    Ludwigia senegalensis
    Ludwigia sp Belem Ludwigia sp Belem
    Mayaca fluviatilis Bog moss/ Stream bog moss E W
    Maidenia rubra Article Maidenia A
    Maidenia rubra "Broad leaf" A
    Maidenia rubra "Long leaf" A
    Maidenia rubra "Narrow leaf" A
    Microcarpaea minima Article Microcarpaea A
    Micranthemum umbrosum Baby tears E
    Mimulus uvedaliae Article Mimulus uvedaliae A
    Myriophyllum dicoccum (27-30c) Article Howard River Milfoil E A H
    Myriophyllum muricatum Article Berry Creek Milfoil A
    Myriophyllum mattogrossense Brazil milfoil E
    Myriophyllum spicatum Eurasian water milfoil E N D (SA)
    Najas tenuifolia Article Najas A
    Pogostemon stellatus "Narrow Leaf" Article Article Pogostemon stellatus/ Eusteralis stellata E H
    Pogostemon stellatus "Broad leaf" Article Article Pogostemon stellatus "Broad leaf" E A
    Potamogeton crispus Curly Pondweed E A
    Potamogeton javanicus Java pondweed E A
    Potamogeton tricarinatus Article Potamogeton tricarinatus A
    Proserpinica palustris Mermaid weed E
    Ranunculus inundatus Article Ranunculus inundatus A
    Rotala diandra Rotala diandra A
    Rotala mexicana Article Rotala mexicana “Red” E A
    Rotala mexicana "Araguaia" Rotala mexicana "Araguaia" E
    Rotala mexicana Rotala mexicana “Green” E A
    Rotala “mini type 1” rotala mini type 1
    Rotala “mini type 2” rotala mini type 2
    Rotala occultiflora Article Rotala occultiflora A
    Rotala rosea Rotala rosea E A
    Rotala rotundifolia Rotala rotundifolia E
    Rotala rotundifolia sp. 'Green' Rotala Rotundifolia sp. Green E
    Rotala sp Colorata E
    Rotala sp "H'ra" Rotala sp "H'ra" E
    Rotala wallichii Rotala wallichii E
    Syngonanthus sp “Belem” Syngonanthus “Belem”/ Tonina “Belem” E
    Syngonanthus sp. “Madeira” Syngonanthus “Madeira” E
    Syngonanthus sp. “Manaus” Syngonanthus “Manaus” E
    Syngonanthus sp. “Mandeira” Syngonanthus “Mandeira” E
    Tonina sp. “Belem” Tonina sp. “Belem”/ Syngonanthus sp “Belem” E
    Tonina sp. "Marble Queen" Tonina sp. "Marble Queen" E


    TIE TO DRIFTWOOD

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Anubias barteri v. barteri Anubias barteri E
    Anubias barteri v. 'coffeefolia' Coffee leaf anubias E
    Anubias barteri v. 'glabra' Anubias barteri v. 'glabra' E
    Anubias barteri 'marble' Anubias barteri 'marble' E
    Anubias barteri v. 'nana' Article Anubias nana E
    Anubias barteri v. 'nana golden' Golden nana E
    Anubias barteri v. 'nana narrow leaf' Narrow leaf nana E
    Anubias barteri v. nana 'petite' Article Nana petite/ Petite nana E
    Bolbitis heteroclita Article El Nino Fern E
    Bolbitis heudelotii Article African Water Fern E
    Bucephalandra kedagang Bucephalandra kedagang E I
    Microsorum pteropus Article Java fern E
    Microsorum pteropus v. 'narrow leaf' Article Narrow Leaf Java Fern E
    Microsorum pteropus v. 'needle leaf' Article Needle Leaf Java Fern E
    Microsorum pteropus 'Philippine' Article Philippine Java Fern E
    Microsorum pteropus "red" Red Java fern E
    Microsorum pteropus 'Windelov' Article Windelov Java Fern/ Windelov Fern/ Lace java fern/ Java lace fern E
    Riccia fluitans Article Riccia E
    Utricularia graminifolia UG E C


    FLOATING PLANTS

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Alternanthera Philoxeroides Alligator weed W D (SA, Tas)
    Azolla filiculoides Pacific azolla A
    Azolla pinnata Article Ferny azolla/ Red azolla/ Feathered mosquitofern A E
    Azolla sp Mosquito fern, duckweed fern, fairy moss, water fern A W
    Cabomba carolina Cabomba E W N D
    Ceratophylum demersum Article Hornwort (harder)/ Common hornwort/ Rigid hornwort/ Foxtail E D (Tas)
    Ceratophyllum submersum Hornwort/ Foxtail E
    Egeria densa Elodea/ Leafy elodea/ Anacharis/ Waterweed/ Brazilian elodea E W N D (Tas, NSW)
    Eichhornia Crassipes Water hyacinth E W N D
    Elodea canadensis Anachris/ Elodea/ American Waterweed/ Canadian waterweed/ Canadian pondweed/ American pondweed/ Egeria E W N D
    Hydrilla verticillate Article Hydrilla/Water Thyme E W
    Hydrocotyle ranunculoides Water Pennywort E W D
    Hygroryza aristata Article Asian watergrass/ Nees asian watergrass/ Water stargrass/ Hygroryza aristata Nees E
    Lemna aequinoctialis Article Duckweed A E
    Lemna minor Duckweed A E
    Lemnaceae sp Article Duckweed A E
    Limnobium laevigatum Article Amazon Frogbit E
    Pistia Straiotes Water Lettuce E W N D
    Riccia fluitans Article Riccia E
    Spirodela polyrhiza Giant Duckweed E A
    Spirodela spp Article Duckweed A
    Utricularia gibba UG/ Bladderwort E A C
    Wolffia arrhiza Duckweed A E
    Wolffia spp Duckweed A


    MOSSES

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Aegagropila linnaei Marimo ball E I
    Amblystegium serpens Nano moss E
    Christmas moss E
    Fissidens berteroi Native Fissidens A
    Fissidens fonatus Phoenix moss E
    Fissidens fonatus Article US fissidens E
    Fontinalis antipyretica Willow moss E
    Monosolenium tenerum Article Pelia/ Subwassertang E
    Riccardia sp Mini pellia/ Coral moss E
    Taxiphyllum alternans Taiwan moss E
    Taxiphyllum sp Peacock moss E
    Taxiphyllum sp Flame moss E
    Vesicularia dubyana Java moss E
    Vesicularia ferriei Weeping moss E


    Codes:
    A - Australian native: originated in Australia, not necessarily in the local area, check if it is indigenous & belongs in your area or could escape & become a problem weed or cross-pollinate with local species (does not require import approval)
    E – Exotic: originated from overseas

    N – Noxious: declared noxious weeds by authorities. It is an offence to propagate, distribute or sell. Should be destroyed.
    W – Potential to Weed in waterways: has the potential to escape
    D- Declared: a declared weed, must be reported & removed. May only be declared in one state, or part of one State or Territory, check with your local authorities.
    P- Protected

    L – known legal to import (this is on the approved import list)
    I – known illegal import (had not been approved by DAFF at this time to import, trade at your own risk, knowing it is not legal to do so and you are risking removal, potential prosecution &/or fine depending on circumstances)
    H – grows in higher temperatures, such as discus tanks, 28c

    Collated by:
    Carolyn, AKA DiscusEden

    References:
    http://www.aquagreen.com.au/catalog.html
    http://www.aquariumonlinestore.com.a...e/rare-plants/
    http://aquaticlife.angfaqld.org.au
    http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com
    http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf...KA-73U3QA?open
    http://www.hypervision.com.au/aquari...prohibited.htm
    http://www.liverpoolcreekaquariums.com - done
    http://www.plantgeek.net
    http://www.rainbowfish.info/forum/vi...hp?f=12&t=1106
    http://www.weeds.org.au
    http://www.weeds.gov.au

    Allowable plant search through AQIS ICON Database:
    http://www.aqis.gov.au/icon32/asp/ex_querycontent.asp


    AL Contributors from old threads:
    aquariumtherapy
    atwistedlife
    Bettabetta
    Corlis
    DiscusEden
    Discus noob
    escapegdc
    Estimative Index
    foxpuppet
    greenfinger
    gtroogtroo
    JAL
    Kara
    kev
    Malcom501
    Maazo A
    mienhxiec
    MJay
    Oceanblue
    paulus79
    Plantnut
    thewiz
    Tom Barr
    samh
    surfydave
    Xylomelum
    "Weeds are just plants growing in the wrong place" - Jackie French
    Gardening is just racism for plants - Amber, The Old Guys

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    7.
    MOSSES


    NO ARTIFICIAL/LOW LIGHT

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Vesicularia dubyana Java Moss E


    LOW/ MED/ HIGH LIGHT

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Aegagropila linnaei Marimo ball E I
    Amblystegium serpens Nano moss E
    Fissidens berteroi Native Fissidens A
    Fissidens Mt Glorious Fissidens A
    Fissidens Native Sydney fissidens A
    Fissidens fonatus Phoenix moss E
    Fissidens fonatus Article US fissidens E
    Fontinalis antipyretica Willow moss E
    Leptodictyum riparium Stringy moss E
    Lomariopsis sp Article Round Pelia/ Subwassertang/ Freshwater seaweed E
    Monosolenium tenerum Pelia E
    Plagionium affine Rose moss A
    Riccardia sp Mini pellia/ Coral moss E
    Rose Moss E
    Taxiphyllum alternans Taiwan moss E
    Taxiphyllum barbieri Java moss/ Vesicularia dubyana E
    Taxiphyllum sp Peacock moss E
    Taxiphyllum sp Flame moss E
    Vesicularia ferriei Weeping moss E
    Vesicularia reticulata Erect moss E
    Vesicularia sp Creeping moss E


    HIGH LIGHT ONLY (or very top of tank)

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Vesicularia montagnei Xmas Moss/Christmas Moss E


    The above list is not prescriptive in terms of growth. It is the description of the conditions most commonly described on the forum for growth. You may get away with other conditions for growth, but these are the best conditions found by other members to date.

    Collated by:
    Carolyn, AKA DiscusEden

    Past threads by:
    JAL
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...ss-suggestions

    Excellent thread for methods for use of moss:
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...h-as-Ficia-etc
    "Weeds are just plants growing in the wrong place" - Jackie French
    Gardening is just racism for plants - Amber, The Old Guys

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    8.
    NOT TRUE AQUATIC PLANTS

    These are plants frequently sold in aquarium stores, but they will rot if kept fully submersed in aquariums. Before coming to your local fish store, they were probably grown either with only their roots in water, or only partially underwater. If grown partly out of the water, they may survive, but if looking for plants for your tank, you are better off looking for other alternatives than these:

    Scientific name Article link Common Name
    Acorus calamus Article Sweetflag/ sweetflag variegated/ variegated sweetflag
    Acorus gramineus Article Dwarf sedge, Japanese rush/ Dwarf variegated sweetflag/ dwarf sweetflag variegated/ dwarf Japanese rush
    Alternanthera ficoidea Article Hedge/ Green hedge/ Red hedge/ Purple hedge/ Bronze hedge/ Cherry hedge
    Alternanthera sessilis Article Scarlet hygro
    Chamaedorea elegan Article Neanthebella palm/ Bella palm
    Dracena braunii Article Lucky bamboo
    Dracena compacta Article Pineapple plant
    Dracena sanderiana Dracaena sanderiana
    Hemigraphis exotica Article Purple waffle
    Hemigraphis repanda Article Dragon flame
    Ophiopogon japonica Article Mondo grass/ fountain plant
    Pilea cadierel Article Aluminium plant
    Spathiphyllum tasson Article Brazilian sword
    Syngonium podophyllum v. “White Butterfly” Article Arrowhead/ White Arrowhead
    Trichomanes javanicum Article Aqua fern/ Boreno fern


    Collated by:
    Carolyn, AKA DiscusEden

    References:
    http://theaquariumwiki.com
    http://www.plantgeek.net/plantguide_...hp?category=11

    AL Contributors from old threads:
    MJ


    Codes:
    A - Australian native: originated in Australia, not necessarily in the local area, check if it is indigenous & belongs in your area or could escape & become a problem weed or cross-pollinate with local species
    E – Exotic: originated from overseas

    N – Noxious: declared noxious weeds by authorities. It is an offence to propagate, distribute or sell. Should be destroyed.
    W – Potential to Weed in waterways: has the potential to escape
    D- Declared: a declared weed, must be reported & removed. May only be declared in one state, or part of one State or Territory, check with your local authorities.
    "Weeds are just plants growing in the wrong place" - Jackie French
    Gardening is just racism for plants - Amber, The Old Guys

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    These lists are obviously not designed to be complete or extensive, but the hope is that they will give some ideas to start your research. They are not a guarantee that they will work in your tanks, so please do your research. I hope they are of some help to you.
    DE

    9.
    AQUAPONIC PLANTS


    EDIBLE

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Basil – Sweet green/ Purple/ Curly leaf/ Thai
    Beans E H C
    Beetroot E H C
    Bok choy E H C
    Broccoli E H C
    Cabbage E H C
    Capsicum/ Bell pepper – Californian wonder/ Yolo wonder/ Long sweet yellow E H C
    Carrots E H C
    Celery E H C
    Ceratopteris thalictroides Water sprite A E
    Chillies E H C
    Chives – Normal/ garlic E H C
    Cicoria variegata Comfrey E H C
    Coriander E H C
    Cucumber – Lebanese/ burpless/ armenian E H C
    Dwarf beans – butter beans E H C
    Eggplant/ Aubergine – Black beauty E H C
    Garlic E H C
    Gymnocoronis spilanthoides Sengal tea E W C
    Kohl Rabi/ Purple Vienna E H C
    Lettuce – Simpson’s curled/ cos/ all seasons/ rocket E H C
    Lemongrass E H C
    Mizuna
    Onion – White bunching E H C
    Parsley – Flat leaf/ curly leaf E H C
    Peas – Oregon sugar pod E H C
    Rainbow Chard E H C
    Rocket E H C
    Rockmelon E H C
    Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum Watercress E H C
    Sage E H C
    Silver Beet – Giant fordhook E H C
    Snow peas E H C
    Spinach – Bloomsdale savoy E H C
    Tomato – Grosse lisse/ beefsteak (everything except pineapple) E H C
    Vietnamese mint E H C
    Yugoslavian watercress/ Lebanese watercress/ Bulgarian watercress E H C


    AESTHETIC VALUE (LOOKS)

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Peace lilies E



    AQUAPONIC FISH & CRITTERS


    EDIBLE

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Lates calcarifer Article Barramundi A H
    Carp E N H C
    Catfish E
    Crayfish A C
    Fresh Water Mussles A C
    Fresh Water Prawns A H C
    Fresh Water Crayfish A H C
    Scortum barcoo Article Jade Perch (Barcoo Grunter) A H
    Marron A C
    Maccullochella peelii Article Murray Cod A C
    Cherax quadricarinatus Article Redclaw/ Red claw yabby A H
    Bidyanus bidyanus Article Silver Perch A H C
    Southern pygmy perch A
    Oreochromis mossambicus Article Tilapia E H D (All states)
    Trout E C
    Cherax bicarinatus Article White claw yabby A H
    Yabbies A C
    Yellowbelly C


    AESTHETIC VALUE (LOOKS)

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Ambystoma mexicanum Article Axolotl/ Mexican walking fish E
    Carassius auratus auratus Article Goldfish E H C
    Koi E D H C
    Melanotaenia sp. Article links Rainbows H C

    Collated by:
    Carolyn, AKA DiscusEden

    References:
    http://www.aquagreen.com.au
    http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/
    http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/__data/asse...1/recircfp.pdf

    Further reading:
    http://www.aquaponics.net.au/
    http://www.aquaponicshq.com

    AL Contributors from old threads:
    iChris
    Jake
    morrie
    Mrs Dragon
    Utricky-b

    Codes:
    A - Australian native: originated in Australia, not necessarily in the local area, check if it is indigenous & belongs in your area or could escape & become a problem weed or cross-pollinate with local species
    E – Exotic: originated from overseas

    N – Noxious: declared noxious weeds by authorities. It is an offence to propagate, distribute or sell. Should be destroyed.
    W – Potential to Weed in waterways: has the potential to escape
    D- Declared: a declared weed, must be reported & removed. May only be declared in one state, or part of one State or Territory, check with your local authorities.

    H – Hotter states = Sydney and North
    C – Will tolerate colder states = Perth, SA, VIC, Tasmania
    Last edited by DiscusEden; 22-07-13 at 06:38 PM. Reason: added additional links
    "Weeds are just plants growing in the wrong place" - Jackie French
    Gardening is just racism for plants - Amber, The Old Guys

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    POND PLANTS

    This is not a complete comprehensive list of all pond plants available in Australia, but should serve as a reasonable guide to what is out there.

    If your pond or outdoor tub has any outflow at any time, or the potential to outflow under flood conditions, into native waterways, and you are unable to prevent this, please only use plants and livestock that are indigenous (local) to your area, as otherwise they will potentially be infested by these plants, or alternately do your research extremely well, and use plants that cannot invade.

    We do not support the wholesale collection of plants from the wild – check your local regulations for rules on this, and also the Code of Conduct (second link from top):
    http://www.aquagreen.com.au/guides.html

    Some plants in this list are potential weeds in Australia, not currently known to be here, and have been included to alert you to their potential weed & declared status. Others are more suitable for dams than small ponds. Please use this as a list to begin your further research. Although a plant may be listed as native to your state, it may only be native to a limited area of the state, and if introduced to another area of the state, would interbreed with the native plants there or outcompete them, effectively becoming a weed in that area. Again, please research before purchasing. This information is a base guide for beginning your research.

    BOG (Damp to Waterlogged ground)

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Acorus gramineus Article Japanese Sweet Flag F E H C
    Alisma berteroanum Echinodorus berteroi/ Alisma berteroi/ A. rostratum/ E. rostratus/ E. patagonicus E L H
    Alisma berteroi Echinodorus berteroi E L H
    Alisma cordifolium Echinodorus cordifolius/ Creeping burrhead/ Radicans sword/ Marble queen E L H
    Alisma floribundum Echinodorus floribundus E L
    Alisma lanceolatum Narrow leaved water plantain E L H
    Alisma macrophyllum Echinodorus macrophyllus/ Echinodorus berteroi E L H
    Alisma rostratum Echinodorus berteroi E L H
    Alopecurus pratensis L E H C W
    Alternanthera Philoxeroides Alligator weed P W D (Tas)
    Annona glabra Pond Apple E N D
    Cabomba carolina Cabomba E W N D
    Canna X generalis, Yellow Canna Lily Yellow E H C
    Canna Tropicanna Canna Tropicanna E H
    Canna Tropicanna Gold Canna Tropicanna Gold E H
    Canna X generalis 'Americana' Canna X generalis 'Americana' E H C
    Canna X generalis 'Dr Eisler' Canna X generalis 'Dr Eisler' E H C
    Canna X generalis 'Nattie Cole' Canna X generalis 'Nattie Cole' E H C
    Canna X generalis 'S. Lochner' Canna X generalis 'S. Lochner' E H C
    Canna X generalis 'Tropical Rose' Canna X generalis 'Tropical Rose' E H C
    Canna X generalis 'Tropical Salmon' Canna X generalis 'Tropical Salmon' E H C
    Carex appressa Tussock sedge A H C
    Carex riparia Blue sedge C
    Centella cordifolia Swamp pennywort/ Arthritis herb A H
    Cotula coronopifolia Water buttons/ Golden buttons/ Buttonweed E H C
    Crassula helmsii Article Crassula/ Swamp Stonecrop A E H C
    Diplachne fusca Brown Beetle Grass A H C W
    Echinochloa colona Awnless Barnyard Grass A H C W
    Echinochola crus-galli Barnyard Grass E H C
    Eleocharis acuta Common Spikerush/ Southern cane grass A C
    Eleocharis sphacelata Tall Spikerush A H C
    Eriocaulon carsonii Eriocaulon A H
    Ficinea nodosa Isolepsis nodosa / Club rush A H C
    Glyceria maxima Reed Sweetgrass E H W
    Goodenia humilis (Native to Vic, NSW) Swamp Goodenia/ Goodenia nana/ Trailing goodenia A C
    Goodenia lanata (Native to Tas/ Vic, NSW) Trailing goodenia/ Native primrose A C
    Goodenia ovata (Native to all states except WA & NT) Hop goodenia A H C
    Gratiola peruviana Austral Brooklime A E H C
    Gratiola pubescens (Native to WA, SA, VIC, NSW, TAS – vulnerable) Hairy brooklime A C
    Houttuynia cordata variegated Chameleon plant/ Chinese Lizard Tail/ Fish Mint F E H C W
    Hydrocotyle tripartita Article Pennywort A H
    Hydrocotyle verticillata Shield pennywort A H
    Hymenachne amplexicaulis Olive Hymenachne E H C W N D (All States)
    Iris ensata Japanese iris E H C
    Iris pseudacorus Yellow Flag Iris E H C
    Iris pseudacorus Flora Plene Double Yellow Flag Iris E H C
    Iris X vinicolor Louisiana Iris E H C
    Iris versicolor Gerald Darby Iris versicolor 'Gerald Darby'/ Blue Flag Iris E H C
    Isolepsis nodosa Ficinea nodosa/ Club rush A H C
    Isotoma fluviatalis Swamp isotome/ Blue star creeper A C
    Juncus amabilis (Native to Vic, NSW, SA, WA, Tas) Hollow rush/ Gentle rush A C
    Juncus decipiens “Curly Wurly” Curly Wurly/ Curly Juncus/ Miniature corkscrew rush A H C
    Juncus effusus Spiralis Corkscrew rush/ Juncus spiralis E H C
    Juncus gregiflorus (Native to Vic, NSW, WA) Green rush A E C
    Juncus krausii Sea rush A H C
    Juncus pallidus Pale rush A C
    Juncus pauciflorus Loose flower rush A C
    Juncus sp Juncus species H C
    Juncus usitatus Juncus Rush/ Native Rush/ Common rush A C
    Leperonia articulata Leperonia A H
    Leperonia articulata “Twizzler” Twizzler A H
    Louisiana iris E H C
    Ludwigia pallustris Article Ludwigia/ Swamp ludwegia E H C
    Ludwigia peploides ssp.montevidensis Water primrose A H C
    Ludwigia peruviana Ludwigia, Peruvian primrose E H C W D
    Lythrum salicaria Purple loosestrife M A E C
    Lythrum salicaria “Atropurpureum” Purple loosestrife “Atropurpureum” A E C
    Lythrum salicaria “Brightness” Purple loosestrife “Brightness” A E C
    Lythrum salicaria “Feuerkerze” Purple loosestrife “Feuerkerze” A E C
    Lythrum salicaria “Happy” Purple loosestrife “Happy” A E C
    Lythrum salicaria “Purple spires” Purple loosestrife “Purple spires” A E C
    Lythrum salicaria “Roseum superbum” Purple loosestrife “Roseum superbum” A E C
    Marsilea costulifera Thin Leaf Nardoo A
    Marsilea drummondii (Native to all states) Marsilea drummondii/ Common nardoo/ Clover fern/ Southern cross clover fern A H C
    Marsilea hirsuta (Native to all states) Article Hansen's Nardoo A H C
    Marsilea mutica Rainbow Nardoo A H C
    Mazus pumilio (Native to QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS) Swamp mazus – blue or white A H C
    Mentha Aquatica Water Mint F E H C
    Mimulus prostratus Small monkey flower A C
    Mimulus repens (toxic) Creeping monkey flower A E H C
    Myriophyllum crispatum Upright Water Milfoil A H C
    Myriophyllum spicatum Eurasian water milfoil E D (SA)
    Neopaxia australasica (Native to VIC, WA, SA, NSW, TAS) White Purslane A E C
    Oenanthe javanica “pink flamingo” Water parsley/ Chinese celery F E H C
    Parrot’s feather
    Paspalum distichum P. paspalodes/ Water couch A H C
    Persicaria decipiens Polygonum decipiens/ Slender knotweed A H C
    Phalaris arundinacea picta Dwarf variegated bamboo
    Phragmites Common Reed A C
    Philydrum lanuginosum Frogsmouth/ Woolly water lily A H C
    Pontederia cordata Blue Pickerel Rush/ Pickerel weed E H C
    Ranunculus inundates (Native to VIC, NSW, TAS, SA) Article River buttercup/ Lacy buttercup A C
    Restio tetraphyllus Tassel grass A C
    Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum Watercress E C
    Rotala rotundifolia Pink rotala E H
    Sagittaria graminea ssp. platyphylla Sagittaria E C W
    Sagittaria montevidensis Arrowhead E C W D (SA)
    Schoenoplectus lacustris “Albescens” Candy stripe rush/ Striped rush E H C
    Schoenoplectus lacustris “Zebrinus” Zebra rush E H C
    Schoenoplectus litoralis Article Shore club rush/ Daly River Club Rush A
    Schoenoplectus mucronatus (Native to QLD, WA, NT, NSW, ACT) Scirpus mucronatus/ scirpus club rush/ bog bulrush/ rice bulrush/ ricefield bulrush A E H C
    Schoenoplectus pungens Delta Clubrush/ Spiky clubrush/ American clubrush A E H C
    Selliera radicans Remuremu/ Swampweed/ Shiny swamp-mat A E C
    Triglochin striata Streaked arrow grass A
    Thalia dealbata Water canna (dwarf form)
    Typha species Cumbungi A C
    Villarsia reniformis Running Marsh Flower/ Erect marsh flower A C
    Viola hederacea (Native to VIC, TAS, NSW, SA) Article Viola hederacea/ V. banksii (commercial sub-species of native form)/ Native violet A C
    Zantedeschia aethiopica Arum lily E H C W D (WA)


    WATER TO RIM OF POT (5-15cm)

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Acorus calamus Article Sweet Flag/ Calamus F E H C
    Acorus gramineus variegatus Article Variegated Sweet Flag E H C
    Aethionema coridifolium Lebanese Cress F E
    Alisma plantago-aquatica Water Plantain/ Common Water Plantain/ Mad dog weed A E L H C
    Alternanthera philoxeroides Alligator weed H C W N D (All states)
    Baumea rubiginosa Flat Leaf Twig Rush/ Soft Twig Rush A E H C
    Berula erecta Water celery/ Water parsnip F A E H C
    Bocapa caroliniana Lemon Bacopa /Water Hyssop F H
    Bocapa monnieri Moneywort/ Water Hyssop/ Bacopa monniera blue/ Brahmi F A H
    Cabomba carolina Cabomba/ fanwort E H C W N D
    Canna glauca Dwarf Water Canna E
    Carex riparia Blue sedge
    Centella cordifolia Swamp pennywort/ Arthritis herb A H
    Colocasia esculenta Black Taro E H
    Colocasia esculenta Green Taro/ Elephant Ears E H
    Colocasia esculenta “Amazon Queen” Amazon Queen Taro E H
    Colocasia esculenta var aquatilis Taro/ Elephant Ears A H
    Crassula helmsii Article Crassula/ Swamp Stonecrop A E H C
    Cyperus aternifolius Umbrella Grass
    Cyperus alternifolius nanus Dwarf Umbrella Grass
    Cyperus difformis Dirty Dora/ Rice Sedge A H C
    Cyperus eragrostis Umbrella Sedge E H
    Cyperus papyrus Egyptian Papyrus F E H
    Cyperus papyrus “Little pharaoh” Little pharaoh F E H
    Cyperus prolifer Article Dwarf Papyrus
    Diplachne fusca Brown Beetle Grass A H C W
    Echinochola crus-galli Barnyard Grass E H C
    Edible Taro F
    Eleocharis acuta Common Spikerush/ Southern cane grass A C
    Eleocharis dulcis Chinese Water Chestnut F E
    Eleocharis sphacelata Tall Spikerush A H C
    Glyceria maxima Reed Sweetgrass E H W
    Gymnocoronis spilanthoides Senegal tea plant C W D (SA)
    Hibiscus Coccineus Water Hibiscus/ Scarlet rose mallow E H C
    Hydrocotyle asciatica Gotu Kola F E
    Hydrocotyle tripartita Article Pennywort A
    Hydrocotyle verticillata Shield pennywort A
    Hymenachne amplexicaulis Olive Hymenachne E H C W N D (All states)
    Ipomoea Aquatica Kang Kung/ Asian Water Spinach F E
    Juncus effusus Spiralis Corkscrew rush/ Juncus spiralis E H C
    Juncus sp Juncus species
    Juncus usitatus Juncus Rush/ Native Rush/ Common rush A C
    Iris ensata Japanese iris E H C
    Iris laevigata 'Albopurpurea' Iris laevigata 'Albopurpurea' E H C
    Iris laevigata 'Royal Cartwheel' Iris laevigata 'Royal Cartwheel' E H C
    Iris laevigata 'Snowdrift' Iris laevigata 'Snowdrift' E H C
    Iris louisiana “midnight” Louisiana iris midnight E H C
    Iris louisiana “purple” Louisiana iris purple E H C
    Iris louisiana “yellow” Louisiana iris yellow E H C
    Iris louisiana “white” Louisiana iris white E H C
    Iris pseudacorus Yellow Flag Iris E H C
    Iris pseudacorus Flora Plene Double Yellow Flag Iris E H C
    Iris X vinicolor Louisiana Iris E H C
    Leperonia articulata Leperonia A H
    Ludwigia pallustris Article Ludwigia/ Swamp ludwegia E H C
    Ludwigia peruviana Ludwigia, Peruvian primrose E H C W D
    Lythrum salicaria Purple loosestrife A C
    Meeboldina Scariosa Velvet Blue Rush A
    Mentha Aquatica Water Mint F E H C
    Myriophyllum crispatum Upright Water Milfoil A H C
    Myriophyllum spicatum Eurasian water milfoil E N D (SA)
    Nasturtium Officinale Watercress F E
    Oenanthe javanica Water Parsley F E H C
    Oenanthe javanica “pink flamingo” Water parsley/ Chinese celery F E H C
    Parrot’s feather
    Paspalum distichum P. paspalodes/ Water couch A H C
    Phalaris arundinacea picta Dwarf variegated bamboo
    Philydrum lanuginosum Frogsmouth, Woolly water lily A H C
    Pontederia cordata Blue Pickerel Rush/ Pickerel weed E H C
    Pontederia cordata “Alba” Pickerel Rush “Alba”/ Pickerel weed “Alba” E H C
    Ranunculus inundatus Article River buttercup
    Ranunculus sceleratus Poison buttercup W
    Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum Watercress E C
    Rotala rotundifolia Pink rotala E H
    Sagittaria graminea ssp. platyphylla Sagittaria E C W
    Sagittaria montevidensis Arrowhead E C W D (SA)
    Thalia geniculata Alligator Flag, Arrowroot, Fire flag E H C W
    Triglochin procerum Water ribbon A C
    Triglochin striata Streaked arrow grass A H C
    Tassel rush
    Triangular sedge
    Tulbaghia violacea Society Garlic F
    Villarsia exaltata Yellow Marsh Flower A
    Villarsia reniformis Running Marsh Flower/ Erect marsh flower A C
    Water hibiscus E
    Zebra rush


    SHALLOW WATER – 1ft

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Alternanthera philoxeroides Alligator weed E H C W N D (SA, Tas)
    Baumea preissii Broad twig rush A
    Bocapa monnieri Moneywort/ Water Hyssop/ Bacopa monniera blue/ Brahmi F A H
    Brachiaria mutica Para grass E H W
    Brasenia schreberi Water shield/ Junsai/ B. nymphoides/ B. pelteta F E H
    Butomopsis latifolia Article Butomopsis A E
    Cabomba carolina Cabomba E W N D
    Cabomba caroliniana Cabomba/ fanwort E H C N D (SA)
    Caldesia oligococca Caldesia A H
    Canna Glauca Dwarf Water Canna E
    Carex riperia Blue rush E
    Ceratophylum demersum Article Hornwort (harder)/ Common hornwort/ Rigid hornwort/ Foxtail E A H C D (Tas)
    Ceratophyllum submersum Hornwort/ Foxtail E
    Chara spp Muskgrass/ Stonewort A H C
    Crassula Helmsii Article Crassula/ Swamp Stonecrop A C
    Damasonium minus Starfruit A H W
    Diplachne fusca Brown Beetle Grass A H C W
    Eleocharis acuta Common Spikerush/ Southern cane grass A C
    Eleocharis sphacelata Tall Spikerush A H C
    Elodea canadensis Anachris/ Elodea/ American Waterweed/ Canadian waterweed/ Canadian pondweed/ American pondweed E W N D (SA)
    Equisetum spp Horsetail D W D (SA)
    Eriocaulon setaceum Article Eriocaulon A H
    Fringe lily
    Glyceria maxima Reed Sweetgrass E H W
    Gymnocoronis spilanthoides Sengal tea E C W
    Hydrocleys nymphoides Water poppy E C W
    Hydrocotyle ranunculoides Hydrocotyle C W D (SA)
    Hydrocotyle tripartita Article Pennywort A
    Hymenachne amplexicaulis Olive Hymenachne E H C W N D (All states)
    Ipomoea Aquatica Kang Kung/ Asian Water Spinach F E
    Ludwigia peruviana Ludwigia, Peruvian primrose E H C W D
    Lythrum salicaria Purple loosestrife A C
    Mayaca fluviatilis Bog moss/ Stream bog moss E W
    Marsilea Drummondii Nardoo A
    Marsilea mutica Nardoo A
    Monochoria australasica (27c +) Article Monochoria australasica A H (27C +)
    Monochoria cyanea Monochoria A H
    Monochoria hastata Monochoria hastata A H
    Monochoria vaginalis Article Monochoria vaginalis/ Oval leaf pondweed/ heartshape false pickerelweed E A
    Myriophyllum aquaticum Parrots feather/ Thread of life E H C W
    Myriophyllum crispatum Upright Water Milfoil A H C
    Myriophyllum papillosum Common water milfoil/ Milfoil Red Stemmed A C
    Myriophyllum papillosum “Dragonfly Red” “Dragonfly Red” milfoil A C
    Myriophyllum spicatum Eurasian water milfoil E C N D (SA)
    Myriophyllum varifolium Common watermilfoil/ M. propinquum A H C
    Najas tenuifolia Article Waternymph A H C
    Nasturtium Officinale Watercress F E
    Nelumbo nucifera Sacred Lotus Pink/ Lotus M F A E H C
    Nelumbo nucifera Sacred Lotus White/ Lotus M F A E H C
    Nelumbo nucifera “Cochranes Baby Pink” Sacred Lotus “Cochranes Baby Pink” A E H C
    Nelumbo nucifera “Cochranes Pink Prolificer” Sacred Lotus “Cochranes Pink Prolificer” A E H C
    Nelumbo nucifera “Momo Botan” Sacred Lotus “Momo Botan” A E H C
    Nitella spp Stonewort A H C
    Nymphaea nouchali (27-30c) Article Nymphaea nouchali E A H (27 - 30c)
    Nymphoides Geminata Yellow Water Fringe A
    Nymphoides Indica Snowflake/ White Water Fringe A
    Oenanthe javanica Water Parsley F
    Orontium aquaticum Golden club F E H C
    Parrot’s feather
    Philydrum lanuginosum Frogsmouth A H C
    Pontederia cordata Blue Pickerel Rush/ Pickerel weed E H C
    Potamogeton trinatus Floating pondweed A H C
    Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum Watercress E C
    Rotala rotundifolia Pink rotala E H
    Sagittaria graminea ssp. platyphylla Sagittaria E C W
    Sagittaria montevidensis Arrowhead E C W D (SA)
    Sagittaria subulata Dwarf Arrowhead
    Stratiotes aloides Water soldier E C N
    Trapa natans Water chestnut/ Water caltrop E N D (SA)
    Triglochin procerum Water ribbon A C
    Triglochin striata Streaked arrow grass A
    Triangular sedge
    Utricularia gibba ssp. exoleta Yellow bladderwort A H C
    Villarsia reniformis Running Marsh Flower/ Erect marsh flower A C
    Vallisneria Ribbon weed (vallis) H


    DEEPER WATER – 2ft

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Alternanthera philoxeroides Alligator weed E H C W N D (SA, Tas)
    Alisma lanceolatum Alisma lanceolatum E H W
    Aponogeton distachyos Water hawthorn; Cape pond lily E C W
    Baumea articulata Jointed Twig Rush A H C
    Cabomba carolina Cabomba E W N D
    Cabomba caroliniana Cabomba/ fanwort E H C N D (SA)
    Ceratophylum demersum Article Hornwort (harder)/ Common hornwort/ Rigid hornwort/ Foxtail E A H C D (Tas)
    Chara spp Muskgrass/ Stonewort A H C
    Diplachne fusca Brown Beetle Grass A H C W
    Egeria densa Elodea/ Leafy elodea/ Anacharis/ Waterweed/ Brazilian elodea E W N D (Tas, NSW, SA)
    Elodea canadensis Anachris/ Elodea/ American Waterweed/ Canadian waterweed/ Canadian pondweed/ American pondweed E W N D (SA)
    Eleocharis sphacelata Tall Spikerush A H C
    Fringe lily
    Glyceria maxima Reed Sweetgrass E H W
    Gratiola peruviana C
    Hydrilla verticillata Hydrilla A H C
    Hydrocleys nymphoides Water Poppy E C W
    Hymenachne amplexicaulis Olive Hymenachne E H C W N D (All states)
    Lagarosiphon major Lagarosiphon/ Oxygen weed E H C W N D (SA)
    Ludwigia peploides ssp.montevidensis Water primrose A H C
    Myriophyllum aquaticum Parrots feather/ Thread of life E H C W
    Myriophyllum spicatum Eurasian water milfoil E N D (SA)
    Myriophyllum variifolium Common watermilfoil/ M. propinquum A H C
    Najas tenuifolia Article Waternymph A H C
    Nelumbo nucifera Sacred Lotus Pink/ Lotus M F A E H C
    Nelumbo nucifera Sacred Lotus White/ Lotus M F A E H C
    Nelumbo nucifera “Cochranes Baby Pink” Sacred Lotus “Cochranes Baby Pink” E H C
    Nelumbo nucifera “Cochranes Pink Prolificer” Sacred Lotus “Cochranes Pink Prolificer” A E H C
    Nelumbo nucifera “Momo Botan” Sacred Lotus “Momo Botan” A E H C
    Nitella spp Stonewort A H C
    Nuphar Lotus/ water lily/ spatterdock E C
    Nymphaea Water lilies - hardy C
    Nymphaea Water lilies - tropical H
    Nymphaea Afterglow Afterglow/ Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea Anne Emmet Anne Emmet/ Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea Arc-en-Ciel Arc-en-Ciel/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Black Princess Black Princess/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Blue Beauty Blue Beauty/ Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea Blue Beauty Blue Beauty Pennsylvania/ Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea Blue Triumph Blue Triumph/ Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea capensis Cape water lily E H C
    Nymphaea Charles de Meurville Charles de Meurville/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Colorado Colorado/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Colorata Colorata/ Miniature tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea Comanche Comanche/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Conqueror Conqueror/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Daubeniana Dauben E H C
    Nymphaea Director George T Moore Director George T Moore/ Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea elleniae (27-30c) Article Jardine Lily (tropical) A H (27 - 30c)
    Nymphaea Ellisiana Ellisiana/ Pygmy Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Escarboucle Escarboucle/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Evelyn Randig Evelyn Randig/ Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea Fabiola Fabiola/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea General Pershing General Pershing/ Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea gigantea Nymphaea gigantea/ Native blue-flowered water lily A
    Nymphaea Gladstoniana Gladstoniana "Gladstone"/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Gloire du Temple-sur-Lot Gloire du Temple-sur-Lot/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Gloriosa Gloriosa/ Pygmy Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Golden West Golden West/ Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea Gonnere Gonnere "Snowball"/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea H C HaarsticK H C Haarstick/ Nightflower tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea Helvola Helvola/ Miniature Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Hollandia Hollandia "Darwin" C
    Nymphaea Indiana Indiana/ Pygmy Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Jack Wood Jack Wood/ Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea Karleen Harder Karleen Harder/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Laydekeri lilacea Laydekeri Lilacea "Pink Laydeker"/ Miniature Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Lemon Chiffon Lemon Chiffon/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Marliacea Carnea Marliacea Carnea "Morning Glory"/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Marliacea Rosea Marliacea Rosea "Marliac Rose"/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Mary Patricia Mary Patricia/ Miniature Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Mayla Mayla/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea mexicana Yellow waterlily E W C
    Nymphaea Mrs George C Hitchcock Mrs George C Hitchcock/ Nightflower Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea Mrs George H Pring Mrs George H Pring/ Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea Mrs Martin E Randig Mrs Martin E Randig/ Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea Noelene Noelene/ Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea nouchali - cyanea Article Waterlily 'Blue Lily of India' E H C
    Nymphaea nouchali - versicolor Article Waterlily 'Pink Lily of India' E H C
    Nymphaea Paul Hariot Paul Hariot/ Pygmy Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Paula Louise Paula Louise/ Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea Pink Pearl Pink Pearl/ Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea Red Spider Red Spider/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Rembrandt Rembrandt/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Rose Arey Rose Arey/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Sirius Sirius/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea Sp Water lily F A E H C
    Nymphaea St Louis Gold St Louis Gold/ Miniature tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea Stellata Stellata/ Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea Sunrise Sunrise/ Hardy water lily C
    Nymphaea tuberosa Water lily tuberosa F E H C
    Nymphaea violacea Article Nymphaea violacea (tropical) A H
    Nymphaea Wood's White Knight Wood's White Knight/ Nightflower tropical water lily H C
    Nymphaea Yellow Dazzler Yellow Dazzler/ Tropical water lily H C
    Nymphoides crenata Crenated Water Fringe/ Wavy Marshwort/ Yellow Water Snowflake A H C
    Nymphoides geminata Water Fringe A H C
    Nymphoides indica Water Snowflake/ Snowflake Lily/ White Water Fringe A H C
    Nymphoides minima Article Nymphoides minima A
    Nymphoides spinulosperma Marbled Water Fringe A C
    Odorata Sulphurea Odorata Sulphurea C
    Orontium aquaticum Golden club F E H C
    Ottelia ovalifolia Swamp lily A H C
    Phragmites australis Common reed A H C
    Potamogeton crispus Curly pondweed A H C
    Potamogeton javanicus Java pondweed E A
    Potamogeton ochreatus Blunt pondweed A C
    Potamogeton pectinatus Sago pondweed A H C
    Potamogeton perfoliatus Clasped pondweed A C
    Potamogeton tricarinatus Article Potamogeton tricarinatus A
    Pontederia cordata Blue Pickerel Rush/ Pickerel weed E H C
    Pontederia cordata “Alba” Pickerel Rush “Alba”/ Pickerel weed “Alba” E H C
    Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum Watercress E C
    Rotala rotundifolia Pink rotala E H
    Ruppia megacarpa Sea tassel A C
    Sagittaria montevidensis Arrowhead E C W D (SA)
    Triglochin procera Water ribbons A H C
    Typha domingensis Typha domingensis/ Cumbungi A W H C
    Typha latifolia Bulrush/ Common cattail E H C W D (WA)
    Typha orientalis Typha orientalis A W H C
    Utricularia gibba ssp. exoleta Yellow bladderwort A H C
    Villarsia reniformis Running Marsh Flower/ Erect marsh flower A C
    Vallisneria Ribbon weed/ vallis H
    Vallisneria americana Ribbon Grass/Eel Grass A E H C
    Vallisneria Spiralis Vallis
    Vallisneria gigantiea Ribbonweed A H C


    FLOATING PLANTS

    Scientific name Common Name Codes
    Alternanthera Philoxeroides Alligator weed W D (SA, Tas)
    Azolla filiculoides Pacific azolla A
    Azolla pinnata Article Ferny azolla/ Red azolla/ Feathered mosquitofern/ Azolla pinnata A E H C
    Azolla sp Mosquito fern, duckweed fern, fairy moss, water fern A C W
    Cabomba carolina Cabomba E W N D
    Ceratophylum demersum Article Hornwort (harder)/ Common hornwort/ Rigid hornwort/ Foxtail E D (Tas)
    Ceratophyllum submersum Hornwort/ Foxtail E
    Egeria densa Elodea/ Leafy elodea/ Anacharis/ Waterweed/ Brazilian elodea E H W N D (Tas. NSW)
    Eichhornia Crassipes Water hyacinth E C W N D (SA)
    Elodea canadensis Anachris/ Elodea/ American Waterweed/ Canadian waterweed/ Canadian pondweed/ American pondweed E C W N D (SA)
    Hydrocotyle ranunculoides Water Pennywort E W D
    Lemna aequinoctialis Article Duckweed A E
    Lemna minor Common or Lesser Duckweed E F C
    Lemna spp Duckweed A E
    Lemnaceae sp Article Duckweed A E
    Limnobium laevigatum Article Amazon Frogbit E H
    Ludwigia Peruviana Ludwigia, Peruvian primrose E W D
    Pistia stratiotes Water lettuce F E C N D (Declared all states but VIC & SA)
    Salvinia molesta Salvinia E H C N D(SA)
    Spirodela polyrhiza Article Giant Duckweed E A
    Spirodela spp Duckweed A
    Stratiotes aloides Water soldier E C N D (SA)
    Wolffia arrhiza Duckweed A E F
    Wolffia spp Duckweed A


    Collated by:
    DiscusEden

    Codes:
    A - Australian native: originated in Australia, not necessarily in the local area, check if it is indigenous & belongs in your area or could escape & become a problem weed or cross-pollinate with local species
    E – Exotic: originated from overseas

    N – Noxious: declared noxious weeds by authorities. It is an offence to propagate, distribute or sell. Should be destroyed.
    W – Potential to Weed in waterways: has the potential to escape
    D- Declared: a declared weed, must be reported & removed. May only be declared in one state, or part of one State or Territory, check with your local authorities.

    F – Edible – do your own research as to how to prepare and what part of the plant is edible. This is not advice to try it or eat it, just an indication that someone has listed it as edible on the internet. Some plants may be harmful if not prepared properly.
    M – Medicinal – do your own research as to how to prepare and what part of the plant has been used medicinally, and the wisdom of using this. It is not an alternative to medical advice.

    H – Hotter states = Sydney and North
    C – Will tolerate colder states = Perth, SA, VIC, Tasmania

    L – Legal import on AQIS ICON database as of January/2013. Please check for your own updates and sub-species specific information. This is a guide only, and is not guaranteed.
    P – prohibited import on AQIS ICON database as of January/2013. Please check for your own updates and sub-species specific information. This is a guide only, and is not guaranteed.



    References:
    http://www.bmrg.org.au/downloads/Aqu...ts20100728.pdf
    http://diversityplantpropagation.com...me.php?cat=264
    http://www.dpiw.tas.gov.au/inter.nsf...KA-73U3QA?open
    http://www.environment.gov.au/land/p...-article-6.pdf
    http://www.fishandlily.com.au/
    http://www.hypervision.com.au/aquari...prohibited.htm
    http://www.ozwatergardens.com.au
    http://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/...nd_42_75pg.pdf
    http://www.watergardenparadise.com.au
    http://www.weeds.org.au/WoNS/pondapp...d_apple_MM.pdf
    http://www.yarrabee.net/Water%20Plan...ng%20Guide.htm
    http://www.weeds.gov.au
    http://www.weeds.org.au/noxious.htm
    Sainty, G.R. & Jacobs, S. W. L. Waterplants in Australia. Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. 1988.
    Wikipidia

    Allowable plant search through AQIS ICON Database:
    http://www.aqis.gov.au/icon32/asp/ex_querycontent.asp


    AL Contributors from previous threads:
    Grubs
    MJay
    "Weeds are just plants growing in the wrong place" - Jackie French
    Gardening is just racism for plants - Amber, The Old Guys

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    11.
    OUTDOOR FISH/ PONDS/ OUTDOOR TANKS

    These fish are suitable for either ponds or outdoor unheated tanks. As temperatures can vary dramatically within cities, let alone states, please keep this in mind Temperatures can even vary within areas in a house block, depending on the microclimate which includes shade or sun, wind, humidity, etc. Please choose your fish accordingly.

    Please be aware that any runoff from your pond or tank can and probably will feed into our waterways, and create an opportunity for your fish to escape. Even if this is a once in a 100 year event, this will cause an escape problem. Although this may initially seem to only be a problem in replacing a fish or 2, there is a much larger issue, in potentially contributing to issues of wiping out our native fish populations through competition, eating native fish, interbreeding, spreading disease (even if your fish look healthy, they may be carrying illnesses they are immune to, but the natives are not) and even natives that have come from the same river and are reintroduced can create this issue. If fish are released into our waterways by irresponsible keepers, intentionally or through accident, more species are likely to end up on the prohibited list of fish species to import & own, so it’s something we want to prevent as much as possible.
    Please read the code of conduct:
    http://www.aquagreen.com.au/files/Co...Conduct_V5.pdf

    So – if you know that overflow is not an issue, and you’ve blocked those outlets with wire, etc, where necessary, you may wish to consider other issues before stocking with the usual goldfish, like – do I want frogs in my garden & pond? If the answer is yes, the frogs will act as natural insect catchers in your garden, and between the tadpoles and fish, they’ll keep the mosquitoes down in the pond too.

    There is another article on plants for ponds you’re welcome to look at, which has hints on hot or cold temperature plants.

    If using an outdoor pond, be sure to account for concrete significantly raising pH – to a degree that fish generally can’t live in. If there is no filter in the pond providing aeration & filtration, fish levels need to be kept very low.

    These are some species that some of our members are keeping in various states around the country, to give you some ideas. Many are natives, as they are well acclimatised to the conditions. Particularly if keeping non-natives, be very, very cautious about overflow. In warmer climates (Sydney in particular) I’ve seen them successfully kept in sealed garden pots with plants.:

    NSW


    Outdoor tanks/ Ponds - fish that have worked for others:
    Pacific Blue-eyes
    Honey Blue-eyes
    Tatei
    Melanotaenia fluviatilis - Murray-Darling rainbowfish
    Deepwater Creek Splendidas
    Rhadinocentrus sp. - Rhads

    Native to NSW
    Ambassis agassizii - Olive perchlet
    Anguilla reinhardtii - Long-finned Eel
    Arius graeffei - Blue catfish
    Craterocephalus amniculus - Darling River hardyhead
    Craterocephalus fluviatilis - Murray hardyhead
    Craterocephalus marjoriae - Marjorie’s hardyhead
    Craterocephalus stercusmuscarum fulvus - Fly-specked hardyhead
    Galaxias brevipinnis - Climbing Galaxias
    Galaxias maculatus - Common Jollytail
    Galaxias olidus - Mountain galaxias
    Galaxias rostratus - Murray jollytail
    Gobiomorphus coxii - Cox's Gudgeon
    Hypseleotris compressa - Empire gudgeon
    Hypseleotris galii - Firetail gudgeon
    Hypseleotris sp. - Carp Gudgeon species, including Midgley’s Carp Gudgeon
    Maccullochella peelii - Murray cod
    Macquaria ambigua - Golden Perch
    Macquaria australasica - Macquarie Perch
    Macquaria colonorum - Estuary perch
    Melanotaenia duboulayi - Crimson spotted rainbow
    Melanotaenia fluviatilis - Murray-Darling rainbowfish
    Mogurnda adspersa - Purple-spotted gudgeon
    Myxus petardi - Freshwater mullet
    Nannoperca oxleyana - Oxleyan pygmy perch
    Nematalosa erebi - Bony bream
    Neosilurus hyrtlii - Hyrtl's tandan
    Notesthes robusta - Bullrout (venemous spines)
    Potamalosa richmondia - Freshwater herring
    Rhadinocentrus ornatus - Ornate rainbowfish
    Rhadinocentrus sp. - Rhads
    Macquaria novemaculeata - Australian Bass (large ponds/ tanks only, grows to 60cm)
    Philypnodon grandiceps - Flathead gudgeon
    Philypnodon macrostomus - Dwarf Flathead Gudgeon
    Prototroctes maraena - Australian Grayling
    Pseudaphritis urvilli - Congolli
    Retropinna semoni - Australian smelt
    Blue Mountains - Galaxias

    Introduced/ feral species in NSW water systems:

    References:
    http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/...arming/fw-fish

    NSW Protected species list:
    http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/.../specie...tected-species

    VIC

    Outdoor tanks/ Ponds - fish that have worked for others:
    http://www.dpi.vic.gov.au/fisheries/...e/fish-species
    Murray River Rainbows

    Adelaide
    http://www.sanfa.org.au/fw-fish-poster.htm
    Murray River Rainbows
    Mountain Galaxias
    Common Galaxias

    Canberra
    Murray Rainbows - Melanotaenia fluviatilis

    Perth
    Murray Rainbows - Melanotaenia fluviatilis
    Desert rainbowfish - Meanotaenia splendid tatei

    Thanks from previous threads to:
    Stepthen; theonetruepath; Aubrey; Gumnut
    Dave
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...ecommendations
    Peter Matheson & Bruce Hansen, Rainbowfish Australia FB page

    Collated by:
    Carolyn AKA DiscusEden

    NB: Clearly this article has not been completed - and further suggestions of fish for outdoor ponds are welcome.
    Thanks!
    DE
    "Weeds are just plants growing in the wrong place" - Jackie French
    Gardening is just racism for plants - Amber, The Old Guys

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    12.
    ILLNESSES AFFECTING FISH

    COMMON NAMES SCIENTIFIC NAME SYMPTOMS ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS
    Bloat
    Dropsy
    Abdomen distended by fluid, looks like an air bubble. Multiple causes. Scales push out like a pinecone.
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...le-INSIDE-fish..
    Quarantine.
    A salt water bath can be attempted.
    Often by the time the illness reaches this stage, euthanasia is the best option.
    Ich
    White spot
    Freshwater Ick
    Ichthyophthirius multifilis Small white spots that appear on the fish, often the gills or fins, but anywhere, and re-appear as they are caused by a protozoan. Wardleys Ichaway
    Turn temperature up gradually to 30-32c for 10 days – add air bubbler
    Waterlife Protozin
    Rapid White Spot
    Multi-Cure
    Hole in the Head
    HITH
    Hex
    Hexamitiasis Ulcers that become holes, often starting as pinholes that can go from the scales to the centre of the fish, killing it.
    Can appear in discus as darkening, sulking, anorexia
    Metro/ Metronidazole – an antibiotic available from vets
    Ammonia/pH burn Burning on skin & eyes 25% water change every day for 4 days, 50% changes 2x a week. Add a teaspoon of aquarium salt to tank & proportional amount after each w/c. Ensure ammonia is controlled.
    Tapeworms Diphyllobothrium latum Long white stringy poo hanging from the fish. Often the fish may be eating well, but underweight. Alternate worming with:
    Sykes Big-L Pig & Poultry wormer (from stock feed stores)
    Praziquantril (in meds from LFS)
    Better done as a preventative
    Skin Flukes
    Gill Flukes
    Gyrodactylus
    Dactylogyrus
    Swimming flicking against objects in the tanks. Occasionally visible white worms hanging from gills or mouths in particular Alternate worming with:
    Sykes Big-L Pig & Poultry wormer (from stock feed stores)
    Praziquantril (in meds from LFS)
    Better done as a preventative
    Missing scales/ bacterial infection Often caused by injury through moving tanks/ fighting/ spawning in the tank. A spot flat to the skin, missing scales but otherwise appearing mostly unharmed or red. Keep up water changes – clean water is a must. Treat further only if the illness progresses, in which case, Melafix (from LFS) may be an option
    Tetra disease


    False neon disease
    pleistophora disease/
    Pleistophora hyphessobryconis.
    Tetra disease is sporozoan, False neon disease is bacterial. They both show as discolouration, curving of the spine, swimming oddly, tumours, and other infections appearing. Prevention through quarantine is the best option, as there is no known cure.
    Velvet/
    Gold dust disease
    Oodinium – caused by dinoflagellate parasites of the genus Piscinoodinium Appears as a white velvet covering over the fish Salt, increase heat, copper based medications (but not if there are or will be shrimp in the tank)
    Gourami disease Iridovirus Prevalent in Dwarf & other gouramis. Begins as a small sore, then ulcer which grows Invariably fatal – quarantine & euthenasia is the kindest option.
    Lymphocystis
    - a form of Iridovirus
    Lumps that are white on the fins, red or yellow in the body. Fish can live a normal life if secondary fungal & bacterial infections are controlled. Pics
    Pop eye
    Cotton wool mouth
    Columnaris (bacterial) White frayed fins & gills, stressed breathing, anorexia Clean water, oxytetracycline Pics
    Fish TB
    Piscine Tuberculosis
    mycobacterosis White patches, ulcers, anorexia Invariably fatal. Euthanase. Heat tank to 37c after fish are gone. Wash hands thoroughly - do not put hands in tank if you have open cuts/ sores Pics
    Fin rot (bacterial) Often opportunistic, entering through an injury. More likely in less than perfect water conditions. Fraying fins or tail. Clean water
    Melafix


    There are further articles on most, if not all of these illnesses – please look them up here for more information, or feel free to google. There is another thread here:
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...ead-Use-google
    On how to hunt on Aquariumlife using google, or here:
    http://www.aquariumlife.com.au/showt...Reference-List
    on where information can be found on other sites, that may give you a start

    Prevention is always better than cure. Quarantine your new fish before adding them to the tank – please see the post on quarantine in this thread. Only take fish from tanks with health fish in it, and do not add sick fish to your tanks with healthy fish.

    If you find one or more sick fish, separating them from the others into a hospital tank (AKA quarantine tank) is the best way to protect your healthy fish. You can keep the tank empty until it is needed, and use either a sponge filter that is kept running in the main tank, or media from the filter in the main tank in the hospital tank filter. Use water from the main tank initially to set up the tank, with either the same or preferably no substrate, and of course a heater. The idea of the hospital tank is to be easy to set up, pull down, medicate and keep clean.

    Many medications will kill the bacteria in the filter of the hospital tank, so there is no real point in cycling it. Other illnesses, such as tapeworms, flukes and ich, require treatment in the main tank, as the parasites will be in the substrate, and probably have infected the other tank inhabitants, or could re-infect your fish in the future.

    Prevention:

    ALWAYS wash your hands before and after touching things in your tank, fish food or your nets.

    Do not use your nets in more than one tank, as that could move diseases from one tank to another. If you need to use your nets in more than one tank, dip them in a 5% bleach solution (unscented white king), 95% water and rinse thoroughly between tanks.

    Do not buy a sick fish or badly homed fish from a LFS (local fish store) – no matter how sorry you feel for it, you only encourage the trade in these fish, may not be able to save it and run the risk of infecting your others.

    Depending on the value of your fish (a tank of high grade discus made it worthwhile for me) a UV steriliser can help prevent diseases spreading from one fish to another through the water column.

    Clean water through frequent large water changes is a wonderful preventative. It gives the fish's immune systems the best chance of fighting any illness they may have, and should always be the first action taken when illness is noticed.

    The other method for preventing illnesses appearing in your tank is to keep a stable tank of fish, not adding new inhabitants, who could bring illnesses with them.

    Asking for help

    If you start a thread on your sick becoming ill, there are a few things you'll need to include so that people can help you:

    a photo of the fish: to give/ confirm diagnosis and the state of the fish's health/ how far the illness has progressed
    a full tank shot: this often answers at least half a dozen questions about the tank fittings
    your tank parameters - current readings for: ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, pH, temperature, tank size, a list of tankmates, how long the tank has been cycled for, whether anything has changed recently, any treatments you have tried or have on hand and (if possible) kH & GH.

    This information will allow other people on the forum to give you more accurate and applicable advice quickly.



    Good luck with your fish, and happy fish keeping!
    DE
    2/11/2013
    "Weeds are just plants growing in the wrong place" - Jackie French
    Gardening is just racism for plants - Amber, The Old Guys

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