Category Archives: Plants


Ferns are a very ancient group of plants that have largely preserved the features of their distant ancestors, except that they have become smaller in size. These plants are characterized by increased endurance, they adapt well to various conditions of detention. For its unpretentiousness and beautiful appearance are appreciated by aquarists around the world. Continue reading Ceratopteris


Hornwort (Ceratophyllum) belongs to the family Ceratophyllaceae (hornwort). Many varieties are known to grow in slowly flowing rivers, lakes, and ponds, which differ in appearance, for example, in lakes Tanganyika and Malawi, there are compact forms with very hard leaves. The range of hornwort is extensive; this plant lives in all regions of the temperate climatic zone and is found in water bodies from the Arctic Circle to the tropics. Continue reading Ceratophyllum


Vallisneria takes its rightful place at the top of the ranking of the most unpretentious aquarium plants. Even a novice aquarist can cope with its cultivation, and experienced ones are able to create magnificent compositions with its help. In our article, we will talk about the popular varieties of vallisneria and the conditions of its maintenance in the aquarium. Continue reading Vallisneria

How to eliminate black beard algae?

What is algae?

The main charm of the aquarium is the opportunity to contemplate the man-made corner of the underwater world. Therefore, aquarists do their best to maintain it in perfect order so that it always pleases the eye with its beauty. But sometimes living organisms appear in the aquarium, which in a very short time can nullify all the aesthetics. And the number one on this list is algae. Continue reading How to eliminate black beard algae?



Very often in aquariums, even experienced aquarium enthusiasts can find green dots on glass, soil, plants, and decorations. Usually, they are barely noticeable, but in advanced cases can reach 5 mm in diameter. Such spots are hard to the touch, and removing them is not easy. But if the decorations and glass can still be rubbed with a scraper or brush, then it is problematic to remove such fouling from the leaves of living plants, and often with a severe defeat you have to throw the whole plant. Continue reading Coleochaete