Aquarium plants - degree of difficulty

Aquarium water plants - variety and degree of difficulty for your aquarium

Aquarium water plants are an essential part of a healthy and attractive aquarium. They not only offer aesthetic benefits, but also contribute to the stability and cleanliness of the aquarium environment. At Rendo-Shrimp, we offer a wide range of aquarium plants in different levels of difficulty, so that both beginners and experienced aquarists can find the right plants. Our aquarium plants are carefully selected and come from sustainable farms.

Aquarium water plants - species according to level of difficulty

Choosing the right aquarium plants depends largely on your level of experience and the specific requirements of your aquarium. Here you will find an overview of plants according to difficulty level:


Easy to care for aquarium plants are ideal for beginners and require minimal care and attention. These plants are robust and adaptable to different water conditions. Examples of easy aquatic plants in the aquarium are:

Anubias - This hardy plant grows slowly and requires little light. It is ideal for beginners and can be attached to decorative objects such as stones or wood.

Java fern - Also a very low-maintenance plant that requires little light and does not need to be planted in the substrate. Java fern grows well on wood and stones.

Waterweed (Egeria densa) - This fast-growing plant helps to prevent algae growth by absorbing excess nutrients from the water. It is easy to care for and ideal for beginners.


Plants with a medium level of difficulty require a little more care and special conditions in order to thrive. They are ideal for aquarists with some experience. Examples of medium-difficulty aquatic plants in the aquarium are

Cryptocoryne - These plants require a little more light and a good supply of nutrients, but otherwise grow reliably and stably. They are well suited to the middle ground.

Vallisneria - A fast-growing background plant that requires moderate light conditions and regular fertilization. It is relatively easy to care for, but requires sufficient space.

Amazon sword plant (Echinodorus amazonicus) - This plant requires good lighting and a nutrient-rich environment. It grows quickly and provides a beautiful background decoration.


Difficult aquatic plants in the aquarium require special care, intensive lighting and often CO2 fertilization. These plants are ideal for experienced aquarists who are prepared to invest more effort in the care of their aquarium. Examples of demanding aquatic plants for the aquarium are

Hemianthus callitrichoides (Cuban Pearlwort) - This plant requires intensive lighting, CO2 fertilization and a regular supply of nutrients. It forms a dense, green carpet and is very popular in aquascaping.

Rotala rotundifolia - This colorful plant also needs plenty of light and CO2 to develop its red color and grow healthily. It is ideal for advanced aquarists.

Advantages of aquatic plants for the aquarium

Aquatic plants for the aquarium offer numerous benefits. They help to improve water quality by absorbing excess nutrients and inhibiting algae growth. Plants also promote oxygen production through photosynthesis, which is particularly important for the health of your fish and invertebrates.

Plants also provide shelter and hiding places for aquarium inhabitants, which reduces stress and promotes natural behavior. In addition, they help to stabilize the substrate and prevent the formation of anaerobic zones.

Tips for choosing the right aquatic plants in the aquarium

Choosing the right aquatic plants in the aquarium depends on various factors, including the size of your aquarium, the lighting conditions and the water parameters. For beginners, robust and easy-care plants such as Anubias, Java fern and waterweed are recommended, as they thrive in a variety of conditions.

If you are planning a more demanding aquascape, you should pay attention to the needs of the plants. Some species require more intensive lighting and CO2 fertilization in order to grow optimally. Make sure to plant plants with similar needs together to create a harmonious and easy-to-care-for environment.

Care and maintenance of aquatic plants in the aquarium

Caring for aquatic plants in the aquarium is relatively simple, but requires regular maintenance to ensure healthy growth. Make sure your plants receive sufficient light. Good lighting is crucial for photosynthesis and plant growth.

Regular fertilization with special aquarium fertilizers will ensure that your plants get all the nutrients they need. Be sure to dose the fertilizers according to the instructions to avoid over- or under-fertilizing.

Prune and trim your plants regularly to control their growth and promote dense planting. Remove dead or damaged leaves to maintain plant health and prevent algae growth.

Another important point is to check the water parameters. Make sure that the water values are stable and meet the needs of your plants. Regular water changes and the use of a suitable filter system help to ensure optimum water quality.

Buy aquatic plants for the aquarium at Rendo-Shrimp

At Rendo-Shrimp you will find a wide range of aquatic plants suitable for every aquarium and every level of difficulty. Our plants come from sustainable farms and are carefully selected to provide you with the best options for your aquarium. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced aquarist, you will find the right plants for your aquarium with us.