Editor's Choice - Our Favorite AquaPlants Live Aquarium Plants

1. Java Moss - Vesicularia dubyana (4x6 cm) - Live Aquarium Plant

User Ratings: 43 19

AquaPlants First Impressions

"NO sign of distress."

I stuck the other pack in freezer dont think ill need anytime soon. I can imagine I will buy this again as I use up the seeds. I just wanted to update this almost 7 months later. My tank is a medium light, low-tech 55g set up. But it's not a brilliant green but any stretch of the imagination. But on the marimo moss balls and even some of teh hardscape it was attached to. Can see where a leaf has been plucked.

  • Java Moss - Vesicularia dubyana (4x6 cm) - Live Aquarium Plant
  • Java Moss - Vesicularia Dubyana is another very popular and undemanding aquarium moss.
  • Vesicularia dubyana Good beginner plant, it can be cultivated in almost any kind of water.
  • Also known as Java Moss, this plant has a deep green color with tiny leaves. Java Moss is intensively branched with lots of tiny stems surrounded by rhizoids and leaves. The rhizoids are used by the moss to attach itself to substrates. Vesicularia Dubyana do not have any role in nutrient absorption. Because it has not roots, Vesicularia Dubyana should not be buried in gravel. Cultivation of this plant should be done by spreading a thin layer of Java Moss on top of a solid substrate as a rock or
  • Item Weight: 1.2 ounces
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AquaPlants Final Thoughts

"Love Them!"

Java fern is doing ok, it is still getting used to the tank. And the amount of plants you get is by far the best deal. My fish and I are very happy with this purchase. I made a light wire webbing out of light weight wire. If I ever make another tank, I'm ordering from here again. The plants did all arrive dry so I am sure there will be some melting. I don't know if after the ParaGard treatment if I should treat it in an algaecide.

Overall Score
3.6


(167 Points)

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2. Azolla filiculoides (Water Velvet) - Live Aquarium Plant

User Ratings: 40 43

AquaPlants First Impressions

"Gorgeous plants!"

It's just not available in local pet shops. Seller even wrote a detailed page of instructions to care for the plants. Altlandsberg Sword, very beautiful plant. Some leaves came off but overall it is doing very well. Sprouted after 3 days in a Pyrex planted in existing aqurium substrate. The plants arrived in Hawaii from California within 48 hours and looked amazing. But over all really lovely plants extremely happy.

  • Azolla filiculoides (Water Velvet) - Live Aquarium Plant
  • You buy 10-15 small plants of Azolla filiculoides (Water Velvet) – Species Profile Azolla filiculoides (aka Water Velvet) is a miniscule floating plant.
  • From a distance it can resemble Duckweed (Lemna minor), due to both having tiny leaves, but the plants are unrelated.
  • In fact Azolla are more closely related to Salvinia. Both are floating, aquatic ferns. This fast growing plant will sprout daughter plants from the parent plant, creating mat-like layer of plant material on the water surface. Like Salvinia, its leaves have a fuzzy, velvety look to them. This comes from the many tiny, water repelling hairs that grow on the leaf surface. Unlike Salvinia, Water Velvet does not grow trailing roots.
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AquaPlants Final Thoughts

"5 gallon betta tank."

It seems hit or miss but the second time around I am very satisfied. After that it seemed to grow right before my eyes. I divided it between three tanks and all three divisions are looking good. I absolutely love how this plant looks in my tank. I will definitely reorder in future. No roots yet, but still green and no evidence of dying. I did trim some of the plants back to remove old leaves so only new ones are left.

Overall Score
3.1


(7 Points)

3. Dwarf Hairgrass - Eleocharis acicularis - in-vitro – Live Aquarium Plant

AquaPlants First Impressions

"That is totally expected."

I got these to dry start a carpet in my new nano tank. I can imagine I will buy this again as I use up the seeds. However this is not the plants themselves fault. The moss is covering up the wires so you can no longer see them. I would note they did not come with any instructions. I haven't noticed any snails either could help that the plants arrived fairly dry. But it's not a brilliant green but any stretch of the imagination.

  • Dwarf Hairgrass - Eleocharis acicularis - in-vitro – Live Aquarium Plant
  • A low-growing Eleocharis that forms runners close to the parent plant.
  • t is prettiest planted in small bunches quite close to each other, which will gradually form a solid mass of plants.
  • An ideal foreground plant, equally suited to large and small aquariums.
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AquaPlants Final Thoughts

"I love these!"

Eventually the whole stem started to rot. Good root start on the plant healthy and thriving so far. My tank is a medium light, low-tech 55g set up. I just wanted to see if it worked and it did. No roots yet, but still green and no evidence of dying. But I am also glad I purchased 2 orders 4 Oz is well 4 Oz. Has not grown, has not died, it is just there.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. Live Aquarium Plants - Java Moss Stone pad (1 Pack)

User Ratings: 62

Aquarium Live Water Plants First Impressions

"I was happy for that!"

But on the marimo moss balls and even some of teh hardscape it was attached to. Java fern is doing ok, it is still getting used to the tank. Java fern is doing ok, it is still getting used to the tank. In my low tech tank it grows slowly enough that it would be easy to control. One month after first dry starting my tank. The plants picture is now, almost 7 months after I received it. But over all really lovely plants extremely happy.

  • Live Aquarium Plants - Java Moss Stone pad (1 Pack)
  • Java Moss Stone Pad Size: 3-5 *5-7 cm
  • Live and lovely aquarium moss for different types of aquascapes with a wide range of conditions.
  • Easy to maintain, keep, rinse and remove. Ideal Aquarium moss plants for all level fish keepers.
  • Convert CO2 into fish water tank oxygen and absorb water waste as nutrient take. Multi-tasking and Versatile Aquarium Plants that will save you time and strength.
  • You will gaze at the bright green tank for hours when you have java moss in your tank. Fish will nibble, swim around playfully and feel happy with the java moss stone pad carpet.
  • Manufacture: Aquarium Live Water Plants
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Aquarium Live Water Plants Final Thoughts

"Update after 1."

I posted before and after pictures of both aquariums. So took it out and trimmed most of the leaves off and left a couple on each stem. I absolutely love how this plant looks in my tank. Seller even wrote a detailed page of instructions to care for the plants. This package comes with TONS of seeds! A bit smaller than advertised but they'll grow. Can't wait to see how well it does.

Overall Score
4.2


(24 Points)

5. Greenpro Cryptocoryne Parva Freshwater Live Aquarium Plants TC Cup Fish Tank Decoration

User Ratings: 64 8

Greenpro First Impressions

"All together I'm pleased."

Photo was taken on 8 days after receiving seeds. It's not brow either, just a brownish green if that's possible. The plants picture is now, almost 7 months after I received it. I feel a little goes a long way too, so these two packages would plant a TON. Get the seeds exactly where you want them before adding water. Within 7 days I had an even beautiful carpet! Really perfect for my first tank plant.

  • Greenpro Cryptocoryne Parva Freshwater Live Aquarium Plants TC Cup Fish Tank Decoration
  • CRYPT PARVA : Live aquatic plant, Create stunning foreground in your tank, covering ground with bright grass green. Forming low growing with bushy look. Contrasting in texture and color.
  • SLOW GROWTH RATE : NOT much tirmming required. No special requirement. moferate light to keep them ideal growth pattern, with horizontal spread.
  • TISSUE CULTURE : also known as vitro plants. With high quality technology facilities and lastest tissue culture laboratory, TC cup from Greenpro grown with sterile process with special gel to ensure to be free from algae, disease, pest and snail.
  • BEST QUALITY : With our experience, every plants from Greenpro will be professionally inspected, packed and organized with suitable boxes for all weather conditions to make sure that will retain the freshness and healthiness to our customer hands.
  • RINSE! CUT! PLANT! : RINSE them under water and wash out any gel. CUT, divide into small portions. PLANT, ready to grow onto substrate, driftwood, rock etc.
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Greenpro Final Thoughts

"So far, so good."

Transfered into the aqurium on day 6. Some leaves fell off, but overall doing very well. EVERY SINGLE seed germinated and grew into a plant. I treat it like my other swords and place a fert tab under the gravel. But I decide to keep it and put it in my fish tank. I stuck the other pack in freezer dont think ill need anytime soon. All are very healthy for having been in the mail.

Overall Score
4.1


(52 Points)

6. SunGrow Hermit Crab Sea Sponges, 2 Inches, Promote Healthy Shell Development, Assists in Drinking, M...

User Ratings: 71 6

SunGrow First Impressions

"This is fine."

Java fern is doing ok, it is still getting used to the tank. I got these to dry start a carpet in my new nano tank. Very good quality plants at an amazing price, roots looked great. They are doing great and growing very well. The moss is covering up the wires so you can no longer see them. No roots yet, but still green and no evidence of dying. I'll post an update in about a month.

  • SunGrow Hermit Crab Sea Sponges, 2 Inches, Promote Healthy Shell Development, Assists in Drinking, Moisture Cocoon to Keep Crabs Moist and Hydrated, 4 Pack
  • ✔ SERVES AS MOISTURE COCOON FOR HERMIT CRABS --- Having modified gills, crabs are able to live on land. However, since their breathing mechanism is not lungs, these gills need enough moisture to function well. The 4-pack Hermit Sponge by SunGrow allows your little climber pet refuge if they feel too dry. These sponges allow your hermit crabs to drink and exit their water dishes conveniently.
  • ✔ MAINTAIN CRABITAT’S OPTIMAL HUMIDITY LEVEL --- Maintaining proper humidity is essential in a crab’s habitat in order for him to survive healthily. The ideal level is about 70 – 80 percent. In nature, crabs live in a warm and moist type of climate and including a sponge in your crabitat is one way to provide them humid living space. The sea sponge provides a larger surface where water dries and retains moisture.
  • ✔ GIVE SAFE ENTRY AND EXIT POINTS TO WATER DISH --- Hermit crabs simply love to climb. Placing this sea sponge in the dish can help them climb in and out which can easily reduce a possible case of drowning. As these sponges also help in keeping their gills moist, them being claustrophobic in their dish can also be avoided.
  • ✔ PROMOTES LONGER LIFE --- Chitin, calcium and other healthy raw materials found in the ocean’s bottom are present in this sponge. So when your crawlers nibble on them, they will benefit and have a healthier exoskeleton, the outer shell which they shed over time. Apart from that, this being a good source of water facilitates them a quick drink whenever they feel thirsty.
  • ✔ DIRECTIONS FOR USAGE --- Pack includes 4 pieces approximately 2 inches long x 1.5 inches wide x 1.5 inches tall. These sponges add rustic beauty to your crab’s tank aside from its other functional benefits. In your crab’s water dish, ensure to place the sponge in a region that takes up most of its dish area. Regularly clean the bowl and sponge. To clean sponge properly, simply put it inside the microwave for 10-15 seconds or dip it in the boiling water.
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SunGrow Final Thoughts

"2 days later HOT HOT HOT."

It's really cute and I have plenty of seed left over to play in other places. In my low tech tank it grows slowly enough that it would be easy to control. It's just not available in local pet shops. I received the new package the next day and the plants were perfect. This is day 1& 2 Will post an update over time. It's part of it so do the dry start method. Roots were already growing so planted in the tank.

Overall Score
4.4


(42 Points)

7. Buy 2 GET 1 Free Christmas Moss Aquarium Moss Aquatic Moss Java Moss

User Ratings: 63

Ximoon First Impressions

"I'll keep you posted."

EVERY SINGLE seed germinated and grew into a plant. But I decide to keep it and put it in my fish tank. EVERY SINGLE seed germinated and grew into a plant. As others have said these things will stick to EVERYTHING. Hygrophila Araguaya, arrived with 5-6 stems with a weight. Copper is toxic to inverts like snails and shrimp. Picture shows my new plants actually coating my old plants.

  • Buy 2 GET 1 Free Christmas Moss Aquarium Moss Aquatic Moss Java Moss
  • Condition: A brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item (including handmade items). See the seller's listing for full details. ...
  • Species: Christmas Moss
  • Check out my other listings for great prices and great customer service!
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Ximoon Final Thoughts

"Makes a very nice mat."

Would definitely recommend this product ESPECIALLY if you're new to aquatic plants. I made a light wire webbing out of light weight wire. After that it seemed to grow right before my eyes. I will update again on the status of the plant customer service was also great! The plants arrived in Hawaii from California within 48 hours and looked amazing. I know much thought was placed in picking these plants. Marble Queen, So hard to find information on its aquatic form.

Overall Score
4.6


(3 Points)

8. Planterest - Tall Java Fern Bundle Microsorum Pteropus Live Aquarium Plant Long Stems Decorations BU...

User Ratings: 79 2

Planterest First Impressions

"I would buy them again."

I stuck the other pack in freezer dont think ill need anytime soon. This allowed the seeds to disperse. I can imagine I will buy this again as I use up the seeds. If I ever make another tank, I'm ordering from here again. Java Fern and Vallisneria, two of the easiest plants to have. It seems hit or miss but the second time around I am very satisfied. Just received my plants yesterday and I'm very happy with them.

  • Planterest - Tall Java Fern Bundle Microsorum Pteropus Live Aquarium Plant Long Stems Decorations BUY2GET1FREE
  • LIVE AQUARIUM PLANT - 1 Long Microsorum Pteropus.
  • SIZE 6"+ length (Slightly different, May vary)
  • FREE ICE OR HEAT pack - Due to extremely weather, Ice and heat pack is available up on request. Simply put "ICE" or "HEAT" after your name on your shipping address.
  • 7 DAYS STAY ALIVE GUARANTEED - We stand behind our products. For some reasons If our plants died within 7 days, please message us with a clear photo. Refund or replacement will be applied.
  • With 30 years experience, please ensure that you will receive the best quality. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question or concern. Our customer service team would be very happy to help you.
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Planterest Final Thoughts

"It'll get there."

It's alive and seems to be growing. This is my first review posting ever! This time I just put it all over the bottom. I just wanted to see if it worked and it did. The package is great, they are resealable. On the plus side I can use the moss as living string to tie other plants to things. I planted them in planters for my betta to rest on and he loves them.

Overall Score
4.6


(89 Points)

9. Java Fern in 2" Pot | Microsorum Pteropus - Low Light Freshwater Aquarium Plant

User Ratings: 64 11

AquaLeaf Aquatics First Impressions

"The 3rd one just came."

Hopefully, this will help set what you will experience as well. I did a dry start and followed the instructions as directed very meticulously. Cleaned them up and placed in the tank. Over night on the 7th day it sprouted all over the tank. After a good month in my aquarium, the brown dried sections did not improve. I did trim some of the plants back to remove old leaves so only new ones are left. I will update again on the status of the plant customer service was also great!

  • Java Fern in 2" Pot | Microsorum Pteropus - Low Light Freshwater Aquarium Plant
  • This Java Fern mat is a great and easy way to attaching Java fern to driftwood, rocks, etc
  • Make your fish tank look natural and beautiful
  • Provide natural resting and hiding places for your smaller fish and invertebrates
  • Perfect for aquariums of any size
  • Manufacture: AquaLeaf Aquatics
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AquaLeaf Aquatics Final Thoughts

"One last note."

All plants were healthy and in great condition. But on the marimo moss balls and even some of teh hardscape it was attached to. As others have said these things will stick to EVERYTHING. But it's not a brilliant green but any stretch of the imagination. I'll post an update in about a month. I received it healthy and in great shape. I planted them in planters for my betta to rest on and he loves them.

Overall Score
4.1


(108 Points)

10. Dwarf Hairgrass Easy Live Aquarium Freshwater Plants Decorations 3 Days Live Guaranteed by Mainam

User Ratings: 50 18

Mainam First Impressions

"So happy with purchase."

I'll post an update in about a month. Make sure you have a cleared area to plant. I received the new package the next day and the plants were perfect. And, it has survived pretty well considering I never give it nutrients. The Java fern has a ton of little baby java ferns on it now. I feel a little goes a long way too, so these two packages would plant a TON. This is day 1& 2 Will post an update over time.

  • Dwarf Hairgrass Easy Live Aquarium Freshwater Plants Decorations 3 Days Live Guaranteed by Mainam
  • Live Aquarium Plants : Eleocharis Parulus mini 1 bundle. (2"-4" length)
  • Difficulty - Easy ready to grow! | Light - Moderate to high | Growth - Slow.
  • 3 DAYS LIVE GUARANTEED: In a very rare case our live plant dead on arrive or within 3 days. Please send us the photo within 3 days. Live Guaranteed will be voided after 3 days of delivery. We honor our guaranteed.
  • Photo is not actual plant but is a sample of our stock.
  • Safe for your aquarium pets.
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Mainam Final Thoughts

"Would buy again."

This is day 1& 2 Will post an update over time. My tank is a medium light, low-tech 55g set up. It seems hit or miss but the second time around I am very satisfied. No leaves have rotted and doing very well. I received the new package the next day and the plants were perfect. Plants came in healthy and the instructions were clear on how to care for them. They've been in my tank 24 hours and are starting to adjust well.

Overall Score
3.8


(116 Points)

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