Newbie (View User Tanks) PTrader: Join … Anacharis is the most popular of the submerged oxygenating pond plants. It is not necessary to plant Anacharis, simply attach weights to the bunc Any idea why my Anacharis is dying? Egeria Densa blocked the sunlight causing the plants underneath to die. It is a fast growing submerged plant that competes with algae for nutrients, helping keep the water clean and clear. The plants would therefore affect some Primary Consumers like fish. Commonly sold under the trade name of Anacharis, Egeria densa can tolerate a wide range of conditions in the aquarium making it ideal for all levels of aquatic enthusiasts. I use java moss in small betta tanks, occasionally small crypts. A Quick Look at the Anacharis Plant for Aquariums. Avoid buying an Anacharis plant if it has limp stems or stems that are few in number. Anacharis plants may also have longer delicate white string-like roots growing outward from other parts of their stems. I just set up a 90g tank about 2 weeks ago and am having problems with some plants. (1 every two days) it may be more. This gives light to the plant in order for the plant to take in nutrients. Scientifically referred to as Egeria densa, the Anacharis plant belongs to the family of Hydrocharitaceae and the order Alismatales.The plant has looks similar to Hydrilla verticillata and Elodea canadensis.. I recently bought some elodea densa and the bottom half of it is already turning brown and dying. But, the new growth is not nearly as ). ... Egeria densa is a warm water counterpart. In 1979 Egeria densa covered 60 per cent of the water surface, and by 1989 this figure had risen to nearly 100 per cent. I know that this plant grows very quickly and that seems to be the case in my tank. I have had good luck with this plant before and I found a sample for sale that looked very healthy and dense. Any suggestions on some other plant choices for a small Betta tank?--David L. Burkhead "Dum Vivimus Vivamus" mailto:***@sff.net "While we live, let us live." The Egeria densa has large leaves and 4-6 whorls. They could not eat Egeria Densa, but the other plants around it were dying… With respect to "Elodea densa," this species is in fact Egeria densa as described by Planchon in 1849. The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Plants > Egeria densa disintegrating Reply. Use one bunch for every 2-4 square feet of surface area. However, in the summer of 1996/97, neighbouring residents noted that large areas of Egeria densa were dying off. Egeria densa is one of the most popular aquarium plants in the trade. Did you know that the Anacharis plant is sold as Egeria densa, Ancharis, and Elodea densa? moogleii. Tweet LinkBack: Thread Tools: Display Modes: post #1 of 6 Old 01-02-2011, 07:14 AM Thread Starter. Also look to avoid plants with very dark green or black leaves, or leaves that look like the are dying, decaying and decomposing. 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