Anacharis (Egeria densa)
(48 reviews)
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Egeria densa is a good plant for beginners, and its rapid growth helps create a balance in the aquarium from the start. It can also help prevent algae because it absorbs a great number of nutrients from the water. The plant secretes antibiotic substances which can help prevent blue-green algae (a type of bacteria). The growth rate depends largely on the amount of light and nutrition available. Growth does not stop in unfavorable conditions, but the plant turns light in colour and the tendrils grow thin.

Egeria densa is one of the most popular aquarium plants in the trade. 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. Dark green colored leaves and stems give Egeria densa a very lush appearance. Egeria densa has been naturalized in rivers of many parts of the Southeast United States for some time and is typically wild collected for the trade from those areas. Being a tropical plant from South America Egeria Densa is not a threat to the Northern areas. Egeria densa is also used in the water garden trade as an oxygenating plant for ponds and water gardens. Anacharis provides shade and shelter for fish in water gardens and also allows them a place to lay their eggs and hide as juveniles.

Common Name: Egeria densa
Family: Hydocharitacea
Native To: North America
Lighting: Medium
pH: 6.5-7.5
Growth Demands: Easy
Growth Form: Stem
Growth Rate: Fast
True Aquatic: Yes
Placement In Tank: Background
Available As: Bunch

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  • 4
    Good product

    Posted by Melinda Miller on Sep 26th 2022

    Fast shipping! Arrived in great condition.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on Jun 23rd 2022

    This plant is doing amazing

  • 5

    Posted by Ed Stofko on May 15th 2022

    The two bunches are beauticians growing fine. Really nice pls t’s!

  • 5

    Posted by Lewis Ashcliffe on May 14th 2022

    Beautiful 5 to 6 stems in great condition.. One week later it's growing well with several new shoots. Love this plant!

  • 5
    Looks Lovely

    Posted by Michael on Dec 9th 2021

    I didn't really like the way the plant was packaged since it made it very annoying to open up the plant, but my goodness is the plant in top tier shape. When I added it to my quarantine tank, it was in lovely condition and I would happily buy another one. Highly recommend these plants since they are nitrate sponges and are absolutely gorgeous.

  • 5
    Well packed and healthy

    Posted by Ross Reinhiller on Nov 16th 2021

    Thank you

  • 4
    Nice green stems

    Posted by 5 stems on Nov 12th 2021

    Got 5 nice looking stems. They didn’t like my tank. It’s been about a week and all stems are quickly turning clear brown. Looks like total death on the horizon. I wish I knew what was going on here. Probably not the plants fault. Maybe if I have more information about how the conditions these were grown in.

  • 4

    Posted by John Tibbits on Oct 15th 2021

    Nice and green, seems to be growing already!

  • 5

    Posted by Barry Presley on Sep 3rd 2021

    healthy and looks great in my aquarium