Anacharis (Egeria densa)
(48 reviews)
0.08 LBS
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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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  • 5

    Posted by Seven on Mar 26th 2021

    I bought 13 bunches of anacharis (about 75 stems, each about 7"-10"). They arrived in perfect condition. Very satisfied!

  • 5
    Super easy

    Posted by Chris on Mar 21st 2021

    I'll preface with this is my first planned tank. This plant came very well packaged with the others and its super easy to care for. By the end of the first week it has sent roots to the substrate and was growing rapidly. Two weeks in and I've already trimmed them becuase they were coming out of the surface (20 long). They look great and have been a great addition to my tank

  • 5
    Excellent condition

    Posted by John M Mesa on Mar 15th 2021

    Very healthy specimens. I placed them in quarantine as I do all plants and fish I introduce to my fish room. There were no hitchhikers and the 2 weeks they have been in quarantine there is new growth. I am very happy.

  • 5
    Nice plants and quick delivery

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 11th 2021

    Nice plants and quick delivery. Good price.

  • 5

    Posted by Cynthia Ann Duffey on Feb 27th 2021

    Awesome growing good nicely shipped, nice and green and taken well care of

  • 5

    Posted by Charles Furnish on Jan 7th 2021

    Came in hesthy deep green no brown at all

  • 5

    Posted by Massimo Bosco on Dec 31st 2020

    Plants arrived quickly and in beautiful condition. Doing great so far in my 29 gallon

  • 5
    Growing fast

    Posted by Misty clark on Dec 11th 2020

    This came is a great size bunch i already have new growth started and my barbs are loving it , not just 2 or 3 little strings of plants generous and im super happy with what I got

  • 3

    Posted by Steven Weaver on Nov 29th 2020

    These plants arrived quickly. They were mostly a dull light shade of green with brown also. In the past I've ordered this same plant from and they were in much better condition. After trimming and planting it looks like most will improve with only a few not looking so good.