(1 every two days) it may be more. It is a fast growing submerged plant that competes with algae for nutrients, helping keep the water clean and clear. The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Plants > Egeria densa disintegrating Reply. Newbie (View User Tanks) PTrader: Join … Egeria densa is one of the most popular aquarium plants in the trade. 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.. However, in the summer of 1996/97, neighbouring residents noted that large areas of Egeria densa were dying off. I use java moss in small betta tanks, occasionally small crypts. I picked up some Egeria densa last week. It is not necessary to plant Anacharis, simply attach weights to the bunc Any idea why my Anacharis is dying? Anacharis is the most popular of the submerged oxygenating pond plants. moogleii. The Egeria densa has large leaves and 4-6 whorls. Anacharis plants may also have longer delicate white string-like roots growing outward from other parts of their stems. ... Egeria densa is a warm water counterpart. But, the new growth is not nearly as 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. The plants would therefore affect some Primary Consumers like fish. With respect to "Elodea densa," this species is in fact Egeria densa as described by Planchon in 1849. 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." I recently bought some elodea densa and the bottom half of it is already turning brown and dying. Use one bunch for every 2-4 square feet of surface area. I know that this plant grows very quickly and that seems to be the case in my tank. Tweet LinkBack: Thread Tools: Display Modes: post #1 of 6 Old 01-02-2011, 07:14 AM Thread Starter. Egeria keeps dying This is the third time now that I've bought several bunches of egeria densa only to watch it slowly (or this time not so slowly) die off. the 100+ shrimp get rid of them in minutes (! Did you know that the Anacharis plant is sold as Egeria densa, Ancharis, and Elodea densa? They could not eat Egeria Densa, but the other plants around it were dying… 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 have had good luck with this plant before and I found a sample for sale that looked very healthy and dense. My 64 litre tank has been set up for over 2 years now. This gives light to the plant in order for the plant to take in nutrients. Avoid buying an Anacharis plant if it has limp stems or stems that are few in number. A Quick Look at the Anacharis Plant for Aquariums. 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