05-26-2009, 03:15 PM
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dallas, TX
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| | Re: Local warm water plants for Discus tank?
It's my understanding that fine leaf plants like Cabomba, etc are the plants that don't do well in warm water.
Java Fern and Java Moss are nearly indestructible. Most Hygro is too. Jungle val is good as long as you don't use heavy doses of Excel in the tank. Also, most crypts are fine. I just replanted my Discus tank in mostly crypts, plus some anubias, java fern, and jungle val. But at one time, I was able to grow lots of other plants in there with varying degrees of success, influenced in my case probably more by light levels than temperature.
Keep in mind that crypts might melt when you first get them as any major change in conditions can trigger "crypt melt" and many store bought plants are grown emmersed, but they will come back.
Locally, Fish Gallery is probably your best bet overall. Or come to a meeting and get plenty of plants for free!