Floating plants in the Aquarium

Floating plants in the aquarium give a look which resembles a pond surface.  There are many floating plants to choose from.  Floating plants absorb nutrients from the water.  Hence, they keep the nitrate levels in check.

If you have strong light in the aquarium, these floating plants can provide shades which provides a cool, subdued lighting effect to the aquarium.

The Roots of floating plants can also be a safe place for fish fry to hide.

Common floating plants are Pistia and Azolla carolinenensis