Vallisneria Spiralis (aka Eel Grass or Tape Grass) is one of the many species of aquatic Vallisneria plant, and the one that is most perfectly suited to keeping with goldfish. It grows in the wild in hotter climates such as South America, in stream, rivers and lakes.
It has long been a popular plant in goldfish keeping circles, with pictures of it appearing in drawings from the middle of the 19th century!
Vallisneria Spiralis is comprised of long, narrow spiralling leaves that can reach up to two feet high, although they rarely grow this tall in the coldwater goldfish tank. It is a mid-green in colour, and may appear darker towards the tips. [Read more…] about Vallisneria Spiralis plants