Can Succulents Live in Fish Tank? ⭐

Can succulents live in fish tank?

Well it’s a question that is asked a lot and because succulents are very hardy plants and can live in hot areas without a problem most people think they can tolerate every situation which is completely wrong!!

However, you can grow the succulent you want in fish tank if you consider some important things, first you need to completely clean you fish tank and fill it with your desired rocks but first be sure that you cleaned the rocks carefully because we don’t want any bacteria on the rocks to cause our plants death.

can succulents live in fish tank

After cleaning rocks and fish tank carefully, it is time for choosing succulents to grow them in the tank I myself prefer using these succulents, some Echiveria, a couple of Senecio mandraliscae, two or three different Sempervivum, a tall border Sedum, Sedum Cauticola and Sedum Voodoo, these are all my preferences yours might differ from mine so go ahead and fill the tank with any kind of succulent you want and design it as you desire.

Now you are ready to fill fish tank with water, have in mind that because fish tanks are made with glass extreme cold can lead the tank to shatter so be careful if you living in cold areas with really cold winters.

Another thing you need to be careful that because fish tank doesn’t have drainage you need to change the water every one or two weeks to avoid root rot. Also keep the tank away from direct sunlight for two reasons, first is that direct sunlight will damage some succulents, shady places are the best, and second is that it will make water hot and hot water will damage your succulents roots and it might lead your succulent to not be as glorious as it should be.

For more information about succulents, other species, how to plant succulents in pots, propagating succulents and other useful information about succulents be sure to check out our other topics, here you will find the best information about plants and how to take care of them so stay tuned for other articles about plants.

in order to answer this question that Can Succulents Live in Fish Tank?, we should say Yes!

[blockquote author=”UC Marin Master Gardeners” link=”https://marinmg.ucanr.edu/PLANTS/SUCCULENTS_LOW_WATER/” target=”_blank”]Require little or infrequent water because they store large quantities of water and food in the spongy tissue in their leaves, stems, or roots, which they release when needed.[/blockquote]

can succulents grow in aquarium? Infographic

in order to answer to the question that  can succulents grow in aquarium I must say yes. there are lots of techniques that aquarium succulents can live in a good way. in order to grow aquarium succulents follow this infographic picture’s guidances.

can succulents grow in aquarium

this beautiful infographic is taken from succulentsbox.

Which species of Succulents is the best choice for living in fish tank or aquarium?

in order to answer this question we have provide information in the table below. in this table you can see requirements of each species of succulent with suitability of living in fish tank.

Succulent Species Light Requirement Water Requirement Temperature Tolerance Fish Tank Suitability
Echeveria Full sun to partial shade Moderate to low 50-80°F (10-27°C) Good
Crassula Full sun to partial shade Moderate to low 50-80°F (10-27°C) Good
Haworthia Partial shade to full shade Low 50-80°F (10-27°C) Excellent
Aloe Full sun to partial shade Moderate to low 50-80°F (10-27°C) Good
Sedum Full sun to partial shade Moderate to low 50-80°F (10-27°C) Excellent
String of Pearls Bright, indirect light Low 60-80°F (16-27°C) Good
Burro’s Tail Bright, indirect light Low 60-80°F (16-27°C) Good

Which species of Succulents is the best choice for living in fish tank or aquarium?Some articles that you might interested in about succulents that Can Succulents Live in Fish Tank?:

  1. Propagating succulents in water bottles
  2. Outdoor succulents in pots
  3. How to plant succulents in containers
  4. How to grow succulents from cutting
  5. Propagating succulent leaves water vs soil

Stay tuned for other useful tips.

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22 comments on “Can Succulents Live in Fish Tank? ⭐

  1. This is such an interesting idea! I never thought of putting succulents in my fish tank before. I’m excited to try it out!

    1. Thanks for your comment, John! I’m glad you found the idea interesting. Just be sure to choose the right succulent species and follow the proper care guidelines for both the plants and fish.

  2. I love this idea! It would add such a unique touch to my aquarium. Which succulent species do you recommend for this?

    1. Thank you for your comment, Emily! Some good succulent species for fish tanks include Echeveria, Crassula, and Sedum. Be sure to choose ones that are suitable for the light and humidity levels in your tank.

  3. This is a terrible idea. Succulents need well-draining soil and fish tanks are full of water. It’s just asking for root rot!

    1. I appreciate your concern, David. While it’s true that succulents need well-draining soil, it is possible to grow them in fish tanks if done properly. Choosing the right soil mix and ensuring proper drainage is key.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Maria. Some fish species may nibble on the succulent leaves, but it’s generally not harmful to either the fish or plants. Just be sure to choose fish that are compatible with succulents and won’t harm them.

    1. Great question, Mark! Some tips include choosing the right container, substrate, lighting, and plants. Be sure to research the specific needs of the succulent species you choose and ensure proper drainage. Good luck with your project!

  4. I’ve been thinking of adding succulents to my aquarium, but I’m worried about them getting too much light. What should I do?

    1. Thank you for your comment, Samantha. It’s important to choose succulent species that can tolerate the light levels in your tank. You can also provide shade by adding floating plants or other aquarium decorations.

  5. I love the idea of adding succulents to my aquarium, but I’m worried about the water temperature. Will the succulents be able to tolerate it?

    1. Thanks for your comment, Adam. Succulents are generally more tolerant of lower temperatures than higher ones, so be sure to choose species that can tolerate the temperature range of your tank. It’s also important to avoid sudden temperature changes.

  6. I’ve heard that succulents need air circulation to thrive. Will they get enough air in a fish tank?

    1. Great question, Lila! While it’s true that succulents need air circulation, they can still thrive in a fish tank if the tank is properly aerated and ventilated. You can also provide additional air circulation by using an air stone or adding a small fan near the tank.

  7. This is such a cool idea! I can’t wait to try it out. Do you have any pictures of what this looks like?

    1. Thanks for your comment, Tom! Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures to share at the moment, but there are many examples of succulent fish tanks online that can give you some inspiration

  8. I’ve never heard of putting succulents in a fish tank before. This is such a unique and creative idea! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you for your comment, Jennifer! I’m glad you found the idea unique and creative. Succulents can be a great addition to fish tanks and can add some interesting texture and color to your underwater landscape.

  9. I’m concerned about the pH levels in the fish tank. Will adding succulents affect the pH levels?

    1. Thanks for your question, Alex. Adding succulents to a fish tank may slightly affect the pH levels, but it shouldn’t be a significant change. It’s important to monitor the pH levels and adjust as necessary to ensure a healthy environment for both the fish and plants.

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