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Aquatic Pond Plants

Some aquatic pond plants serve as shelter for the fish and animals that live in and around the pond. The aquatic pond plant can shield the fish and other animals from the strident rays of the sun and help to keep the water cool. These kinds of plants are usually the floating varieties that stay on the surface of the water, keeping the rays of the sun off it. As a form of shelter, these floating plants can actually cover and entire plant if left uninhibited.

Some insects and snails live on and live off, as in eat, the plants in the pond. The fish in the pond also eat some varieties of aquatic pond plants. Some pond plants are good for some varieties of fish while others are not. It may be best to consult about which plants are great for whatever variety of fish because some aquatic pond plants may be hazardous for some species of fish.

Air

The presence of aquatic pond plants can also help because these aid in adding to the oxygen content of the water which the fish need to breathe. A growing pond plant should be allowed to grow a little before it is trimmed or picked to inhibit its growth. Some pond owners do not like to have too much of the aquatic pond plants in the body of water since these can run amok and grow limitlessly and choke the other plants and living things in the pond. Air is a necessity for fish and the presence of the plants help the fish.

Decoration

An aquatic pond plant actually primarily serves as a decoration for the pond or any other body of water. The different varieties of these kinds of plants have flowering, trailing and floating plants, among others. As an attraction to be placed in the pond, the aquatic pond plant serves best because of the other functions that it has.

Man made and natural ponds need some forms of aquatic pond plants for its inhabitants to survive and for the pond itself to look natural and attractive.
Ponds and other bodies of water are better off with plant in and on them. There are many different kinds of aquatic pond plants and some of these have very specific functions and may not be able to live with well with some species of fish and aquatic animals. An aquatic pond plant can have several good reasons for bring present in the pond.