This is about aquaculture plant and symbiotic organisms in hydroculture systems: the focus is horticultural. Aquaponic and aquascaping organisms are covered in this section.
Hydrophytes[edit| edit source]
Hydrophytes are aquatic plants. Aquatic plants can transport oxygen throughout its stem, unlike land plants. Hydrophytes need plenty of light, as in their natural environments.
Semi-aquatic plants[edit| edit source]
Semi-aquatic plants are adapted to live with its root system in both submerged and land based environments. Only during this time, when a plant's root system is submerged it is involved in hydroculture. (cranberry and watercress)
Symbiotic animals[edit| edit source]
Animals in aquaponics or aquaculture form a symbiotic relationship with plant-life. Aquatic animals need some light like in their natural environments.
Freshwater[edit| edit source]
Plant-like animals[edit| edit source]
Aquaponics[edit| edit source]
Aquascaping[edit| edit source]
Saltwater aquascaping is for aesthetic reasons. Coral, sponges and saltwater plants may (possibly) form a symbiotic relationship.
(Aquarium keeping, fishkeeping, other symbiotic animals and aquascaping)
Aquatic gardening[edit| edit source]