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I’ve been looking for new plants to add to my 100L tank and I have come across the Alternanthera plants. I haven’t kept these types of plants before and I am unsure whether they are suitable for Coldwater tanks or if they require a heater. 

I was also wondering as to whether there are any other red leaved plants that thrive in cold water temperatures. 

Thanks I’m advance! 



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They don't require a heater. The vast majority of plants that we use in aquariums, don't need heaters. Many come from temperate climates and can handle temps way lower than our tropical fish. A Google search of the Latin name of any plant should tell you where it's from. Alternatheras are often used as pond plants. They can handle cooler temps 👍 

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