This book advises the aquarium hobbyist on how to create an underwater plant paradise. Besides adding beauty to any tank, properly selected and cultivated aquarium plants are functional. They provide shelters and hiding places for fish, and also remove some substances from the water that are toxic to fish. The author suggests specific plants for freshwater aquariums, provides step-by-step guidelines for aquarium design and planting, and offers advice on plant care. Full-color illustrations throughout.