Blyxa Japonica is a popular aquarium plant, made famous by the renowned aquascaper Takashi Amano. Amano frequently used this plant to create a bushy effect in the background or midground of his aquascapes. This plant grows fast with little demand, making it a great option for beginners and experienced aquascapers alike. The leaves can develop a golden or red hue when grown under high light with CO2 and fertilization. When kept in a nutrient-rich substrate such as Controsoil, this plant will really take off and fill in your aquarium.