Although not generally associated with cichlids, planted aquariums can be a real treat to cultivate and enjoy. While many cichlids can destroy all your hard work in a matter of hours, some groups like Apistogramma and Mikrogeophagus do very well in a planted aquarium. If you are looking for some inspiration on how to add some green to your tank, take a look at some of the finalists for The Art of the Planted Aquarium 2015.

A playlist of many videos can be found here: Youtube

The Art of the Planted Aquarium is a German aquascaping competition that takes place every two years. Finalists are selected from regional competitions. For more information and to view past finalists and champions, visit