Anacharis Elodea is a super hardy plant that I should have been carrying a long time ago. I’m all about beginners and this is about as beginner of a plant as you can get. Elodea (or Anacharis) is commonly used in ponds as well as aquariums.
What I really like about Anacharis Elodea is how you can just break off a piece of it and shove it down in your substrate and grow a whole new plant. You have to love any plant that can handle that.
Anacharis also is a great “filtering” plant. It can easily absorb excess nutrients in your tank. (That doesn’t mean skip your water changes people) Anacharis has thick, sometimes bright green leaves (dependant on the light it is under) and is great for oxygen exchange.
Here is a link to an old school Species Sunday video I did about Elodea/ Anacharis
As of 2-5-12 I only have 10 nice clumps of it left. Get Elodea it while you can.