The Elatine triandra is a charming foreground plant. The plant’s small stem size, rich green color, and ease of growth make it a beautiful addition to any aquarium. This plant grows along the edges of waterways and, specifically, in mud flats of tidal rivers and marshes. It needs a lot of nutrients; high light, rich fertilizer, heavy iron supplementation, and high CO2 levels are required. In the absence of any one of these, the plant will melt and disappear.