Quick plant statistics for Cryptocoryne willisii

  Family Name: Araceae Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne willisii Common Name: Willis' Cryptocoryne Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Moderate to bright pH value: 6.8-7.2 Hardness: 3-8°dH Temperature: 68-79°F (20-26°C) Height: Up to 8 in (20 cm) Distribution: Sri Lanka Characteristics: Leaves stemmed, oblong-oval to lanceolate, green; stems brownish to green. Produces runners in large...

Glossostigma Elatinoides: The Carpet Plant for Experienced Aquarists

The Glossostigma Elatinoides is one of the most aesthetically-pleasing carpet plants known in the aquascaping community. It is highly sought after by experienced aquarists who want to care for challenging but...

Quick plant statistics for Cryptocoryne cordata

Family Name: Araceae Scientific Name: Cryptocoryne cordata Common Name: Trumpet Cryptocoryne Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Moderate to bright pH value: 6.8-7.2 Hardness: 3-8°dH Temperature: 68-79°F (20-26°C) Height: Up to 8 in (20 cm) Distribution: Sri Lanka Characteristics: Egg-shapeed to ovate leaves with prominet midrib and wavy margins. Upper surface is pale...

Anacharis: The Beginner Fishkeeper’s Lush Do-it-All Aquarium Flora

The Anacharis is a live aquatic plant that is loved for its lush leaves, long stem, and easy maintenance requirements. As you read on, you’ll find out that there is more...

Quick aquarium plant statistics for some of the most common species, with lighting and...

Scientific Name: Eleocharis acicularis Common Name: Dwarf Hairgrass Substrate: Some clay of benefit Lighting: Bright pH value: Not critical Hardness: Not critical Temperature: 50-77°F (10-25°C) Height: 8 in (20 cm), but usually smaller in aquarium specimens Distribution: Worldwide in the warmer regions Characteristics: Grasslike plant growing in rosettes. Leaves are...

Quick plant statistics for the Melon Sword

  Family Name: Alismataceae Scientific Name: Echinodorus osiris Common Name: Melon Sword Substrate: Rich Lighting: Dim to Medium pH value: 6.5-7.5 Hardness: 5-18°dH Temperature: 65-82°F (18-28°C) Height: 20 in (50 cm) Distribution: Southern Brazil Characteristics: Leaves stemmed, lanceolate, slightly undate along the margins, green; young leaves are reddish. Aquarium use: Showplant, only for very tall...

Quick plant statistics for Echinodorus horemanni

Family Name: Alismataceae Scientific Name: Echinodorus horemanni Common Name: None Substrate: Rich Lighting: Medium pH value: 6.5-7.5 Hardness: 2-15°dH Temperature: 64-79°F (18-26°C) Height: Over 24 in (60 cm) Distribution: Southern Brazil Characteristics: Leaves short-stemmed, lanceolate, stiff, parchment-like, dark green, slightly undate along the margins. Aquarium use: Showplant, only for very tall tanks

Bolbitis Difformis: Plant That Won’t Overrun Your Aquarium

Bolbitis difformis is a mini aquatic fern that grows perfectly in an aquarium. This miniature fern originated from Western Africa. It doesn’t grow more than a few inches and gives off a...

Quick plant statistics for Cardamine

  Scientific Name: Cardamine lyrata Common Name: Cardamine Substrate: Plain washed gravel Lighting: Strong Light preferred pH value: Not critical (7.0) Hardness: Soft to Hard water Temperature: Slightly colder, 59 to 75°F (15-24°C) Height: 1 foot to 2 feet Distribution: East Asia & Japan Characteristics: Cardamine lyrata is actually a marsh...

Guppy Grass: An Excellent Aquatic Plant for Beginners and Clean Tanks

The Guppy Grass is one of the less remarkable plants in the fishkeeping hobby when it comes to physical appearance. However, what it lacks in aesthetics, it certainly makes up for...

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