Cryptocoryne Parva - Planted Tank Mates

Cryptocoryne Parva

3” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: None | Light: Low

Root Feeder

Cryptocoryne Parva

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Foreground + Carpet

Parameters

Co2: Not Required, but grows faster with

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

Great for community fish and creates a nice habitat for bottom dwellers.

Notes

Very slow growing plant.  They tend to melt when first introduced underwater.  New sprouts will grow over time.  Algae can grow on their leaves, so keeping them in partial shade is OK.  Supplement with root feeders to keep them healthy and thriving.

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Description

3” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: None | Light: Low

Root Feeder

12” | Background | Advance

Co2: High | Light: High

Root Feeder

20” | Background | Easy

Co2: None | Light: Low

Root Feeder

2” | Carpet | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Root Feeder

4” | Foreground | Advance

Co2: High | Light: High

8” | Midground | Easy

Co2: None | Light: Low

Root Feeder

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Cryptocoryne Parva

Characteristics:

Max Size: 3″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Foreground + Carpet

Parameters

Co2: Not Required, but grows faster with

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

Great for community fish and creates a nice habitat for bottom dwellers.

Notes

Very slow growing plant.  They tend to melt when first introduced underwater.  New sprouts will grow over time.  Algae can grow on their leaves, so keeping them in partial shade is OK.  Supplement with root feeders to keep them healthy and thriving.

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Rotala Wallichii

Characteristics:

Max Size: 12″

Care Level: Advanced

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder + Water Column

Composition: Background

Parameters

Co2: High

Light Level: High

Tank Mates

Great for community fish, shrimp and snails

Notes

Rotala Macrandra provides outstanding red colors, but it is very demanding when it comes to nutrients.  The conditions must be perfect which includes a good substrate, iron and trace dosing, high lighting and CO2.  The PH for this plant should not exceed 7.0 as it prefers softer and acidic waters. 

Read more about how to maintain Red Aquarium Plants See the diagrams on how you can setup CO2 for your aquarium

Echinodorus amazonicus

Characteristics:

Max Size: 20″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: In soil - Root Feeder

Composition: Background

Parameters

Co2: Not Required

Light Level: Low to Medium

Tank Mates

Great for community fish and Angelfish, Discus, Gourami, Guppies, Apistogramma

Notes

Oscars, Cichlids, Goldfish and Plecos may damage swords

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Micranthemum tweediei

Characteristics:

Max Size: 2"

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Carpet, Foreground

Parameters

Co2: Low - none

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

Low foreground plants are great for invertebrates and bottom feeders to graze and hide.

Notes

Monte Carlo is another easy carpet plant, but like most will take a bit of time to establish without CO2. Their roots will go into the soil, but their runners will spread on the surface where new stems will grow. The short and bushy profile makes a great foreground look. Trimmings can be planted right back into the substrate. Compare carpet plant options and select the next one for your planted tank https://plantedtankmates.com/aquarium-plants-for-beginners/

Glossostigma Elatinoides

Characteristics:

Max Size: 4"

Care Level: Advance

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Foreground

Parameters

Co2: Low - High

Light Level: High

Tank Mates

Low foreground plants are great for invertebrates and bottom feeders to graze and hide.

Notes

This is another popular carpeting plant in aquascaping. The leaves are bigger than Dwarf Baby tears and their requirements are nearly identical.  To create a strong perspective, you can place the larger Glossostiga Elatinoides in the front and the smaller Dwarf Baby Tears further back. Compare carpet plant options and select the next one for your planted tank See the diagrams on how you can setup CO2 for your aquarium

Cryptocoryne Wendtii

Characteristics:

Max Size: 8″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Midground

Parameters

Co2: Not Required, but grows faster with

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

Popular midground plant for tetras, rasboras and danios.  Avoid fish that may shift the soil or uproot it.

Notes

Easy growing plant that's expected to melt in the initial stages of planting underwater.  Feed it root tabs and occasionally supplement with liquid fertilizers including Iron which can help promote coloration.

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