Cryptocoryne Petchii - Planted Tank Mates

Cryptocoryne Petchii

6” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: None | Light: Low

Root Feeder

Cryptocoryne Petchii

Characteristics:

Max Size: 6″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Foreground

Parameters

Co2: Not Required, but grows faster with

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

Popular foreground plant for shrimps, snails and bottom feeders.  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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Description

6” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: None | Light: Low

Root Feeder

5” | Midground | Easy

Co2: None | Light: Low

Root Feeder

3” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: None | Light: Low

Root Feeder

6” | Foreground | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Column Feeder

20” | Background | Easy

Co2: None | Light: Low

Root Feeder

2” | Carpet | Easy

Co2: No | Light: Low

Root Feeder

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Cryptocoryne Petchii

Characteristics:

Max Size: 6″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Foreground

Parameters

Co2: Not Required, but grows faster with

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

Popular foreground plant for shrimps, snails and bottom feeders.  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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Sagittaria subulata

Characteristics:

Max Size: 5″

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Root Feeder

Composition: Midground

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

Dwarf Sagittaria is one of the easiest aquarium plants for beginners.  They're hardy and undemanding, sprouting runners in the soil.  You can densify them in the foreground or place them in spots at the midground of your tank.  Providing root tabs will supplement their growth.  Higher CO2 and lighting will grow and spread them rapidly.

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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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Vesicularia montagnei

Characteristics:

Max Size: 6"

Care Level: Easy

Nutrient Source: Column Feeder

Composition: Background

Parameters

Co2: None

Light Level: Low

Tank Mates

Shrimps can graze and keep Java moss clean of algae.  In return, baby fry love to nest and hide in it.

Notes

Christmas moss is a great alternative to Java Moss.  It's another rootless plant where nutrients are not absorbed from the substrate but rather the water column. This is probably one of the most hardy and versatile plant species you can ever grow. You can tie or glue them to rocks and wood and let them create a nice foreground. Some will tie them to shaped mesh and mimic a carpet appearance on the ground.

Compare carpet plant options and select the next one for your planted https://plantedtankmates.com/aquarium-plants-for-beginners/

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/
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