Comments: This is a premium quality Live Plant.
Compatibility: this plant does well with most kinds of aquarium fish except for fish that need salt in their water, fish that dig and uproot plants like many Cichlids, and fish that routinely eat plants.
Temperature: This plant like temperatures that range from 70 to 80+ degrees F.
Generally we don't recommend temperatures above 80-degrees F. in aquariums, because the oxygen level begins to drop rapidly above 80-degrees, and this is not good for most fish.
However this plant seems to tolerate temperatures above 80-degrees F.
Water Conditions: This plant likes water with a pH of 6 to 7.5 with mild hardness.
Most water in the U.S. has a higher pH and is harder but seems to be OK.
On the other hand I've seen this plant doing very well in an aquarium with 100% RO-water, which probably has a pH of 6 to 6.5 and almost no hardness.
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Aquarium Filter: Bio-Wheel Filters are highly recommended for aquariums with fish. But plants usually do better without a Bio-Wheel Filter, because Bio-Wheels quickly remove CO2 from the water, and plants need CO2.
The addition of Lava Rocks will keep nitrates in the ideal range for fish, which is not too low for plants.
Life Span: this live plant can live for several years and sometimes many years with proper care and good water.
Names: The scientific name for this plant is Hygrophila Pinnatifida.
It's appearance also seems to vary with the intensity of the aquarium lighting.
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