Ceratophyllum Demersum 'Foxtail' Aquarium Plant-PIFT001

Ceratophyllum Demersum 'Foxtail' Aquarium Plant-PIFT001

  • Rs. 260.00

Ceratophyllum Demersum 'Foxtail' Aquarium Plant-PIFT001

Ceratophyllum demersum 'Foxtail' was found in a smaller tributary in Bolivia.Ceratophyllum has no roots as such, but it is nevertheless possible to plant it in the bottom of an aquarium and stems can become up to 80 cm tall and 5 cm wide. 'Foxtail' differs because its leaves are closer together and it has lateral shoots, which gives it an attractive, compact appearance.
The plant also distinguishes itself because it is hardier and its stalks do not break as easily as those of other Ceratophyllum-varieties. 

This plant – native to Central and South American – goes by a few different names:

  • Myriophyllum pinnatum
  • Myrio Green
  • Myrio Foxtail
  • Cutleaf Watermilfoil
  • Green Foxtail

In appearance, it’s a light green color that starts out a bit darker shade but gets to be super bright green once it gets established.

The soft leaves are very fine and delicate, with a feathery texture.

As far as placement in the aquarium goes:

It is usually used as a background plant (though it can work in the mid-ground too).

Because of its dense growth, it can create a beautiful thick background wall – also useful for hiding tank equipment as well as gorgeous to look at.

(It’s one of the few plants that can survive goldfish!)

In the right conditions, it can grow 1″ every 2 weeks – sometimes even more.  So it doesn’t take long to get established.

Get this:

It can grow up to 2 feet tall!

Propagating this plant couldn’t be easier…

… Simply snap the stems off, strip an inch off the bottom of the stem and plant into the substrate.

There are some fishkeepers who find that algae eaters are destructive to this plant.  Of course, due to its fast growth rate this might not be a big deal.



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