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Anacharis Narrow Leaf (Egeria Najas)

Anacharis Narrow Leaf (Egeria Najas)
Fast
Medium
Easy
Plant Type:
Stem
Size:
Maximum height 80cm, Width 2-3cm (per stem), leaf length 2-4cm, leaf width 2mm.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2):
5 to 40 mg/l
Temperature:
15 to 30 °C
Placement:
Background

Egeria najas is an excellen plant for beginners, and its quick growth creates balance in the aquarium. It can likewise help prevent algae growth since it assimilates a great amount of nutrients from the water.

The plant secretes anti-microbial substances which can help counteract blue green algae growth (a sort of microorganism). The development rate depends generally on the measure of light and nutrition available. Growth does not stop in negative conditions, but rather the plant turns light in color and the rings become thin.

Like most plants, Narrow Leaf Anacharis will benefit from supplementation such as Flourish Excel, Seachem Flourish, Nitrogen and other plant fertilizers.

Range and localities:

Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, Northern Argentina

Availability [?]:

  • frequently available commercially

Common names:

  • Narrow-leaf Anacharis