Ceratophyllum Demersum

Aquatic Plants
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Ceratophyllum Demersum is a favorite amongst beginners and breeders!
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Ceratophyllum Demersum, more commonly known as Hornwort or Coontail, is a favorite amongst a variety of aquarium keepers. This aquatic plant species features fluffy foliage that produces a feathery appearance when used in the aquarium. Hornwort is more commonly seen in breeding projects as the plant is a free-floating species and provides valuable refuge for shrimplets and small fry. However, it can be planted like other aquatic stem plants and will certainly provide unique texture and bright color to the nature aquarium. Ceratophyllum Demersum is a prolific grower, so regular maintenance will be necessary to ensure the desired look is maintained.

Care is simple - another reason this plant is loved by both breeders and beginner hobbyists alike. It is a fairly tolerant species and will adapt to a wide range of aquarium conditions. We recommend low to medium lighting and consistent aquarium maintenance habits as a baseline.  

Common Name
Ceratophyllum Demersum
Coon's Tail
Care  Easy 
Lighting Low to Medium 
CO2 Not required
Suggested Placement Background or floating
Propagation Side Shoots
Growth Rate Fast
Shipping, Returns and Refunds
Live plants are shipped Monday - Friday for all west coast orders. For all remaining states, live plants will only be shipped Monday through Wednesday and Friday to ensure they arrive at your doorstep 100% healthy.

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Hard goods can be returned up to 14 days after receipt of purchase. Buyer is responsible for return shipping.

Due to its nature, we are unable to accept returns for live plants. In the unlikely event you are unsatisfied in any way, please contact us ASAP. We provide 100% DOA (Dead On Arrival) protection.

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