Cryptocoryne Affinis Red

Aquatic Plants

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Cryptocoryne Affinis Red is a species of Cryptocoryne that can be found growing densely in groups located in western Malaysia. Cryptocoryne Affinis Red is comparable in appearance to that of Cryptocoryne Wendtii and Cryptocoryne Beckettii. However because those species are much easier to propagate, Crypt Affinis isn't as widely available now. This fact makes it much more appealing to Cryptocoryne enthusiasts and it is now considered a highly coveted species within the planted tank hobby.

Cryptocoryne Affinis Red features smooth leaves that vary in green coloration, with a deep reddish-brown hue bordering its leaves. Cryptocoryne Affinis Red can vary in size and the final size is determined by the environment in which it is kept. When provided with strong lighting and CO2, Cryptocoryne Affinis Red grows shorter and flatter with a wider spread. The alternative yields heights of around 15 inches, if the low-tech environment is optimal. Cryptocoryne species are fairly hardy once adapted to the aquarium but do not appreciate being moved around so once a spot is chosen, care should be taken to not disturb the plant and parameters within the tank should not fluctuate too quickly.

Propagation is done by splitting the rhizome or cutting off new growth and replanting. 

Cryptocoryne Affinis Red Aquarium Plant for Planted Aquarium Tank

Common Name Crypt Affinis Red
Care Moderate
Lighting Low to Medium 
CO2 Recommended
Suggested Placement Midground to Background 
Propagation Separate and plant
Growth Rate Slow to Moderate
Height 10-15"

Tissue culture plants are grown in-vitro by laboratories who specialize in propagating aquatic plants. There is a huge selection of plant species that have been propagated this way. This is truly the best option for those who want absolutely zero unwanted pests, algae and pesticides. This makes them perfect for shrimp keepers and any planted tank enthusiasts alike.

NOTE: It is important to remove the tissue culture agar gel before planting. Simply wash the gel away, divide, and plant.

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