Elatine Hydropiper is another popular aquatic plant that is commonly used as a foreground carpeting aquatic plant. Loved for its tiny leaves, Elatine Hydropiper's size is comparable to Hemianthus Callitrichoides HC Cuba, but resembles a miniature Glossostigma Elatinoides. This aquatic plant has a lovely rich green hue and will readily form a carpet with relative ease so long as proper growing conditions within the planted aquarium tank are present. Almost perfect, Elatine Hydropiper's downside is its temperamental nature towards fluctuating temperatures. This aquatic plant does not grow well in planted aquarium tanks that are too warm and will suffer from sudden heat. If possible, the aquarium should be kept cool with the addition of CO2 injection and quality aquarium lighting. If successful, Elatine Hydropiper will carpet fairly quick and is generally undemanding. Its small size makes it a perfect choice for planted nano aquarium tanks. Similar to Glosso, Elatine Hydropiper will grow in an upwards fashion. To keep this aquatic plant growing lush and low, quality aquarium led lighting should be provided. Once established, regular pruning will be required!
When planting, small clumps should be placed half an inch apart from each other to help the plants grow together more quickly. CO2 addition and soft water will promote growth significantly.
|Common Name||Elatine Hydropiper|
|Care||Moderate to Difficult|
Medium to High
Trim and plant runners
Moderate to Fast
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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