This plant normally grows fast, but the addition of CO2 may be necessary to promote growth.
In small open aquariums it can grow out of the aquarium and form beautiful surface leaves.
The finely branched leaves are very decorative and provide good contrast to other leaf shapes.
In good light Ceratopteris thalictroides grows fast and helps prevent algae by consuming large amounts of nutrients.
This makes it a good starter plant in small aquariums.
|Origin:||Asia||Country or continent where a plant is the most common. Cultivars arise or are bred in cultivation.|
|Growth rate:||High||Growth rate of the plant compared to other aquatic plants.|
|Height:||15 - 30+||Average height (cm) of the plant after two months in the tank.|
|Light demand:||Medium||The average or medium light demand of an aquarium plant is 0,5 W/L.|
|CO2 :||Low||A medium need in CO2 is 6-14 mg/L. A high demand in CO2 is approx. 15-25 mg/L.|