Java Fern Crested Pots – Live Aquarium Plant

  • Introducing Micro Crested – Terracotta Aquarium Plant: an extraordinary addition with crested leaves and a warm terracotta hue.
  • Moderate care level (3/10), suitable for intermediate and experienced aquarists.
  • Compatible with peaceful fish species, adding texture and depth to your tropical underwater landscape.
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Introduction: Embrace the unique beauty of Micro Crested – Terracotta aquarium plant, an extraordinary addition that will elevate the aesthetics of your underwater world. With its captivating crested leaves and terracotta hue, this aquatic gem is sure to become the centerpiece of your aquascape.

Origin: Micro Crested – Terracotta, also known as Microsorum pteropus ‘Crested,’ hails from Southeast Asia, specifically found in regions like India, Malaysia, and Indonesia. It thrives in freshwater habitats with moderate water flow.

Scientific Name: The scientific name of this eye-catching aquarium plant is Microsorum pteropus ‘Crested.’

Lighting Requirements: To highlight its striking crested leaves and promote healthy growth, Micro Crested – Terracotta requires moderate to high lighting. Providing it with 10 to 12 hours of light each day will support its optimal development.

Care Level: With a care level of 3 on a scale of 1 to 10, Micro Crested – Terracotta requires moderate care, making it suitable for intermediate and experienced aquarists.

Preferred Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: 68°F to 82°F (20°C to 28°C)
  • pH Level: 6.0 to 7.5
  • GH Level (General Hardness): 3 to 15 dGH
  • KH Level (Carbonate Hardness): 2 to 8 dKH

Placement: Micro Crested – Terracotta is best placed as a midground or background plant in your aquarium. Its unique crested leaves add texture and depth to your aquascape.

Growth Rate: This captivating plant exhibits a moderate growth rate, allowing it to fill out your aquascape while maintaining its unique appearance.

CO2 and Fertiliser: While CO2 supplementation is not mandatory, providing nutrient-rich substrate and regular liquid fertilization will support its healthy growth and vibrant coloration.

Potential Problems: Micro Crested – Terracotta is generally hardy and resistant to diseases. However, it may experience melting leaves when adapting to new tank conditions. With proper care and acclimation, it will recover and flourish.

Compatible Fishes: Micro Crested – Terracotta is compatible with various peaceful fish species that appreciate its lush environment. Some suitable tankmates include:

  • Neon Tetras
  • Rasboras
  • Gouramis
  • Swordtails
  • Corydoras Catfish

Other Suitable Plants: To create an enchanting and diverse aquascape, consider pairing Micro Crested – Terracotta with other aquatic plants, such as:

  • Java Fern
  • Anubias
  • Cryptocoryne
  • Ludwigia
  • Vallisneria

Tropical or Cold Water?: Micro Crested – Terracotta thrives in tropical water conditions, with a stable temperature between 68°F to 82°F (20°C to 28°C) to flourish.

What Fish Can Eat It?: Micro Crested – Terracotta is not commonly consumed by aquarium fish, making it a safe and visually captivating addition to your tank.

A Fun Fact: The crested leaves of this plant are a natural variation caused by genetic mutations. Its unique appearance and terracotta hue make it a sought-after choice among aquarists looking to create a mesmerizing underwater landscape.

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