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Glossostigma elatinoides Grade b

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  • Japanese Takashi Amano has inspired many aquarium owners to keep Glossostigma elatinoides.
  • This plant prefers co2 and high lighting. If high lighting is used it will grow thousands of runners giving it a carpet like appearance.
  • Use it with ricca fluitans to hold the ricca down.
  • Bunch freshwater aquarium plant
    Needs high lighting like metal halide or power compacts and co2


Green Hygro ( Hygrophila polysperma )

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Hornwort ( Coonstail )

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Ceratophyllum demersum has whirled leaves which are densely crowded at the apex of beautifully branched stems, whereas inter-nodes may exceed 3 cm in length at the base of older stems. Ceratophyllum demersum is an obligate, submerged perennial plant which does not form roots. In Nature it is usually found buried in sandy to silty sediments where it anchors itself by modified leaves. Ceratophyllum demersum often forms monospecific populations and is found down to 10m depth as individual very slow-growing plants. In the aquarium, on the other hand, it prefers relatively high light, and it does not tolerate transportation for extended periods. It excretes substances toxic to algae (allelopathic behaviour) and under good growth conditions, it efficiently inhibits most algae growth. It is also a great plant for brackish tanks and will tolerate a certain amount of salinity.
Author: Tropica

Java Fern ( Microsorium pteropus )

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Microsorum pteropus
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Scientific Name: Microsorum pteropus
Common Name:
Distribution: South-East Asia
Height: 20-35
Width: 12-18
Light Required: low-high
Temperature: 22-30
pH: neutral
Ease of care: easy
Notes: Microsorum pteropus is a water fern and is found attached to roots and rocks in Nature. The olive green leaves grow from a horizontal rhizome. To begin with the new plant should be attachedto the substrate with a thin wire or a rubberband until new anchor roots have been formed.
Microsorum pteropus does not require any special attension and survives and even grows at very low light intensities although at a lower growth rate. It accepts very soft water and up to even brackish water. Microsorum pteropus is easily reproduced from small adventitious plants which is formed on the older leaves. This process is induced if the leaf floats at the surface and the new plants grow bigger.
The black spots forming on the a baxial leaf side is not due to pathogens as often interpreted but rather sporangia needed in the sexual reproduction of the plant. You can greatly enhance the application of this plant - try to take a look at the article Plants cultivated on stones and treeroots! Also, the article Microsorum pteropus 'Windeløv' and Microsorum pteropus 'Tropica' provides more thorough information. See also fish-proof plants from Tropica Aquarium Plants.
Author: Tropica
  • Java Fern ( Microsorium pteropus ) is a hardy deep green plant, almost indestructible.
  • It can be grown under low to high lighting conditions
  • It's rhizome can be split like anubius to create more plants.
  • Attach this plant to wood or rock to create wonderful aquascapes
  • One freshwater plant



Java Fern LG

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Java Lace Fern


This plant likes low to medium lighting.
1 Rhizome


Java Moss ( Vesicularia dubyana) Usually grade B

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Java Moss is the popular name for Vesicularia dubyana. It is hardy and makes few demands on the water and light. Java moss attaches itself easily to all surfaces, making it suitable for decorating stones and tree roots or hiding aquarium equipment. Use fishing line to keep Java Moss in position until it attaches itself. If growth is too vigorous, prune with scissors. Java moss provides a wonderful hiding place for young fish. V. dubyana can also be used in terrariums if the air humidity is high.

Author: Tropica

  • Java Moss ( Vesicularia dubyana) is a great plant for any  freshwater aquarium.
  • It does not have a good taste so you can even have it in your African Cichlid fish tank.
  • This plant can grow under low lighting conditions or medium to high.
  • Java Moss will attach itself to driftwood or rocks. Just tie some fishing line around it and java moss will adhere to it in about 2 weeks.

Lilaeopsis brasiliensis

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Lilaeopsis brasiliensisis grass-looking small amphibious plant which is verysuitable for foreground decoration. The submerged culture is easy, but it is usually quite slow growing. Lilaeopsis brasiliensis can grow in soft as well as in hardwater and it accepts a wide light regime, though highlight tends to speed up the growth. The emergent culture is especially well suited for paludariua where Lilaeopsis brasiliensis within a few weeks builds a thick carpet. It is able to survive down to 0 oC or even in an ice covered pond.

Author: Tropica
  • Lilaeopsis brasiliensis is another grass like plant
  • This plant is easy to keep, and can be used to create that wonderful aquascape you have always dreamed of.
  • Lilaeopsis brasiliensis is great for egg scattering fish to drop thier eggs in so the fry can hatch
  • (Portion plug approx 50-100 stems)

Marimo balls ( Cladophora aegagropila ) RARE

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  • These rare oddities are only found in nature in  in a lake found in Japan where it is considered a national treasure.
  • These moss balls can get huge over 1 ft but would take many years to accomplish this.
  • This is one of the few types of good/benefical freshwater algae.
  • Slow grower under low or high lighting easy to grow plant
  • 1 Plant

Mexican Oakleaf Shinnersia rivularis

Shinnersia rivularis or 'Mexican Oak Leaf' is a beautiful and very fast rowing swamp plant. However, it thrive well under water too, and it is there fore well suited for aquaria as well as paludaria. The leaves are brightly green and very variable though often lanceolate in appearance. It requires high light to produce maximum growth rates but more moderate light is sufficient in most cases. The substrate does not seem to be very important and even free floating shoots continues to grow and soon adventitious shoot are formed, too. When grown as a swamp plant Shinnersia rivularis can grow up to 1 m tall. In addition, the plant can be used in garden ponds during summertime. See also fish-proof plants from Tropica Aquarium Plants.
Author: Tropica

Micro sword Mat 1 ft squared These usually arrive in great condition

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  • Lilaeopsis brasiliensis is another grass like freshwater aquarium plant
  • This plant is easy to keep, and can be used to create that wonderful aquascape you have always dreamed of.
  • Lilaeopsis brasiliensis is great for egg scattering fish to drop thier eggs in so the fry can hatch
  • 1 ft squared huge would overfill a 10 gal tank

Moneywort ( Bacopa monnieri )

Narrow Leaf Chain sword

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Echinodorus tenellus is the smallest of all sword plants. The leaves are shorter than 7 cm and about 2 mm wide, linear or sometimes lanceolate with 1-3 veins. In Nature, E. tenellus occupies the banks of large rivers where the emergent plants produce numerous flowers during the dry season. At favourable conditions in the aquarium, E. tenellussoon forms a dense carpet and it is thus very suitable as a foreground plant. In large aquaria (deeper than 40 cm)care should be taken to provide enough light because E.tenellus is rather light demanding. The plant prefers a fine-grained nutrient rich substrate - preferable sand mixed with 25% clay and laterite - and neutral to acid,soft water. E. tenellus is quite variable from individuals with lightly green and fairly short blades and to individuals with longer and darker green or even brownish blades. Also, in the shops one meets the 'false tenellus' which is simply Lilaeopsis brasiliensis.
Author: Tropica

Nymphaea zenkeri 'Green' ?? Nymphaea zenkeri 'Tiger lotus green'

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Nymphaea lotus ("zenkeri")- or the Tiger Lotus - is recognised to be among the most graceful aquarium plants. It is a quite variable speciesand the leaf colour may vary from bright green overred-brown to red-violet. It is without comparison themost suitable Nymphaea species for aquarium purposes because it sets numerous water leaves beforefloating leaves are produced. When floating leaves are produced the plant easily sets flowers, too. A nice odourescapes from the flower which, however, only opens duringnight-time. If, on the other hand, floating leaves are unwanted due to the strong light competition, newly formed floating leaves and longer roots may be removed.The plant thereafter begins to produce water leaves. Nymphaealotus ("zenkeri") is an unpretentious plant though a nutrient rich substrate is required to sustain optimal growth.
Author: Tropica
  •  Nymphaea zenkeri 'Tiger lotus green is a great bulb type plant that does well in most aquariums
  • Needs low-med lighting requirements
  • Thows off beautiful green lillypads up to 6 inches
  • Has red spots on on its lilly leaves
  • Can just be tossed in the tank and will root itself
  • Great as a pond plant or aquarium plant
  • ( 1 Freshwater Plant)

    Nymphaea zenkeri 'Red' ??? Nymphaea zenkeri 'Tiger lotus red'

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    • Nymphaea zenkeri 'Red' ??? Nymphaea zenkeri 'Tiger lotus red is a great bulb type plant that does well in most aquariums
    • Needs med lighting requirements
    • Thows off beautiful red colors on its lilly leaves
    • Can just be tossed in the tank and will root itself
    • ( 1 Freshwater Plant) My be newly sprouted bulb



    Parrot Feather

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    Water Sprite ( Ceratopteris thalictroides )

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    Ceratopteris thalictroidesis an aquatic fern. It is fast growing at high light levels and thus suitable for removing excessive in organicnutrients from the water in the aquarium. CO2enrichment enhances growth significantly. Ceratopteris thalictroides is very plastic according to size and grows quite big in large aquaria whereas the size is more moderate in smaller ones. It is extremely easy to reproduce because it is able to set adventitious plantsat the rim of the leaves. Just leave a leaf floating onthe water surface and new plants will develop in duecourse. For some reason this plant either grows like weedor it slowly dies off.
    Author: Tropica
    • Water Sprite ( Ceratopteris thalictroides ) is a plant is a fast grower that quickly removes excess nutrients out of your water making a more hospitable tank enviroment for your fish. 
    • This plant can either be planted or left floating in your aquarium
    • It will put out long streaming roots for your fish if left floating.
    • Many betta breeders use this plant for breeding fry.
    •  It can grow under low, med or high lighting.


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