Ammannia gracilis

Common name: Delicate ammannia, Red ammannia Origin: Africa

With its unusual leaf shape, Ammannia gracilis can look very effective when planted in groups and set against other plants with light green leaves. For the best effect, use shorter foreground plants around the base. The leaves vary in length depending on aquarium conditions. In good conditions, they may reach 4-4.7 In (10-12 cm) long, but 3.2-4 in (8-10 cm) is more usual. For the best results, provide bright lighting and a nutrient- and iron-rich, loose substrate. Under moderate lighting the leaves may appear thin and/or weak. Bright lighting intensifies the leaf color.

Maximum height: 10-20 in (25-50 cm)

Growth rate: Medium to Fast, depending on conditions

Area: Background, Midground

Light: Very Bright

Propagation: From cuttings and side shoots

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The COMPLETE guide to Aquariums

The word aquarium originates from the ancient Latin language, aqua meaning water and the suffix rium meaning place or building. Aquariums are beautiful and look good anywhere! Home aquariums are becoming more and more popular, it is a hobby that many people are flocking too and fish shops are on the rise. Fish are generally easy to keep although do they need quite a bit of attention. Puppies and kittens were the typical pet but now fish are becoming more and more frequent in house holds. In recent years fish shops have noticed a great increase in the rise of people wanting to purchase aquariums and fish, the boom has been great for local shops as the fish industry hasnt been such a great industry before now.

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