Common name Dwarf hygrophila Origin India

A commonly available and popular aquarium plant that is tolerant and adaptable. The leaves are shorter (1.6 in/4 cm) and narrower (0.4 in/1 cm) than H. stricta and H. corymbosa and sport a light green, sometimes reddish-brown color. Regular pruning will keep the plant healthy. When it reaches toward the surface, the leaves become red and compact. Ideal conditions include strong lighting and an iron-rich, fine substrate.

Hygrophila polysperma 'Rosenverig'

Hygrophila polysperma

Hygrophila polysperma 'Big-leaf'

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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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