Difficulty

Propagation: By division

Difficulty: 1

Area: Floating Light: Bright Temperature: 72-75°F (22-24°C) Propagation: From runners Difficulty: 1, 2

Freshwater Aquarium Floating Plants

Above: Although the roots of this floating plant are not large and trailing compared to some floating species, they still provide welcome cover for sudace-dwelling fish.

Li m nob ¡um laevigatum

Synonym: L. stoloniferum, Hydromistria stolonifera

Common name: Amazon frogbit

Origin: South America

The thick, waxy leaves of the frogbit are 0.8-1.2 in (2-3 cm) long and almost round in shape. This adaptable floating plant can be kept in open-topped aquariums or tanks with adequate ventilation. Given conditions, it will spread rapidly and may need to be thinned occasionally.

Growth rate: Medium to Fast

Area: Floating Light: Bright Temperature: 72-75°F (22-24°C) Propagation: From runners Difficulty: 1, 2

Above: Although the roots of this floating plant are not large and trailing compared to some floating species, they still provide welcome cover for sudace-dwelling fish.

Floating Plant Roots
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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