Echinodorus tenellus

Common name: Pygmy chain swordplant

Origin: Northern and southern America

In good conditions, this tiny Echinodorus species will spread and create a lawnlike appearance across the foreground of the aquarium. Provide medium-bright lighting, a fine substrate, and medium-soft water. When you buy them, many specimens exhibit the terrestrial leaf form, which is more oval shaped and on short stems. When placed underwater, the terrestrial form will lose all the existing leaves before growing new aquatic ones.

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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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