Elodea canadensis

Common name: Canadian pondweed Origin: North America

Elodea canadensis is very similar in appearance to Egeria densa, and often sold as such, but does not tolerate warmer water as well as E. densa. Use it in groups of five or more for the best display. In good conditions, the plant will grow rapidly and may need regular pruning. Cutting will also result in the production of side shoots, creating a denser, bushier display. The plant is a good coldwater and pond subject; in tropical aquariums it may become weak over time. An adaptable specimen with no special requirements.

Maximum height: 20 in (50 cm) or more

Growth rate: Medium to Fast

Area: Background Light: Moderate to Bright

Temperature: 50-68°F (10-20°C) Propagation: From cuttings Difficulty: 1, 2

Scientific name:

Eusteralis stellata

Common name: Star rotala

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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