Myriophyllum tuberculatum

Common name: Red myriophyllum Origin: Brazil, South America

The stem and leaves of this plant vary between brown and red, depending on various aquarium conditions. The color is highly unusual among common aquarium plants, making this plant a popular choice in planted displays. The fine, feathery leaves require clean, well-filtered water; any debris and/or algae will clog them and stop them photosynthesizing. Strong lighting is essential for this plant. Do not plant individual stems too close together, otherwise light may not reach the lower leaves. The plant will spread across the surface and produce side shoots. Iron-rich fertilizers will improve growth. A very similar plant, Myriophyllum mattogrossense, is often available.

Maximum height: Up to 16 in (40 cm)

Growth rate: Medium to Fast

Area: Background, Midground

Light: Very Bright

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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