Saturday, January 10, 2015

Hornwort | Coontail | Easy aquarium plant for beginners

The hornwort or coontail is one of my favorite plants for fish tanks. It is easy to maintain, grows fast with little requirements and can be placed as background plants or floating. In addition, it provides excellent shelter to small fry so it's a wonderful plant for beginners and experts alike. This plant has layered hair like foliage that helps oxygenate and clarify the water and keep algae growth to a minimum. It is found around the world in both moving and still waters, somethings anchored to muddy bottoms. i

Basic Information

Care Level: Easy
Lighting: Moderate
Placement: Background
Water Conditions: 59-86° F, KH 5-15, pH 6.0-7.5
Propagation: Side Shoots
Color Form: Green
Family: Ceratophyllaceae

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