Cabomba piauhyensis - Red Cabomba

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Here's a summary of parameters for Cabomba piauhyensis:

  • Scientific Name: Cabomba piauhyensis
  • Water Temperature: 72-82°F (22-28°C)
  • pH Level: 6.0-7.5
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard (2-15 dGH)
  • Lighting: Cabomba piauhyensis benefits from moderate to high lighting levels. Provide at least 8-10 hours of light per day, preferably with full spectrum LED lighting.
  • CO2 Requirement: CO2 supplementation is beneficial for promoting healthy growth and preventing algae issues, especially in higher light setups. However, it can still grow well without CO2 injection.
  • Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate is preferred, as Cabomba piauhyensis can absorb nutrients through its roots. Use a high-quality planted aquarium substrate or add root tabs to provide essential nutrients.
  • Propagation: Can be propagated by stem cuttings. Simply cut healthy stems and replant them into the substrate, ensuring that the bottom nodes are buried.
  • Care Level: Moderate. Cabomba piauhyensis is a fast grower and requires regular pruning to prevent it from becoming too dense and shading other plants. Trim any yellowing or dead leaves to promote new growth.
  • Special Considerations: This plant is known for its beautiful, feathery leaves that can add a unique texture to your aquascape. It appreciates good water flow to prevent algae growth and to distribute nutrients evenly. Regular fertilization with a comprehensive liquid fertilizer is recommended to support its growth.

By maintaining these parameters and providing proper care, Cabomba piauhyensis can thrive in your aquarium, adding a vibrant and dynamic element to your aquascape.

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