Riccia fluitans - Crystalwort Moss

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1 Portion size: 2 ounce container


Here's a summary of parameters for Riccia fluitans:

  • Scientific Name: Riccia fluitans
  • Water Temperature: 59-77°F (15-25°C)
  • pH Level: 6.0-7.5
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard (2-15 dGH)
  • Lighting: Riccia fluitans thrives in high lighting conditions. It requires at least moderate to high lighting levels for optimal growth.
  • CO2 Requirement: CO2 supplementation is beneficial for promoting healthy growth and pearling (bubbles of oxygen) in this plant. However, it can also grow without CO2 injection.
  • Substrate: This floating plant does not require substrate, as it is usually left floating in the aquarium. It can also be attached to rocks, driftwood, or mesh for different aquascaping effects.
  • Propagation: Riccia fluitans propagates easily. Simply divide the plant into smaller portions and attach or float them in the desired areas of the tank.
  • Care Level: Easy to moderate. Regular pruning is necessary to control its growth and prevent it from covering the entire surface of the tank.
  • Special Considerations: Proper water circulation is important to prevent stagnant areas where Riccia fluitans can accumulate and decay. It is also important to keep it trimmed regularly to maintain its shape and prevent it from blocking light to other plants.

By maintaining these parameters and providing suitable care, Riccia fluitans can thrive in your aquarium, adding a beautiful lush green carpet or floating mat to the aquatic environment.

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We aim to assist you in replicating a natural ecosystem within your aquarium. Cultivating thriving aquatic plants contributes to a visually appealing and vibrant aquarium ambiance.