Tonina Fluviatilis - *Rare*

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1 bunch - 6-10 stems 

 

Here's a summary of parameters for Tonina fluviatilis:

  • Scientific Name: Tonina fluviatilis
  • Water Temperature: 68-82°F (20-28°C)
  • pH Level: 5.5-7.5
  • Water Hardness: Soft to moderately hard (2-15 dGH)
  • Lighting: High lighting levels are crucial for Tonina fluviatilis. Provide at least 8-10 hours of intense light per day, preferably with full spectrum LED lighting.
  • CO2 Requirement: CO2 supplementation is highly beneficial for promoting healthy growth and vibrant colors, especially in higher light setups.
  • Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate is essential. Use a high-quality planted aquarium substrate or add root tabs to provide essential nutrients. Tonina fluviatilis has delicate roots that benefit from a nutrient-rich substrate.
  • Propagation: Tonina fluviatilis can be propagated by cuttings. Simply trim healthy stems and replant them into the substrate, allowing them to grow and form new shoots.
  • Care Level: Moderate to high. Regular pruning is necessary to maintain its bushy appearance and prevent overcrowding. Trim any excess growth to promote denser and healthier growth.
  • Special Considerations: Tonina fluviatilis is known for its slender, needle-like leaves and vibrant green to red coloration, especially under high light and CO2 supplementation. It appreciates stable water conditions and thrives in well-oxygenated water. Regular fertilization with a comprehensive liquid fertilizer containing iron and micronutrients is recommended to support its growth and coloration. Tonina fluviatilis is a delicate plant that requires careful attention to water parameters and lighting, making it more suitable for experienced aquarists. It is often used as a midground or background plant to add a striking and colorful element to the aquascape.

By maintaining these parameters and providing proper care, Tonina fluviatilis can thrive in your aquarium, adding a beautiful and vibrant touch to your aquascape.

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