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Bolbitis heteroclita is a slow growing amphibious fern and can survive under very weak light. However, it is most beautiful under stronger light. It is one of the more challenging plants to grow in an aquarium. Leaves grown under submersed conditions are smaller and wrinkled. High temperatures will usually cause the plants to wither and burn. Growth is optimal by supplying a current, CO2 and soft, slightly acidic water. Care must be taken not to cover the rhizome as it will rot. The common method is to tie them to wood or rocks. 1 plant supplied with ceramic ring. Plants are incubated in a solution of 0.01% of the insecticide Buprafezin for one hour (Please do not just drop these in a shrimp tank or with any other crustacean. To use these within a tank please wash in water with baking soda under light. These are treated to remove the insecticide but there are cases where this has not been fully removed causing casualty’s in crustacean.


Water Temperature

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500 – 1000 lux – Medium

PH Levels

6, 7, 8

Growth Rate

Very Slow


20mg per Litre, 30mg per Litre