1000 – 1500 lux – Bright
20mg per Litre, 30mg per Litre
What you will receive:
Selected number of strands of Cabomba Piauhyensis is also known as the Cabomba Furcata or more commonly, the Red Camboba.
This is a very neat underwater plant that features orange or red leaves that resemble the needles of a pine tree. These needles are often 1 to 2 inches in length and are actually make up the flower of the Red Camboba plant.
The stem of this plant has a width of 2 to 3 inches and a length of up to 10 inches, with an additional 2 – 3 inches in length for the flower, meaning that this plant can reach almost a foot in height if the conditions are proper.
While this plant is very beautiful, it is actually not a prime choice for aquariums because it is very hard to grow. The main reason it is so hard to grow is because it required a very high level of light, that being more light than most aquariums can provide without killing everything else inside of it including fish and plants. If there is not enough light, at least 3 watts per gallon, then the plant becomes very fragile, the shoots begin to become thinner and weak, and eventually the whole plant will die.
This aquatic plant also requires a lot of attention in terms of nutrients. It needs a very rich substrate that is full of various nutrients and it will also require supplements to thrive as well. The most common supplemental need of this plant is nitrate as well as phosphate.
The Red Camboba also needs to be regularly fertilised with micronutrients in order to live up to its full potential. It also requires a fairly high amount of CO2 to be present in the water which means that regular CO2 injections are needed. Without any and all of these nutrients the Red Camboba is not likely to grow very big or very well, and if left for too long without any of these nutrients it will die.
Ceramic rings are provided, but are removed to avoid damage in the post. Normally delivered within 3 – 5 days but on occasion this maybe delayed which is why this was extended for delivery.
This plant, in lower levels of light is a lovely foreground plant, as it tends to grow around 5 – 10 cm tall. If in high intense light, it can grow up to 30 cm tall. Medium CO2 requirements.
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 casualties in crustacean.