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Cryptocoryne Blassii – submerged – Aquarium Strands


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What you will receive:

Selected number of strands of Cryptocoryne Blassii 

Cryptocoryne cordata is native to South Thailand, West Malaysia, Sumatra and Borneo. The varieties are very variable in leaf shape and leaf colour. This variety of cordata has narrower leaves than the more familiar heart-shaped variety. The underside of the leaf is slightly red and the upper leaf surface has an attractive streaked pattern. Softer water is preferable with mid to low-intensity lighting. After a certain period of acclimatisation, this Cryptocoryne can also be kept in harder water. Growing to a height of 20 cm, this variety is recommended for the middle area of the aquarium.

Origin: Thailand

Type: Stem

Growth: Medium

Height: 20 cm

Light demands: Medium/Low

CO2 demands: Medium/Low

  • pH 6 – 8
  • Difficulty – Easy
  • Temperature 20 – 26 Degrees C

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.





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