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Cryptocoryne lutea also comes from Sri Lanka. Leaves are usually dark green and some display a subtle linear markings. As with most other species of cryptocoryne, propagation is via runners. New shoots burst through the substrate just a few centimeters away from the parent plant. If you want to suppress this spread, it is sufficient to simply remove any new shoots with sharp scissors or a knife. A common issue, that you might have heard of, with incorporating crypts to a new tank is the “crypt melt,” which is when a crypt plant is grown out of the water and then melts when put underwater. Typically, plants from wholesalers have been grown up out of water since they grow faster and are easier to raise. If a plant melts the best thing to do is just wait. The leaves might melt off but the roots will still be intact and usually shoots of new plants will come back up. 1 plant supplied in ceramic. NOT shrimp safe. 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.

Type

Water Temperature

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Lighting

500 – 1000 lux – Medium

PH Levels

5, 6, 7, 8

Growth Rate

Slow

Co2

5mg per Litre, 0mg per Litre, 10mg per Litre, 20mg per Litre