What you will receive:
Selected number of strands of Egeria Densa
Egeria densa is a good plant for beginners, and its rapid growth helps create a balance in the aquarium from the start. Stems grows fast to 40-100 cm and becomes 2-4 cm wide. Egeria helps preventing algae because it absorbs a great number of nutrients from the water. The plant secretes antibiotic substances which can help prevent blue-green algae (a type of bacteria). The growth rate depends largely on the amount of light and nutrition available. Growth does not stop in unfavourable conditions, but the plant turns light in colour and the tendrils grow thin.
Origin – cosmopolitan
Growth Rate – High
Height – 20-30+
Light Demand – Low
CO2 – Low
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.