Atonogeton Madagascar (Aponogeton madagascariensis), or as it is called, Atonogeton mesh (Aponogeton fenestralis) – aquarium plant belonging to Aponogeton (Aponogeton) family, Aponogeton family (Aponogetonaceae) .
Homeland Atonogeton Madagascar is the island of Madagascar. It is also believed to be found in the Comoros and the island of Mauritius, where it was delivered.
Dwells in slow-flowing waters, in the shade of trees and plants growing above the reservoir.
There is a large intraspecific variation. Atonogeton net. Different populations require completely different conditions.
It is a tender and capricious plant with ovate, elongated leaves, the color of which varies from green to reddish-green. The tissue between the veins is completely absent.
The leaves in length reach 30-50cm, and in width 6-8cm.
Due to its netted leaf structure Atonogeton Madagascar is a popular aquarium plant, despite the fact that it is very capricious and it is rarely possible to grow a beautiful and long-standing culture. Therefore, this plant is not recommended for ordinary aquarium enthusiasts, and it should be grown by experienced professionals who can create aperogeton net for satisfactory conditions for its long-term cultivation.
Aquarium for Atonogeton Madagascar must have a dark corner where the plant is planted. Water in aquarium it is necessary to change constantly to fresh, preferably the same chemical composition and temperature as the previous one.
If a aquarium located near the window, it is recommended to choose the north window. Otherwise, the illuminated side is protected with transparent paper.
If a lighting artificial then the water surface is shaded floating plants, and in aquarium desirable to settle aquarium fish, that feed on algae. Direct sunlight will damage the plant.
The content of aponegatone should be at water 18-22 ° C, and in the rest period from January to March – 15-18 ° C.
Breeding Atonogeton net carried out with the help of shoots or parts of the rhizoid. You can also grow seedlings, and the water for them should be the same chemical composition and temperature.