Eleoharis (Eleocharis acicularis) or, as it is also called, Needle needle or needle bog – aquarium plant Family Osokovye (Suregaseae).
Grows Needle needle along the edge of ponds, rivers, and swamps, preferring silty, sandy, pebble, or clayey soils. Widely distributed in warm areas of South and North America, Australia, Europe and Asia (quite often it can be found in the rice fields).
Quite often, this plant is used as an anchor to hold the Riccia on the bottom. Pebbles are pressed into a lump of riccia, and afterwards with a pair of tweezers they plant a bush of needle-like squirrel there.
Eleoharis – This is a plant that has completely no leaf. Its light green stem is long, slender, rather stiff.
The top of the stem is brown and has a needle shape. In length syntyag reaches 15 cm. The rhizome of the plant is filiform and very branched.
Small spikelets have an elliptical shape. Bisexual flowers are arranged spirally.
The whitish fruit has an almost round shape; longitudinal ribs and transverse stripes are visible in cross section.
Preferable contain needle needle at aquarium with a low water level, as with a higher level the plant stops growing. In large aquarium fish planted in the middle, and in small aquariums The plant will look more advantageous in the foreground.
It is necessary to regulate the density of the plant. Needle needle perfect for spawning aquariums.
You can plant it on the banks of the pond. In shallow water, the hermitage blooms in the period June-October, it does not tolerate the winter.
Water with a temperature of 20-24 ° C (in winter about 12-16 ° C), hardness up to 15 ° and a pH in the range of 6.2-7.5 is necessary for the aquarium content of the herring grass. The plant does not tolerate fouling and the formation of plaque on the stem, so you should follow the purity aquarium. Be sure to regularly replace the water and clean the soil.
Lighting can be artificial and natural. With content Eleoharis at aquarium It is recommended to protect the plant from direct sunlight in order to avoid the appearance of algae on it. The use of incandescent lamps is not desirable, mainly used fluorescent lamps (type LB), with a capacity of 0.5 W / l.
Not be superfluous side lights. Light day should be about 14 hours. Needle grasper grows seasonally.
The soil should contain clay, sand and some garden soil. Since the needle filler has a weak root system, it is enough to have a primer with a layer of 2-3 cm.
The plant does not require mineral dressing, it is enough for a sityag to nourish the natural siltation of the soil.
Breeding Needle needle occurs with soil layers that are formed next to the mother plant. These layers are separated and deposited in a new place.