Hornpaw light green (Ceratophyllum submersum) is an aquarium plant of the family Corolisceae (Ceratophyllaceae).
Hornpaw light green – a widespread plant in nature. Forms dense thickets in coastal lighted areas of water bodies with standing or slowly flowing water.
Leaf color Cane leaflet light green varies from bright green to red. The leaves are fragile, dissected form, arranged in large numbers on a thin long stem.
The plant belongs to the rootless plants, in nature in the soil is fixed with the help of lower leaves.
Hornpaw light green – plant in the content not whimsical, quickly adapting to drops. Neither temperature nor water hardness have any special meaning.
For comfortable living suitable cold, tropical or moderately warm. aquarium. Have a rodentard in light green groups along the side wall. aquarium or in the background. So it looks the most impressive.
Growing hornomy light green fairly quickly. During the week, the increase may be 15-20 cm.
Often the plant reaches meter length. Therefore, when maintained in low aquariums, it grows, tightening the entire water surface of the aquarium, thereby creating a shadow for the lower growing plants.
In order to avoid unnecessary shading and maintaining the integrity of the overall decor, it is necessary to periodically shorten the stems of the leaf. To achieve the best appearance of the plant, it is necessary, first, to prevent the plant from reaching the surface of the water. To do this, the rotapole is shortened from the bottom, deepening into the ground.
Second, arrange aquarium as far as possible from the light source and water should be changed, if possible, rarely. it aquarium plant is superb natural by filter and actively participates in exchange processes in an aquarium. Therefore, periodically the plant stems should be washed under a stream of clean water.
The hornberry cleans the aquarium from nitrates and, due to the substance released, suppresses the growth of algae. However, there is only one rodentard, but a huge drawback is the extreme fragility of the stems.
For this reason, on sale in pet stores find Honeloaf light green almost impossible, since transportation is difficult.
Breeds Honeloaf light green by dividing the stem. It is enough to pinch off a small piece in order to get a new resident. aquarium.