Naiad Guadalupe (Najas guadelupensis) or, as it is called, Naiad finely toothed (Najas Flexikis) – aquarium plant family Nayadovye (Najadaceae).
Inhabits Guadalupe Naiad throughout the Americas.
Naiad finely toothed widespread among aquarists. This is one of the most unpretentious and resistant plants. It grows well and evenly throughout the year.
The plant forms in the water column openwork and dense thickets that are used as a substrate for spawning aquarium fish. Have nadu guadalupe on the background aquarium, thus creating a beautiful backdrop for large-leaved plants.
Naiad Guadalupe feels most comfortable in moderately warm or tropical aquarium. There are no special requirements for water parameters.
The temperature of the water can vary widely – from 18 to 30 ° C. Stiffness and active reaction do not matter much.
However, in softer water, mollusks finely toothed develops much more slowly. It is recommended to replace the water in the aquarium 3-4 times a month, as the plant grows more actively in fresh water.
Conditions lighting for the content of this aquarium plants not tough. Naiad Guadalupe grows well in both artificial and natural light. Withstands long shading, but in bright light overgrown mollusks gain juicy green color.
As the means of artificial lighting suitable fluorescent lamps, the optimum power which must be calculated per displacement aquarium – 0.4 watts per liter of water. Fluorescent lamps can also be combined with incandescent bulbs of low power.
The length of daylight for this plant depends on the duration of light. aquarium and can vary widely enough. Grow fine molded how can floating in the water column, and planted in the ground. In the latter case, an underdeveloped root system is formed, which basically acts as a means of attachment in the ground.
All nutrients Guadalupe Naiad gets out of the water, sucking them all over its surface. Therefore, the nature of the soil and the degree of its silting for the cultivation of this plant do not play a special role.
The plant does not need mineral fertilizing, receiving all the necessary substances with fish feed.
Breeds mollusk finely toothed cuttings. To get a new plant, simply take one of the shoots so numerous in this plant and create favorable conditions for its content.
Naiad Guadalupe so easy to maintain, recommended for novice aquarists. But this is not its only plus.
Naiad actively influences the metabolism aquarium, provides oxygen to aquarium dwellers and prepares water for other more demanding content plants.