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Echinodorus quadricostatus - (Fassett, 1955)
Chain Sword

Florida Aquatic Nursery

Family: Alismataceae

Other common name(s):

  • Dwarf Swordplant

Native range:

Maximum height: 5-6 cm

Lighting: Bright light.

Placement: Foreground, midground

Water: Freshwater 22 °C (295 K, 72 °F) - 28 °C (301 K, 82 °F)

[edit] Overview

The Chain Swordplant always puts its best foot forward in your foreground or midground planting. With bright light and a sandy gravel substrate to give the roots a foothold, it will quickly form a light green carpet in your tank.

[edit] Feeding

This little gem can get anemic. If the leaves turn yellow, add iron. CO2 fertilization will create a thick, carpet in short order.

[edit] Aquarium Compatibility

This plant loves everybody except "Geophagus,'

Reference: 101 Best Aquarium Plants
Text credit: MES
Facts about Chain SwordRDF feed
Common name Chain Sword  +, and Dwarf Swordplant  +
Family Alismataceae  +
Genus Echinodorus  +
Lighting Bright light.  +
Maximum height 5 -6 cm  +
Native range South America  +, and Central America  +
Placement Foreground, midground  +
Reference 101 Best Aquarium Plants  +
Specific name quadricostatus  +
Text credit MES  +
Water max temp 301 K (28 °C, 82 °F)  +
Water min temp 295 K (22 °C, 72 °F)  +
Water type Freshwater  +

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