Cryptocoryne Sri Lanka

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Cryptocoryne Sri Lanka, a variety of Cryptocoryne wendtii, is a popular and attractive aquatic plant known for its vibrant green and brownish-red leaves. This plant can thrive in freshwater aquariums and adds a touch of elegance to your aquatic setup.

1. Tank Setup:

  • Tank Size: Cryptocoryne Sri Lanka can be grown in aquariums of various sizes, but a minimum of 10 gallons is recommended for optimal growth.

2. Substrate:

  • Use a nutrient-rich substrate like aquarium soil or fine gravel. Cryptocoryne Sri Lanka is a root-feeding plant, and a good substrate promotes healthy root development.

3. Lighting:

  • Cryptocoryne Sri Lanka can thrive in moderate to low lighting conditions. Avoid intense or direct lighting to prevent algae issues.
  • Employ full-spectrum LED or fluorescent aquarium lights, and consider providing shade with taller plants or decorations if necessary.

4. Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: Maintain a temperature range between 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C).
  • pH Level: Keep the pH level in the range of 6.0 to 7.5.
  • Water Hardness: Cryptocoryne Sri Lanka prefers soft to moderately hard water.

5. Water Quality:

  • Use a reliable aquarium filter to ensure good water circulation and filtration.
  • Perform regular water changes (approximately 10-20% every week) to maintain water quality and remove accumulated pollutants.

6. Plant Placement:

  • Plant Cryptocoryne Sri Lanka in the substrate with its roots buried in the gravel or substrate. Leave the crown (the point where the leaves emerge) slightly above the substrate to prevent rot.
  • Provide enough spacing between plants to allow for growth without overcrowding.

7. Fertilization:

  • Cryptocoryne Sri Lanka benefits from occasional fertilization. You can use liquid or root tab fertilizers designed for aquarium plants.
  • Follow the instructions on the product label, typically fertilizing every 2-4 weeks, to provide essential nutrients like iron, potassium, and micronutrients.

8. Pruning and Maintenance:

  • Regularly trim and remove any dead or decaying leaves to maintain the plant's overall health and appearance.
  • Prune back excessive growth to prevent overcrowding in the aquarium.

9. Propagation:

  • Cryptocoryne Sri Lanka can be propagated by dividing the plant when it has grown sufficiently.
  • Carefully separate the plant into smaller sections, each with roots and healthy leaves, and replant them in the substrate.

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