Anacharis - Egeria Najas

Anacharis - Egeria Najas

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Anacharis (Egeria Najas): A Versatile and Hardy Aquarium Plant

Enhance your aquarium with Anacharis, also known as Egeria najas. This resilient and easy-to-care-for plant is perfect for both beginners and experienced aquarists, providing a lush, green backdrop that benefits both the aesthetic and health of your aquatic environment.

Key Features:

1. Attractive Green Foliage: Anacharis features dense, bright green leaves that grow in whorls around the stem, creating a lush and natural look in your aquarium. Its vibrant color and bushy appearance make it a popular choice for aquascaping.

2. Versatile Planting Options: This plant can be used in various ways within your tank. Whether you choose to plant it in the substrate or let it float freely, Anacharis adapts well and continues to thrive, adding flexibility to your aquarium design.

3. Beneficial for Aquarium Health: Anacharis is known for its ability to absorb excess nutrients, helping to reduce algae growth and improve water quality. It also provides excellent hiding spots for small fish and fry, contributing to a balanced and healthy ecosystem.

4. Easy Maintenance: One of the most attractive features of Anacharis is its low maintenance requirements. It grows quickly and requires minimal care, making it an ideal plant for beginners or those looking for an effortless addition to their tank.

Care Instructions:

  • Lighting: Medium to high lighting is recommended to maintain robust growth and vibrant color. While Anacharis can tolerate low light conditions, it thrives best under brighter light.

  • Water Parameters: Anacharis is adaptable to a wide range of water conditions. It prefers temperatures between 60-82°F (15-28°C) and a pH range of 6.0-7.5. Regular water changes and good circulation will help keep the plant healthy.

  • Substrate: Although it can grow in any substrate, nutrient-rich substrates will promote faster and more robust growth. Anacharis can also thrive as a floating plant without any substrate.

  • Fertilization: While not strictly necessary, regular dosing with liquid fertilizers can enhance growth and vitality. Anacharis benefits from additional nutrients in the water column.

  • Propagation: Propagating Anacharis is straightforward. Simply cut a stem section and replant it in the substrate or let it float. The cuttings will quickly develop roots and continue to grow.

Maximum Size: Anacharis can grow up to 24 inches (60 cm) tall, making it suitable for medium to large aquariums. Regular trimming can keep it at a manageable size and encourage bushier growth.


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