Cabomba furcata – Aquarium Plants

Cabomba furcata

Cabomba furcata – The Hard to Find but Highly Desirable Aquarium Plant

Cabomba furcata is a type of aquarium plant that is hard to find, but highly desired in the aquarium hobby. Its feathery leaves and unique shape make it a great addition to any planted tank. It is also very easy to care for, making it a great choice for beginner aquarists.

Cabomba furcata is a species of aquatic plant native to South America, most commonly found in Brazil and Argentina. The plant grows in shallow waters, with its stem reaching up to 30 cm in length, and the leaves up to 3 cm long. Its bright green leaves are arranged in a fan-like pattern, giving it a unique and attractive appearance.

Fun Fact: Cabomba furcata is one of the few aquarium plants that can survive and even thrive in waters with high levels of nitrate and phosphate.

Cabomba furcata is a great choice for beginner aquarists, due to its low maintenance requirements. The plant grows best in a medium-light tank with plenty of nutrients in the water. It is also very tolerant of temperature and pH fluctuations.

For more experienced aquarists, the plant can be propagated by cutting the stems and replanting them. It can also be grown in a variety of aquarium set-ups and will coexist peacefully with other plants.

The plant is also a great choice for fish tanks, as it provides plenty of cover and shade for fish. It is also a good source of food for fish, as they can nibble on the leaves and stems. This plant is particularly popular among tetras, rasboras, barbs and other small fish.

Nutrient Content of Cabomba furcata:

Nutrient Content (%)
Nitrogen 0.3
Phosphorus 0.1
Potassium 0.15
Iron 0.003
Magnesium 0.05
Calcium 0.05

Fish That Prefer Cabomba furcata:

Fish Preferred
Tetras Yes
Rasboras Yes
Barbs Yes
Catfish No
Cichlids No

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Report by Dr. Jenna Lee

Dr. Jenna Lee has a Ph.D. in Aquatic Biology and has over 10 years of experience working in the field of fish aquaculture

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