Ceratopteris siliquosa – Aquarium Plants

Ceratopteris siliquosa

Explore the World of Aquarium Plants with Ceratopteris Siliquosa

If you want to add a splash of green to your aquarium, Ceratopteris siliquosa is an ideal choice. This aquatic plant has a unique look and is easy to maintain, making it an ideal choice for both experienced and novice aquarium hobbyists.

What is Ceratopteris Siliquosa?

Ceratopteris siliquosa, also known as the water sprite, is a species of floating aquatic fern found in still and slow-moving waters in South and Southeast Asia. It is a popular species in aquariums and is often used in biotope aquaria to replicate a natural habitat.

What Does Ceratopteris Siliquosa Look Like?

Ceratopteris siliquosa has a light green to yellowish-green color and can grow up to 10 cm in height. Its fronds are feathery, with light green leaves that are rounded at the tips and grow in a circular pattern. Its roots are light brown to white in color and can reach up to 30 cm in length.

How to Care for Ceratopteris Siliquosa

Ceratopteris siliquosa is easy to care for, and can be grown in a variety of aquariums. It is relatively undemanding and does not require any special care or attention.

The plant should be provided with a nutrient-rich substrate and plenty of light. It can be placed in the middle or background of the aquarium, or even floated on the surface of the water.

Ceratopteris siliquosa is an important food source for many species of fish. It is an excellent source of nutrition, providing essential vitamins and minerals.

Nutrients in Ceratopteris Siliquosa

Nutrient Content
Protein 12.1%
Fat 0.5%
Fiber 5.6%
Ash 7.2%
Moisture 74.6%

Types of Fish that Prefer Ceratopteris Siliquosa

  • Betta Fish
  • Gouramis
  • Catfish
  • Cichlids
  • Tetras
  • Killifish

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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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