Cryptocoryne balansae – Aquarium Plants

Cryptocoryne balansae

Cryptocoryne Balansae -A Spectacular Aquarium Plant

Cryptocoryne balansae is an attractive and popular aquarium plant. It is a species of freshwater plant in the family Araceae, native to South Asia. It is an easy-to-grow plant which makes it ideal for novice aquarists. It has bright green leaves and can reach heights of up to 15 cm.

This plant is a great addition to any aquarium as it adds beauty and can also provide hiding places for fish. It is best suited for tropical aquariums with soft, acidic water. It is also relatively undemanding and can thrive in a wide range of water parameters.

Funfact: Cryptocoryne Balansae can survive in temperatures ranging from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius.

Cryptocoryne balansae is a great plant for beginners as it doesn’t require special care and is quite an undemanding plant. The plant will grow best when provided with adequate lighting and fertilization. When taking care of this plant, it is important to note that it prefers a moderate level of nutrients and regular pruning of the leaves.

The plant is also compatible with many fish species and can make a great addition to any aquarium. Some of the best fish for this plant are African cichlids, tetras, guppies and danios.

Nutrients Amount
Nitrogen 0.3%
Phosphorus 0.1%
Potassium 0.2%
Magnesium 0.2%
Calcium 0.2%
Fish Types Preference
African Cichlids High
Tetras Medium
Guppies Low
Danios Medium

Other relevant plants

See all Aquarium Plant’s here ->

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

Relevant guides

Disclaimer does not intend to provide veterinary advice. We go to great lengths to help users better understand their aquatic friends. However, the content on this blog is not a substitute for veterinary guidance. For more information, please read our disclaimer.

Amazon Associates Program is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to