Cryptocoryne ciliata – Aquarium Plants

Cryptocoryne ciliata

Cryptocoryne Ciliata – A Brilliantly Colored Aquarium Plant

Cryptocoryne ciliata is an aquatic plant that is native to Sri Lanka and India. It is a species of Cryptocoryne, a genus of aquatic plants in the Araceae family. It is an evergreen plant with beautiful, glossy, dark green leaves that have a reddish tinge.

Cryptocoryne ciliata is an ideal plant for aquariums because it is easy to care for and is undemanding. It is also a great choice for beginners, as it doesn’t require any special attention.

The plant grows slowly and can reach up to 40 cm in height. It is also known for its beautiful, bright colors. The leaves are glossy and dark green, with a reddish tinge. Cryptocoryne ciliata is a great addition to any aquarium, as it adds color and texture to the tank.

Funfact: Cryptocoryne ciliata is also known as the “spiral-leaved Crypt” because its leaves are spirally arranged around the stem.

Cryptocoryne ciliata is a great choice for any aquarium, as it is very undemanding and easy to care for. It is not demanding on lighting or water parameters, but it should be planted in a substrate that is rich in nutrients.


Nutrient Amount
Nitrogen 0.06-0.09%
Phosphorus 0.01-0.03%
Potassium 0.01-0.03%

Fish Types That Prefer Cryptocoryne ciliata:

  • Dwarf Cichlids
  • Corydoras Catfish
  • Otocinclus Catfish
  • Danios
  • Rasboras
  • Gouramis
  • Loaches
  • Livebearers
  • Angelfish
  • Rainbowfish

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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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