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Potted Water Sprite (Aquarium Roots)

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Ceratopteris thalictroides is an aquatic variety of fern, commonly known as water sprite.  Water sprite makes an exemplary aquarium plant for beginners because it is not only pretty, but able to thrive in a variety of conditions.  Low - High lighting and varying water qualities don't create an issue for Ceratopteris thalictroides.  The delicate looking leaf texture of water sprite adds to its beauty in the aquarium.  It can grow planted in the substrate or floating on the surface, where many breeders use it as an attractive cover for eggs and fry.

Common Name:  Water sprite

Family Name:       Pteridacea

Native To:              South East Asia, northern Australia, Many other areas of the tropics and sub-tropics

Lighting:                Low-high. In low light tanks, does best floating.

Requirements:       Extremely undemanding

Growth Form:        Rosette 

Growth Rate:          Very fast

True Aquatic:         Yes

Placement in Tank: Mid - Background

Available As:            Bare root, Potted