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This attractive submerged plant is traded as Blyxa novoguineensis, however it is probably a red form of Blyxa aubertii. It gets about 30 cm tall and forms a dense, grass-like leaf rosette with brown-red tones.
We recommend rather soft water, medium to strong lighting and a good CO2 and nutrient supply for this Blyxa. All Blyxa species have soft, brittle leaves, therefore they are not suited for tanks with turbulent water and big or plant-eating fish. This Blyxa can be propagated by daughter plants that occasionally appear at the basis of the leaf rosette.
Blyxa sp. "novoguineensis" is in between the size of normal, green Blyxa aubertii and Blyxa japonica, and its dark reddish coloration is otherwise rare among aquarium plants with similar grass-like habit. It is suitable for creating interesting accents in the aquarium midground.
Aqua Design Amano (ADA) is the premium brand in aquascaping and Nature Aquaria. The company was founded by Takashi Amano, who applied the elements of the Japanese art of gardening to planting and decorating aquaria. For Takashi Amano, clearly the focus is on creating especially attractive habitats with his Nature Aquaria and aquascapes. The products manufactured by Aqua Design Amano (ADA) are of a very high quality, they complement the overall effect such a Nature Aquarium has on its contemplators, and they complete the artistic impression of the layout.