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    Riccia fluitans


    Riccia fluitans


    • Popular carpet plant for Nature Aquaria
    • Soft, delicate texture
    • Produces many silvery oxygen bubbles
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    The Japanese artist Takashi Amano has inspired many aquarium hobbyists to keep Riccia fluitans submersed by binding it to rocks with the help of a thread. New shoots will always grow towards the water surface and thus need to be trimmed with scissors from time to time. Under water, Riccia fluitans grows best when CO2 is added. Under good conditions, oxygen bubbles will form on the shoot tips. It is a great protection for fish fry.

    Riccia fluitans aka crystalwort is a floating plant found in all the world. It was scientifically described and catalogised as early as 1753 by Linnaeus, however, Takashi Amano from Japan was the first to keep it submersed in his nature aquaria, using it as an epiphyte by tying it to wood and rocks with a thin fishing line. Thus, Riccia became one of the most favourite plants of plant aquaristis. Meanwhile it has found its way into most plant dealers' product catalogues. There are four different varieties (originating from Japan, Europe, Thailand and Singapore), however, only the variety from Japan is suitable for submersed cultivation.

    Riccia fluitans is easy to cultivate. Its wide distribution may be attributed to the fact that it tolerates a multitude of different environmental conditions, e.g. (read more)

    Common namesCrystalwort, Floating liverwort
    Complete botanical nameRíccia flúitans L.
    UsagePlant for spawning, Nano tanks, Water surface
    pH value5 - 7
    Temperature tolerance4 - 30°C
    Carbonate hardness0 - 21°dKH
    General hardness0 - 30°dGH
    PropagationFragmentation, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
    Can grow emersed?yes
    Common names
    Crystalwort, Floating liverwort
    Complete botanical name
    Ríccia flúitans L.
    Plant for spawning, Nano tanks, Water surface
    pH value
    5 - 7
    Temperature tolerance
    4 - 30°C
    Carbonate hardness
    0 - 21°dKH
    General hardness
    0 - 30°dGH
    Fragmentation, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
    Can grow emersed?

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    Mathias M.
    19th November 2013
    Riccia fluitans - 1-2-GROW!
    Riccia fluitans - 1-2-GROW!

    Tolles Moos. Habe es nun in 2 Nano Cubes und es entwickelt sich prächtig. Es perlt Abends auch schön. Die Garnelen krabbeln sehr oft in dem Moos rum. Toll

    Holger M.
    25th June 2013
    Riccia fluitans - 1-2-GROW!
    Riccia fluitans - 1-2-GROW!

    das Moos wurde schnell und sicher versand und kam bei mir in einem guten Zustand an. Bei dh 8 und kh 2 und ph 6,7 und "mittlerer" Lichtstärke, gedeihen Sie gut ... (mehr lesen)

    Michael S.
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    11th April 2015
    Riccia fluitans - in Vitro XL
    Riccia fluitans - in Vitro XL

    Riccia gefiel mir schon immmer. Die Luftbläschen an der Pflanze lassen alles richtig frisch wirken. Nachteil ist nur dass man sie etwas schwieriger am Boden befestigen kann. (mehr lesen)