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Riccia fluitans

Crystalwort

Riccia fluitans

Crystalwort

  • Popular carpet plant for Nature Aquaria
  • Soft, delicate texture
  • Produces many silvery oxygen bubbles
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Description

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 names Crystalwort, Floating liverwort
Complete botanical name Ríccia flúitans L.
Family Ricciaceae
Genus Riccia
Difficulty easy
Usage Plant for spawning, Nano tanks, Water surface
Aquascaping fine-leaved
Growth fast
pH value 5 - 7
Temperature tolerance 4 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness 0 - 21°dKH
General hardness 0 - 30°dGH
Propagation Fragmentation, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed? yes
Source Flowgrow
Common names
Crystalwort, Floating liverwort
Complete botanical name
Ríccia flúitans L.
Family
Ricciaceae
Genus
Riccia
Difficulty
easy
Usage
Plant for spawning, Nano tanks, Water surface
Aquascaping
fine-leaved
Growth
fast
pH value
5 - 7
Temperature tolerance
4 - 30°C
Carbonate hardness
0 - 21°dKH
General hardness
0 - 30°dGH
Propagation
Fragmentation, Splitting, cutting off daughter plants
Can grow emersed?
yes
Source
Flowgrow

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Steve R
Correct price and good quality (in Vitro XL 8,5cm)
26th April
Riccia fluitans - in Vitro XL
Riccia fluitans - in Vitro XL

Very happy with this purchase, the Riccia is very beautiful (in Vitro requires) and received in good quantity for a price more than correct.

Jonathan H.
Perfect Item
20th March 2015
Riccia fluitans - 1-2-GROW!
Riccia fluitans - 1-2-GROW!

This was part of my first ever order from Aquasabi, and I can totally recommend this site for excellent service and quality. (read more)

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

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