Scientific name: Blyxa aubertii
Usual maximum size in aquariums: 10 - 25 cm (3.94 - 9.84 inch)
Recommended pH range for the species: 5 - 7
Recommended water hardness (dGH): 0 - 10°N (0 - 178.57ppm)
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Recommended temperature: 23 - 28 °C (73.4 - 82.4°F)
Reproduction of the plant: Cuttings
Origin (in the wild): South Asia
How fast these plants grow: Normal
Recommended substrate: Fine gravel
Demands on lighting: Bright
Ideal placement in a fish tank: Middle
Blyxa aubertii originates from Asia and Australia.
Bright lighting is a must with this plant, if using lower levels it will not grow and may start to rot.
Although this plant does flower on a regular basis if given the right conditions, it can be difficulty to obtain healthy seeds to grow on. The preferred method is to take the plant out of the tank and split it into smaller divisions. These should then grow into healthy individual plants.
Can be difficult.
This can be difficult to grow as the lighting levels have to be high to ensure healthy growth. They do require soft, acidic water and the substrate should be full of nutrients. Healthy plants should produce up to 100 leaves and the flower stems should rise to the water surface. The flowers are very small and many keepers will remove these stems so as not to block the lighting from the mother plant.