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Cabomba caroliniana

Cabomba caroliniana

Scientific name: Cabomba caroliniana

Family: Cabombaceae

Usual maximum size in aquariums: 50 - 100 cm (19.69 - 39.37 inch)


Recommended pH range for the species: 6.5 - 7.2

Recommended water hardness (dGH): 4 - 12°N (71.43 - 214.29ppm)

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Recommended temperature: 22 - 26 °C (71.6 - 78.8°F)

Reproduction of the plant: Cuttings

Origin (in the wild): Central America

How fast these plants grow: Fast

Recommended substrate: Rocky

Demands on lighting: Bright

Ideal placement in a fish tank: Background

Common Names

Fanwort, Green Cabomba, Carolina Fanwort, Fish Grass


South and Central America; there are now some areas of North America that have this plant as an invasive species.

Lighting Requirements

Bright, using lower lighting levels will dramatically reduce the growth rate.


Propagation of Cabomba caroliniana is performed by taking cuttings, clear the bottom of the stem of any leafs and place them into the substrate in groups. When re-planting always take care not to crush the exposed stem. The cuttings should root quite quickly and as long as the lighting is bright, they should start to grow very quickly too.


Medium requirements and difficulty.

Short Description

The Cabomba caroliniana species is very delicate and the leaf stems can break away quite easily. In it’s own habitat the discarded stems will start of new colonies, and in some areas it is classed as an aquatic weed. These are often used to disguise heaters and other hardware in the aquarium; it is also one of the tastiest snacks for many fish. If kept in too low a light it will start to die off.

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