Micro Sword (Lilaeopsis sp. Brasiliensis) , This plant looks more like a tall grass than a sword, it has narrow leaves, grows quite fast and get about 4-5 inches tall, the leaves grow close together are thin and bright green. It is known as foreground plant in the aquarium hobby, therefore better suited to create dept in a planted aquarium. It is an easy plant to maintain and requires a moderate level of light of 2 to 3 watts per gallon provided by a full spectrum light.
This species will propagate is by side shoots and rhizome division. Just separate the new plant and re-plant. All plants are sensitive to copper; the Micro Sword is no exception. Be aware about the type of medication you are introducing to the aquarium, especially chemicals to control snails infestation, those are usually copper based and should not be added to a planted aquarium.
This plant will benefits from the additions of CO2 and fertilizers.
Optimal Water Conditions: 72-82° F, KH 3-8, pH 6.5-7.5
Light Needs: Medium
Plant Structure: Grass like
Purchase Size: 3”-4”
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when the weather and possible other factors are in play.
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We do use O2 on all shipments.
We do use 72 hours heat packs when necessary.
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The coldest time for the shipment is in the truck on the final leg of the trip.
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We do replace the live fish, but customer will pay shipping again.
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