Vallisneria nana also known
as Narrow leaf eelgrass is a relatively new addition to the aquarium
hobby and comes from North Australia. In the habitat it only reaches heights of
around 15 cm, from which its species name, meaning dwarf, derives. In aquariums
it can grow to a height of around 70 cm, though, if it is not cut back.
Its light green narrow ribbon shaped leaves growing dense and strait up. It makes a great contrast texture for all other plants. It is a good plant for the middle of the aquarium and will also create a unique dense grass as background. Once established, V. nana forms many runners, the chains of plants over time will create dense forest look habitat that can cover the entire aquarium bottom.