Brand: BioAquatiX
Product Code: Red Melon Sword
Availability: 5
$4.99

The Red Melon Sword plant (Echinodorus barthii)has rusty green oval shape leaves on long stems. It is known as a tall plant in the aquarium hobby, therefore better suited as a background, mid ground plant that will add nice color to a planted aquarium.

It is an easy plant to maintain, but grows tall in the aquarium. It 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, rhizome division or a new plant will form at the end of one of its old leaves.  Just separate the new plant and re-plant. All plants are sensitive to copper; the Red Melon 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.

Purchase Size: Bare Root. 

Optimal Water Conditions: 72-82° F, KH 3-8, pH 6.5-7.5

Hardiness: Easy

Light Needs: Medium

Plant Structure: Rosette



Purchase Size: 7"-10"



We ship on Monday and Tuesday every week.
There is no box charge.
Orders received or payed on Tuesday will be shipped the following week.
We also use ice/heat when necessary.
We currently do not ship when the weather is below 40 F during the day in the customer area.
BioAquatix reserve the right to determine when is the best day to ship your product when the 
weather and possible other factors are in play.
We do use O2 on all shipments.
We also use ice and heat when necessary.
All fish are purged for at least 48 hrs before shipping. 
We recommend using USPS hold for pick up when the weather is getting cold.
Lows in the 40 F at night
The coldest time for the shipment is in the truck on the final leg of the trip.
All fish are purged for at least 24 hrs before shipment.
No guarantee live arrival when using USPS priority
We do replace the live fish, but customer will pay shipping again.
We only guarantee live arrival on Fedex overnight


Please do not hesitate to email us or call us for more info on water conditions, we are happy to help.




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