Bunch Plant - Cryptocoryne balansae

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Cryptocoryne Balansae 

is a fascinating aquatic plant that can add drama and movement to your aquarium. Here’s what you need to know about it:


  1. Appearance:

    • Cryptocoryne Balansae has long, flowing leaves that can reach up to 20 inches in length.
    • The leaves are usually around 1 inch thick and have a wavy pattern, resembling ribbons.
    • It’s a background plant due to its size.
  2. Origins and Habitat:

    • Cryptocoryne Balansae originates from Southeast Asia, India, and Papua New Guinea.
    • In the wild, it grows in fast-moving rivers or streams where it attaches to rocky substrates.
  3. Care Requirements:

    • It’s a hardy plant that can thrive in moderate to high lighting but can also survive in low light conditions.
    • Provide a decent water current to mimic its natural habitat and aid nutrient uptake.
    • Maintain water conditions: temperature between 75 and 82°F, hardness level between 4 and 8 dGH, and pH ranging from 6.8 to 7.5.
  4. Benefits:

    • Fish Shelter: Due to its large size and numerous leaves, Cryptocoryne Balansae provides excellent shelter for fish that seek security.

Remember to incorporate this beautiful plant into your aquarium setup, and enjoy its aesthetic appeal and functional benefits!

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