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Echinodorus argentinensis [Argentine Sword]
Water Parameters: Minimum Maximum
Tempareture in Centigrade: 21.00   28.00  
Tempareture in Fahrenheit: 69.80   82.40  
Ph: 5.70   8.90  
Water Hardness (dGH): 4.00   18.00  
Popular Name: Argentine Sword  
Scientific Name: Echinodorus argentinensis  
Aquarium Home Care Ref: 100135  
Family Tree: Echinodorus  
Place in Aquarium: Foreground Plant  
Maximum Size: 60.00 Inches  
Reproduction/Propagation: Rootstock or Rhizome  
Item Category: Plants  
Recommended Tank Size: 400.00 Litre  
Recommended Lighting: Bright  
Recommended Substrate: Gravel  
 
Place of Origin: South America  
Natural Habitats: In the wild it grows in sticky mud along rivers.  
Care: It prefers a sandy soil and sub-tropical temperatures (though it will grow in warmer waters). Medium to high light. It forms pseudo-stolons which root easily. Grows well submerse and propagates easily. In emerse conditions it seems to be dwarfed and may not grow so well  
Comment: Echinodorus argentinensis needs a deep rich substrate and good light. It will withstand sub-tropical - tropical temperatures. It may be too big for the average aquarium; the leaves soon growing out of the water. Supplement these with iron and CO2 if possible. Seems to prefer soft to hard water.  


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