Araguaya Sharp Leaf – Hygrophila Araguaia

0.09 lb
$5.99

This Hygrophila was named after the Brazilian river Araguaia in trade, however, later on it was identified as the Asian species Hygrophila lancea. Under water it grows lineal reddish-brown leaves with a lighter-coloured central vein. Its stems have a creeping growth habit, ramify well and form low bushes. It needs a good CO2 supply. Trimming the leaves maintains the bushy form. Hygrophila lancea “Araguaia” needs intensive lighting, and in contrast to most other Hygrophila species it is a rather slow grower. Usually it is sold in its emerged form and differs very much from the underwater form, which develops after it has been placed in the aquarium.

  • Excellent plant for beginners and experienced aquarists alike
  • Gives your aquarium a natural planted look. Great for planting in the midground or backgrounds
  • Fish will love this plant and some species will use them to lay eggs
  • Can provide hiding places for fry and invertebrates
  • This plant need high-intensity lighting and CO2 to bring the red out of them