On Sale : 100 Florida Mangrove Plants with roots & leaves ready to grow in your saltwater or freshwater aquarium. Quantity 100+ extra for good measure. These “rainforests by the sea” prevent erosion and house a diverse population of indigenous animals. Red Mangrove (Rhizophora mangle), characterized by their spider-like “prop roots” that stand out of the water, are very popular among aquarists for several reasons. Simple, Varied Planting OptionsRed Mangroves arrive at approx 12 & up with roots & leaves. They will do well in sand or mud. Theyre also perfectly happy growing in gravel, live rock or water with no substrate at all. Just make sure that leaves are above the water, and the root system stays wet / moist. Tolerance to Several Degrees of SalinityRed Mangroves can thrive in fresh, brackish, or full seawater (although they cannot be moved freely between water of varying salinity). This adaptability is possible because the plant conserves fresh water by excreting salt through its leaves. Affinity for Bright Light and WarmthRed Mangroves thrive under correct lighting, or even placement next to a large, bright window. They also require temperature above 60°F (which is typical of most indoor home aquariums). Red Mangroves may even be planted in outdoor ponds, provided they are not exposed to nearfreezing temperatures. Interesting Facts:Family:Rhizophoraceae. Origin:Intertidal Waters of Tropical Oceans. Tank Setup:Brackish to full Seawater. Sand or mud substrate. Leaves must be above water. Tank Conditions:72-78°F; sg 1.020-1.025; pH 8.1-8.4; KH 8-12Care Level:Easy. Reproduction:Seeds or a Propagule. Tips:Keep aquarium water at 72-78°F, with a pH of 8.1-8.4, and dKH of 8-12. Remove fallen leaves before they can decay and raise nutrient levels. Red Mangroves can grow substantial root systems, and become very tall. Choose a large aquarium or pot to prevent stress from frequent replanting. Trim the plant’s growth tip to prevent excessive height, and avoid aquariums with tops or canopies. Mist Mangroves with purified water or wipe excess salt from the leaves with water daily. Regularly add trace elements and an iron supplement. The item “100 RED MANGROVE PLANTS SUPER HEALTHY freshwater saltwater aquarium” is in sale since Friday, December 08, 2017. This item is in the category “Pet Supplies\Fish & Aquariums\Live Plants”. The seller is “nicetreasurez” and is located in Titusville, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Species: Mangrove