Myriophyllum scabratum EASY Fluffy Plant
Myriophyllum scabratum is a beautiful dark green. The leaves or fronds make an awesome fan shape. This plant is new to us. It has a slightly thicker stalk and leaves than other Myriophyllums. We have kept it for about 45 days and are loving how it fluffs out under higher light.
We have sold a Red Myrio for awhile, which is a tad harder to keep, requiring more light. This is the EASIER version.
Trying to breed fish? Want something fluffy that fry can hide in? Something you can float at the surface or plants in the substrate? Try this Myrio
On a scale of 1 to 10 we give this a 3 only because we haven't had a chance to really "abuse it" in a super low light neglected setup with no nutrients.... We don't know how much it can handle on the down side, but we know it's LOVING growing for us right now!
Check this plant out while we have it in stock!
The plant is very full and such a bright green. As soon as I put them in the fish seemed to just want to be near it.
This plant is mixed in with the Myriophyllum mattogrossense and Myriophyllum tuberculatum to make a nice contrast of colours. It isn't growing quite as well as the Myriophyllum mattogrossense but seems to be doing fine in my low tech high light tank.
In many ways i like this plant better than the reds because of it lush fluff but all three seem to be accepting the environment i have given them. The tank is a low tech tank 40B with inert substrate (with some root tabs) and a very strong light (about 2x a fluval plant 3.0 - using 2 fluvals is not the same). I keep the tank around 77 - have a very high fish load (dwarf cichlid; cory; dithers) - maybe 1.5x what most would keep in a 40B. Water conditions stay consitent around 10 nitrate. I've had problems growing plants like this under weaker lights which is why i replaced the fluval.
Needed new plants that are more goldfish proof, did research and Dustin’s had all the plants I was looking for. The Myrio is my favorite! The stems are a vibrant red/brown and the leaves are bright and fluffy, and it looks like a mini forest! Easy to plant, roots looked healthy, and the goldfish love swimming through it and so far have not been able to rip the leaves off.
Plants came in great condition excited to see how they do in my tank. Plants in an unheated tank are kinda hit and miss, for me, as to what survives.