Dwarf Chain Sword (Echinodorus tenellus)
So who doesn't like a strong, low growing FOREGROUND PLANT? These Dwarf Chain Swords are actually- YES- a type of Amazon Sword. (The shortest variety)
When you hear the words "Amazon Sword" I hope you instantly think heavy root feeder. These dwarf chain swords are no exception... I recommend a good substrate that is not just plain gravel. I have grown them in Fluval Stratum as well as some other store bought "Plant Substrates"
What I like about these FOREGROUND Aquarium Plants is the narrow leaves that they develop once they have started growing under water.
Just like all plants and particularly Amazon Swords, there will be a slight melt back as the leaves change from above water growth to below.... but I can tell you - and show you in the pics...it is worth the weight.
We are selling "Plugs" of theses plants that are rolled with foam around a rock then secured with a rubber band. (This is done to keep the plant upright and growing roots, while we sink it to the bottom of the tank and convert it)
Each plug comes with 5-7 stems of Dwarf Chain Sword
Care Scale of 1-10:
3.0 (grows better in good substrate, either dirt or a "Plant substrate" Can hand a PH from 6.5 to 8. It doesn't care about temps (can handle as low as 65 up to 80 degrees)
Grows OK in medium light, but creates a carpet faster in higher light. It will give you better, look under higher light where it grows thin, but dense carpet.
Where to Plant:
The plants looked great and they arrived well packaged as usual. But, let's talk shipping. I ordered, & got confirmation right away. 28 minutes later I got confirmation it was shipping. 21 hours later it was in my hands. 5 minutes later they were in water with an air stone until I could get them in the tank. Wow!
I'm hooked on Dustin. Fast reliable service and great quality plants. The batch of dwarf swords I got were healthy and is going to be amazing once it roots. I'm expecting a melt back but I won't be for long. I unrolled some of the plugs so I can spread them out a bit. Left 2 still in the original wrap to see which will do better. Hope it all grows nice and dense.
I messed up and was out of town when my order arrived 😅 the plants all looks amazing when opened
Plants were pretty raged and did not have enough root to hold them down
Again, I am beyond please with the quality of the plants from Dustin. Nice and lush with appreciated extras. This is my 3rd order, and will only purchase from Dustin's Fishtanks going forward.