Dwarf Chain Sword (Echinodorus tenellus)
We Grow this plant in house. It's growing under water and you won't find any dwarf chain swords that hold up like this.
The picture below is one of our growing basins after a couple of weeks. This is a great display as to why aquarium hobbyists often use this a carpet plant. When this tub fills up, we will add that :)
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:
My 2nd order an loveing the plant and how fast the orders gets here. And a big thanks for the extra plants never had a bruce plant befor but know they look good when they take off so thanks for that.
Plants arrived in great condition. A nice number of plants per bundle. All had root growth and nice leaves. Can’t wait to watch them grow!
These chain swords look very healthy and are starting to acclimate to my tank. I ordered them and they arrived very well packaged and sent quickly through the mail. I am pleased with how they are doing so far.
the plants were much taller than i expected but have good roots an seem to be adjusting well to my tank
The plants arrived promptly, were well packaged and I am happy with the purchase. The plugs are somewhat smaller than I imagined from computer images, but I’m very satisfied with my order. I will order from Dustin’s again.