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:
Wish I had something to review. It hasn't arrived. ;(
Starting to spread a carpet in the front,
D knows his business! I planted these in bunches they melted in like a day! But I left them alone and soon enough they started showing signs of life! Can’t wait to shoot y’all a pic as soon as my tanks ready!
My plants started off yellowing and slightly melted. I put root tabs and fertilize through the water column and it started to grow some greens. After injecting CO2 into my tank, this plant exploded in growth and started shooting off runners everywhere! Very happy!!