Cryptocoryne Parva is one of the easiest foreground plants you can find. It grows quick. Comes back from conversion to Submerged growth well. It's extremely hardy and easy. I would say it's as bulletproof as Crypt Spiralis. The Growth rate on this plant is fast and it will propagate for you in no time. Grab these while we have them.
As of 5-14, This plant has been above water grown... it will melt back on you a bit. We have put them underwater, so if you are reading this after 5-14...we have started the underwater conversion process. We like to disclose all of this unlike other places :)
A great Foreground Alternative to Dwarf Sag!
Hate to leave bad reviews but the plants I received just are not cryptocoryne parva. I ordered from Dustinsfishtanks as I needed more parva to fill in my foreground the other online retailer I usually use was out of stock.
I was surprised to find that the plants I received were very tall (5-7") when parva is usually quite a small plant... Now that they've been in my tank for about a month, it's clear that I've received a totally different plant than my other orders of crypt parva. Plants from the other online retailer have been doing great, sending up new leave every couple of days, whereas the plants from Dustinsfishtanks haven't done much of anything since being added to the tank other than being an eyesore.
One star because I did not receive the plants I paid for and will have to find a different retailer.
A couple leaves completely melted within first couple days but already had smaller leaves emerging at the base. (Not too surprised from what I’ve read about crypts) Other portions are doing fine.
This stuff is growing so well once it adjusted to its new lighting parameters
I bought the crypt quite some time ago. I have a low tech tank and the plant has been growing well. The plant came in healthy. I have ordered some plants from others where the plants were limp. Definitely a good buy.
This is my first time ordering from Dustin, and I'm super impressed with the crypt parva. I had ordered some from another company first, and 2/3 of the crypt parva died. When I ordered from Dustin, I was shocked that 2.5 weeks later, the plants have little melting and 100% survival rate. (Maybe our water parameters are more similar?) Plus, the roots are super long and healthy. I'm VERY impressed and will be ordering all my crypts from Dustin from now on.