Crypt Spiralis is one of hardier species of Crypts that I have just recently started keeping. Crypt Spiralis has thicker leaves and grows taller. It also has a tendency to shoot off runners all over other parts of your tank. Crypt Spiralis makes a great background plant. The thing that shocks me about Crypt Spiralis is how when we got it in, it didn't melt like most crypts. NOTE: That doesn't mean it won't melt in your tank, but it will grow back. If you have never kept a Crypt before, you should start with Crypt Spiralis....great hardy Crypt!
Will come in grown underwater vs. above water growth! *Picture shows above water*
Care Scale of 1-10:
1.5 The .5 is only because it might melt back if what we are selling has not fully converted to underwater growth... (grows better in good substrate BUT can plant in plain gravel)
1.0 If it is a small plug like in the second picture which means we've been growing it submerged for a month or two :)
Grows fine in low light. Will send off runners faster if it is under higher light.
Where to Plant:
Back ground or mid ground if it is a really tall tank.
TRY THIS PLANT IF YOU WANT THE EASIEST CRYPTS I SELL..
Pairs well with Anubias..
The plants came in healthy. I’m new to planted aquarium and I was so nervous when choosing plants to buy. This is a winner. There’s a little melt back, but new growth is already sprouting back. Super excited I didn’t kill them off.
Got a nice bundle of crypt-spiralis. When you unroll the foam, you end up with 3 or 4 individually rooted plants that you can spread out a bit. Only been in my tank 3 days, but they're looking good. No crypt-melt yet. Could still happen, but roots look good so I'm feeling confident.
All plants arrived very fast and healthy.
No snails or eggs seem but, disinfected anyway.
The plants arrived in perfect shape. I am adding them to an established aquarium, so it’s a little harder to plant them. But it has been several days, and they look great so far!