Water Sprite / Ceratopteris thalicroides (MEGA HARDY PLANT)
NOTE: The plant you will receive when you purchase this plant currently looks like the photos labeled "AS OF 8/18/23"
Water sprite (or Ceratopteris thalictroides if you want to get scientific) is a highly versatile plant.(often confused with Water Wisteria)
You can keep it floating at the top of your tank. Just throw it in.
When floated, water sprite will quickly multiply once established. I grew it like this in my 125 under high light and CO2 and it grew like crazy. I had runners all over the place...
This is an EXTREMELY HARDY PLANT. It can handle the abuse of a beginner but also reward someone who is more advanced.
It likes slightly higher calcium content. (Don't over think this unless you have like discus low ph water) It has a strong sturdy stem structure and will handle the abuse of rowdy fish. I have heard people keeping it with cichlids... I don't keep cichlids and promise nothing with those fish and most plants.
The only draw back to this plant is it has a strong "Stalk" like stem that periodically used to break off in rough shipping situations which is why you haven't seen it on our site for awhile.
What is cool about Water Sprite when floated is that is produces extensive, sweet looking roots down into the tank. It grows wide leaves that attempt to cover the waters surface. My angels loved this and your fish will like it as well. This is also beneficial for newly hatched fry as well as they can hide in the big roots. Water Sprite can also be rooted down just like a normal plant. It doesn't have the hardiest roots so you'll want to get it down in there pretty good. When grown under water it will have skinnier branchy leaves that look entirely different when grown above the water.
Once again Dustin's team doesn't disappoint! Beautiful, healthy plants! Ordered 2, received 3! Thanks guys!
The water sprite arrived in great condition plenty of stems now back of my aquarium is complete.
Thank you Dustin
Large, healthy beautiful plants. I was so thrilled at how large and healthy my plants were that I quickly ordered more. Dustin's Fish Tanks is my #1 stop for all my aquarium plants. Very impressed and happy.
Appeared healthy and can’t wait to see the growth !
I had bought some water sprite from a local shop, and a great shop, but it immediately died when I put it in my tank. Full disclosure, they had even bought the sprite from Dustin's. Instead of going back to my local shop I decided to just order directly, and it was a great decision. The bundles were much healthier and hardy looking, and are already growing like crazy. I'm actually going to have to start looking for someone to give some to because it's growing so well. Couldn't be happier.