Lomariopsis lineata (Lomariopsis lineata)
The aquarium tropical plant lomariopsis lineata in appearance resembles seaweed and water liver moss - pelia, with pointed wavy leaves without central veins.
The green bush has a spherical shape. With slow growth, it takes an elegant look of a lush green hill. Shapes will serve as an ideal component in aquarium decor.
This is a fern. In fact, it is a decorative mini fern, a new freshwater aquarium resident. Even inexperienced owners of domestic ponds can afford to buy a water fern growth due to its unpretentiousness and elegance. This is not a moss with large leaves, as the bush is often called, does not belong to this family.
Natural living conditions and sizes. The permanent and natural habitat of Lomariopsis lineata is the warm fresh waters of China, Africa, Australia, New Guinea, America and the Philippines. Moreover, not only at the bottom of reservoirs, but also in the water column, on land in humid places. Under natural conditions, its dimensions are 20 centimeters in width and height, and in aquarium specimens - 10 centimeters. Lomariopsis was brought into Russia less than 10 years ago. The view immediately became popular because of its stamina and originality.
Conditions of detention
It does not matter the size of the tank; it takes root well in miniature and voluminous aquariums. Likes to be in warm water at a temperature of 23 - 260, the optimum temperature regime varies from 19 to 31 degrees with hardness from 3 to 30 and acidity with indicators of 6.5 - 8. Active growth is manifested in soft water, but also in hard water it lives and develops under the condition of an active flow. I like the frequent change of water. Additional carbon dioxide application is encouraged, and mineral fertilizers will be an extra component. The best location in the aquarium is next to a water pump. It does not require bright and constant lighting. Fairly average. Oversupply of light is negative, growth slows down, foliage darkens and grows smaller. In the shade of other plants, at the back wall, at the bottom he feels excellent, as well as surrounded by hepatic mosses.
It is not damaged by snails and shrimps; on the contrary, they cleanse and give the plant an aesthetically well-groomed appearance.
Attached and floating instances. Fern can be rooted and floating in the water. He does not pop up, continues to remain in the place where he was left. For rooting, it is enough to attach a special suction cup or nylon thread to the porous surface: substrate, snag, pebble, and other decorative substrates. An unusually spectacular movement occurs after water is saturated with oxygen. Air bubbles appear on the leaves, making water decoration easier, which allows it to move in space.
About Slow Growth
Growing slowly. Over the course of two months, it doubles in size. For a long time you have to wait for the splendor and beauty of Lomariopsis lineata. But frequent transplants are not needed, the leaves and roots do not decay and do not die. When the fern becomes significant in size, resembling a large green ball, you can divide it into parts and place it in the places provided. A great find for small ponds.
2 ways of reproduction: spores and vegetatively. Like all ferns, at first one spore gives a small sprout, which in the process of development takes the form of a new bush. The owners of home aquariums propagate it by dividing the bush, which allows you to create a new design.
Under the root, large herbivorous fish eat around the green aquarium hat.
Neat and lush green balls can not only decorate the space of a home pond without requiring care, but also fill the water kingdom with new life.