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Care Level: Easy
Area/height: Background up to 40cm
Light: High - medium
Temperature: 18-28oC
Growth: Medium
pH: 5-8


 Common Name: Big Bear Sword

Family Name: Alismataceae

Origin: South Africa

Height: 4-6”

pH: 6-7.5

Care: Easy

Light: Low

Co2: Not Required

Propagation: Separate new plantlets from the root

Growth rate: Slow to Moderate

  • Foreground or carpeting plant that propagates through runners
  • Great for carpeting in larger aquariums
  • Also great as a background plant in nano aquariums
  • Works well planted between stones
  • Can be used in a CO2 or non CO2 tank. Injection of CO2 will promote faster growth

Origin: Central and South America

Area/height: Background 60cm

Light: high

Temperature 18 - 30 C.

Growth: slow

pH: 5 - 7

Water hardness:    soft to neutral

Co2: 20-30 mg/l

Propagation: Head cuttings

Difficulty: Medium


Home: Widespread
Preferred PH: 5.5 - 7
Temp Range: 10 - 26C
Lighting: Medium
Size: 7 - 15cm
Tank Location: Foreground
Difficulty: Medium

  • Medium-sized, grasslike plant
  • Forms dense tufts
  • Little demands
  • Versatile


  • Also labeled "Fissidens geppii"
  • Highly decorative aquatic moss
  • Feathery appearance
  • Dark green coloration
  • Also suitable for cold water tanks


  • The most popular ground covering plant there is
  • Forms intense green carpets
  • Fast grower
  • Grasslike ground covering plant
  • Very narrow leaves
  • Olive green to reddish coloration
  • Spreads fast through runners