Water Sprite Lace Indian Fern is a variation of regular Water Sprite. Water Sprite Lace's leaves are narrower and look like lace. Next to Water Wisteria, this would be the next easiest plant to grow in your tank. Water Sprite Lace can become a plant like a sword with many stems coming from a central location. However, most people float this plant in their aquarium because it is difficult to keep rooted sometimes.
Water Sprite Lace will grow in just about any tank, but with decent light, and a little co2, it will take over. It is an excellent source to absorb Nitrates from fish waste out of the water. Water Sprite Lace also is great for fry to hide in. Water Sprite Lace will propagate similar to Java Fern where it will send out baby Water Sprite from its leaves. You can either let it float or put the stem in the substrate and wait for baby plants to emerge from the leaves. You will have so much you won't know what to do with it all!
Please note: Often, this plant may have some browning leaves on it. We normally would remove these, but they usually produce baby plants. We like to leave them on, so you get extra plants. You can remove the browning leaves and toss if you would like.
Scientific Name: Ceratopteris Siliquosa
Care Level: Easy
Lighting Requirement: Low
Co2: Not Required
Growth Rate: Fast
Tank Placement: Midground-Background
Tank Size: Water Sprite Lace can grow rather large over time, but you can trim it to keep it to a size you like.
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