Echinodorus tennellus are carpeting grass that looks a lot like Eleocharis parvula and is often known as ‘hairgrass,’ but with slightly larger, coarser leaves that have a feathery appearance. As a result of the difference, it seems coarser and thicker in the aquarium, creating a more rugged, wild environment that can be both appealing and unique.
The softening impact of its feathery-like, slightly wild appearance provides a warmer, more gentle ambiance. Eleocharis parvula, on the other hand, may be a better choice if you want your stonework to appear more dramatic.
It can be used as a carpeting plant in medium to big aquariums, but it can also be used effectively in nano aquariums. It performs well as a background plant in nano tanks where the foreground is dominated by carpeting plants like Eleocharis parvula or Micranthemum’monte carlo.’
Echinodorus tenellus spreads by putting out runners, making it an ideal carpeting plant capable of producing a dense carpet. It is a fast-growing plant that can produce excellent results in a short amount of time.
If CO₂ is used in the aquarium, Eleocharis tenellus will develop a much better carpet, and proper illumination is also crucial. If the plant becomes infected with algae, just prune it by removing the diseased leaves from the tank.
- This plant requires a rich substrate as well as regular fertilization
- The smaller granule size of ADA Aqua Soil Powder Type makes it ideal for carpeting plants and other small plants, as it allows the plant parts to be inserted safely and firmly