American Water Weed (Cabomba aquatica)

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American Water Weed

American Water Weed

Cabomba aquatica


6.5 - 7.5

10 -20 °C (50-68°F)

Max Height

60 cm (23.6")

Max Width

30 cm (11.8")

Alternative Names[edit | edit source]

Anacharis, Brazilian Elodea, Brazilian Water Weed, Giant Elodea, Canadian Pond Weed, American Water Weed

Synonyms[edit | edit source]

Egeria densa

Environment Specifics[edit | edit source]

An aquatic weed. Banned in some countries (and states of USA) due to its rapid growth and clogging of water.
However it is also a common beginners aquarium plant as it's often to be found on sale very cheaply in pet shops throughout the world. It is a good oxygenator and due to its rapid growth it will reduce levels of Nitrate in the tank.
Recommended low light, fast growing plant. Can be floated or planted. If floated it makes a good cover for fry. Propagation by lateral shoots.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Known to melt if exposed long term to Seachem's Excel product, bleach, or extended periods of elevated temperatures.
  • Fish that like soft tissue plants love to eat this plant. Research your fish first. Crayfish also will eat this.

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