- These plants are Native to the Philippines, Sri Lanka, & Indonesia
- Lighting = Low to Moderate=.5 to 1.0up to 2.5 watts per gallon
- Temp = Medium: 73-83F or 23-28C
- pH = Neutral 7.0
Arizona Aquatic Gardens your stop for these awesome plants. Cryptocorynes will grow best in low light tanks because too much light encourages algae to grow on the slow-growing leaves. They grow slowly but steadily. Crypts do not like being moved because transplanting them stops their growth for a while. Potted crypts usually take the move to another tank much better than a lot of their counterparts.
Enemies you can avoid are plant eaters such as hatchetfish, silver dollars and most medium-large plecos. Frequent small amounts of fertilizer work better than occasional big dosings!
Requirements. Cryptocorynes root best in a smaller substrate about the size of a BB. Their roots and rhizomes grow right under the surface and spread widely. Gravel vacuum cleaners will disturb them more often than not.
Reproduction. Not many people will go to the effort to harvest crypt seeds. You’ll need to gradually lower the water level until the tiny blooms appear and get fertilized. Nearly everyone will want to grow new crypts through their rhizomes.
Crypt Wilt. Crypts do not like floating in a tank unplanted and sometimes just moving them to another tank with different lighting and water conditions will make their leaves wither and disintegrate. Contact us for more information.
Minimum quantity for “Cryptocoryne Moehlmannii” is 5.