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Rotala indica red is a stunning aquatic plant that is popular among aquarium hobbyists for its vibrant red coloration. Here's a care sheet for Rotala indica red:

  • Lighting: Rotala indica red requires moderate to high lighting. You should provide at least 2 watts of light per gallon of water. A photoperiod of 8-10 hours per day is recommended.

  • Water parameters: Rotala indica red prefers soft to moderately hard water (KH 3-8 and GH 4-12). The ideal pH range is between 6.0-7.5. The temperature range should be between 70-82°F (21-28°C).

  • Fertilization: Rotala indica red is a heavy feeder and requires a nutrient-rich environment. A comprehensive aquarium fertilizer that contains iron, potassium, and nitrogen should be used regularly.

  • CO2: Rotala indica red benefits greatly from the addition of CO2. You should aim for a CO2 level of around 20-30 ppm.

  • Substrate: Rotala indica red can be planted in any aquarium substrate. However, a nutrient-rich substrate like aqua soil or sand will help the plant grow faster and healthier.

  • Pruning: Rotala indica red requires regular pruning to maintain its shape and promote healthy growth. Cut the stems to the desired height and replant the cuttings to propagate the plant.

  • Water changes: Regular water changes are necessary to maintain a healthy environment for Rotala indica red. A weekly water change of 20-30% is recommended.

  • Lighting and nutrient balance: Rotala indica red requires a balance of light and nutrients to maintain its vibrant red coloration. Too much light without enough nutrients can cause the leaves to turn brown or yellow. On the other hand, too much fertilizer without enough light can lead to algae growth.

By following these guidelines, you can enjoy the beauty of Rotala indica red in your aquarium for years to come.

Rotala indica RED - Potted

R42.00Price
  • This Is the normal potted version
    BUT WHAT IS BETTER?
    ROOTED
    is better as these plants are grown in soil and have very strong roots, making them stronger growers in your system.
    SUBMERGED is even better for aquariums – as these plants are already grown in water for you!

    Links to see if any of these are available at present:

    Rotala-indica-red-rooted

    Rotala-indica-red-submerged

     

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