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Lilaeopsis brasiliensis, also known as Brazilian micro sword, is a popular aquarium plant known for its bright green color and grass-like appearance. Here's a care sheet for Lilaeopsis brasiliensis to help ensure its health and longevity in your aquarium:

  • Lighting: Lilaeopsis brasiliensis requires moderate to high lighting, with a minimum of 2 watts per gallon of water. LED or fluorescent lights can be used, but make sure to provide enough light to reach the bottom of the tank.

  • Water parameters: Lilaeopsis brasiliensis prefers slightly alkaline to neutral water with a pH range of 7.0-8.0. The water temperature should be between 68-82°F (20-28°C). It's important to maintain good water quality, so regular water changes and water testing are essential.

  • Substrate: Lilaeopsis brasiliensis requires a nutrient-rich substrate such as aquasoil or nutrient-rich sand to promote healthy root growth.

  • Fertilization: Lilaeopsis brasiliensis requires regular fertilization to thrive. You can use liquid fertilizers or root tabs to provide essential nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

  • CO2 supplementation: Lilaeopsis brasiliensis will benefit from CO2 supplementation, but it's not necessary for its survival. If you're not using CO2, be sure to provide adequate lighting and fertilization.

  • Pruning: Lilaeopsis brasiliensis can grow quite prolific, so it's important to prune it regularly to prevent it from taking over your aquarium. You can trim the plant by cutting the runner in the substrate, and replant the cuttings to propagate new plants.

  • Compatibility: Lilaeopsis brasiliensis is a peaceful plant that is compatible with most fish and invertebrates. However, it's important to ensure that your aquarium has enough space and resources to accommodate the plant's growth.

By following these care tips, you can ensure that your Lilaeopsis brasiliensis thrives in your aquarium, providing a beautiful and natural-looking addition to your underwater world.

Lilaeopsis brasiliensis - Rooted

  • WHAT IS even BETTER?

    This is a well rooted plant, grown in soil for stronger roots and better health, THE ONLY option that might be better is the SUBMERGED version – as these plants are already grown in water for you!

    Links to see if submerged plants are available at present:


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