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Narrow Leaf Chain Sword

Echinodorus tenellus or Narrow Leaf Chain Sword is a hardy species of aquatic plant that can be used to cover the foreground of your aquarium provided the appropriate conditions. This plant will spread through your tank using horizontal runners.

This species of plant thrives best using a nutrient rich soil with additional fertilization (our preferred soil is the Brightwell line and it can be found by clicking here). If not provided with enough nutrients it can decrease the ability of this plant to spread. Inclusion of CO2 in the aquarium will increase the plants ability to grow.

*Rapid changes in tank parameters can result in the melting of the plant

You will receive one (1) potted plant, Portion size may vary. 

Scientific Name: Echinodorus tenellus

Light Requirements: Medium to High

Care Level: Easy/Medium

Note: Please do additional research on your plant to ensure it's health. Propagation of this plant is achieved by cutting runners and replanting them in the substrate or allowing it to travel naturally.

 *All Plants may contain snails or snail eggs. We keep them in all of our tanks for the benefits they provide.*

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews

Narrow Leaf Chain Sword

Ryan Strait
Good Quality Plant At a Good Price

Plant arrived in a timely fashion in good shape I've had it in the pot it came in for over a week and it's doing well. Some of the leaves melted, but it's already got a runner on it and it's ready to move to it's new home.

Heath Birchfield

Narrow Leaf Chain Sword

Do people not know that plants "melt"?

I see all these reviews about plants... and they're negative but this is what aquatic plants do, they go through shipping which is rough and then they go on your tank which totally different Feom the one they lives in I'm sure.... they need to acclimate. They may or may not do something called "melt" which is when the leaves look rough, die and fall off..... then it should come back with time and tender loving care. I've ordered many plants online. Out of all of them, I've only had 1 or 2 plants actually die.... but that's good luck for the amount I've purchased and the type of plants they were, were just pretty fragile anyway. Buck up or go to the local petco.

The plant arrived dead

The roots were completely melted, and the leaves were disconnected.

Sorry for the plant Brhau! We refunded your plant and are very sorry for the rough shipping. Please let us know if you need anything else,