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Red Root Floaters

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Red Root Floaters

The Red Root Floaters, also known by its scientific name Phyllanthus Fluitans, is the ideal water plant for your open aquarium. On top of their 5 – 10 cm long, thin stems, there are 1 – 2 cm long hairy and centrally arched floating leaves. The edge of these leaves is flat and heart-shaped incised at the base. Their characteristic reddish roots draw their nutrients from the water of your aquarium.

For whom are the Red Root Floaters suited?

The Red Root Floaters may not be as suitable for beginners, as they do require an extra bit of care. For ideal growth, they require rather specific lighting and water conditions, and they may require additional fertilizer for healthy growth, as your aquarium may lack the necessary trace elements these plants need.

What are they like?

Although the leaves are water-repellent, they do not tolerate dripping water, which may cause them to start rotting. It is therefore only recommended for use in open aquaria. What's interesting is that the better the lighting conditions, the deeper red the leaves start to become. Good lighting promotes the red colouring of the leaves, which are light green in low light, and accelerates otherwise slow growth. However, harder water is preferred with increasing light incidence. An adequate supply of nutrients also accelerates growth, which may require additional fertilizer. If your Red Root Floater feels well, small white flower umbels can sprout in the leaf axils, from which green fruits develop. However, this has rarely been observed in aquaria and can be considered a challenge for enthusiasts.

The ideal conditions for the Red Root Floaters

Red Root Floaters do not like currents and thrive best in water with medium hardness, with the exact hardness depending on the lighting intensity. The water temperature should be between 24 - 31 °C, as should the ambient temperature in the terrarium, where constant high humidity must also be ensured, although dripping water should be avoided. Further, the water can be slightly acidic. Regular fertilization with trace elements via the water column ensures healthy growth.

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

     

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    Loving my Red Root Floaters

    I got some Red Root Floaters the other day. Not only do I love them, but the shrimp do, too! They are beautiful plants, and it’s fun to watch the shrimp walk upside down on the roots as they float at the water’s surface.

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    F.B.
    Red Root Floaters

    All the Red Roor Floaters arrived in perfect conditions. I deployed them between two tanks. So far so good, no issues. I do want to mention that Flip Aquatics packaging is second to none. Heat Pack was still warm for a few days after. I would definitely recommend Flip Aquatics for all your aquarium needs. I'm looking to purchase Blue Dream Shrimp from them in the future. To Rob and the team, thank you.

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    S.L.

    They look great in the tank

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    T.
    Lovely plants

    Love the fact that the roots float deeper than many other floating plants. Plants arrived healthy even though USPS held them for a while. Very happy with my purchase.

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    T.S.
    Red Root Floaters

    Plants came in very healthy haven't had much issue since receiving them, the packaging was great came with my 10 red cherry shrimp.

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