11-10-2010, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Blaxicanlatino
I read that the cambomba furcata was easy... then when i bought it and planted it, i did further research and found it to be one of the most difficult plants to deal with! yes i have some fish in the tank : 1 guppy, 10 cherry srhimps, 3 baby cichlids (babysitting them). Im having trouble keeping the cabomba down in the sand and i have had some shedding of the plant. When i bought the plant,it had many flowers,and since they all have opened. Looks really nice :D but the bottom is competely naked of leaves :(. so far i havent had any "crypt rot" problem yet, but its only been a few days. The tank is a 10 gallon, with 30 watts and dosed with 8 drops of seachem flourish once a week
More mis-information. Of course, the problem with species of plants is that it is often very difficult to distinguish one from another, so inaccurate information on one species gets mixed in with another.
According to Dr. Christel Kasselmann, an authority on aquarium plants, this is without any doubt the most difficult species of Cabomba to maintain in an aquarium. She writes:
In the aquarium, in the long run, the shoots will only last in conditions of very soft, salt-deficient water with a pH-value in the neutral to highly acidic range. Also important is intensive lighting and totally clear water. The substrate should be rich in nutrients. The optimum temperature range hovers between 24 and 30 C. The shoots will decompose within a short time under bad growth conditions. [Aquarium Plants, p. 163] She goes on to remark that she has made several failed attempts at cultivating the "warmingii" type [a variant type within the species having slightly different flowers but otherwise the same].
The two species of Cabomba in our profiles are the easiest, and one of these has a red form.