I have a water lily growing in one of my 10 gallon tanks. The pH is slightly basic (7.6-7.8) and the water is slightly hard (don't remember the parameters, but do remember testing and it was on the hard side. Nothing extreme though).
I have 2x15W bulbs in the hood, they are on about 12-15 hours a day.
It grew from a bulb, I had my doubts that it would grow at all as it took several months to sprout, but it finally has.
It's growing very very quickly. The stems and leaves are all a reddish-brown color. Is this normal? I was treating the tank with Rid Ick + when it sprouted.
I have several zebra danios and platies in the tank. Are water lilies OK with these fish? What fish, if any, are they not OK with in case I change my stock? Will it just grow until it overtakes my tank if I don't trim it, or will it eventually stop?
Thanks for the help. Kind of a random purchase that I didn't research ahead of time, and now I'm worried!