Care Level: Easy
Water Conditions: 68-82° F, KH 3-8, pH 5.5-6.5
Propagation: Adventitious Plants
Supplements: High Quality Aquarium Fertilizer
Max. Size: 1′
Color Form: Green
Origin: Africa, Americas, Asia, Australia
Water Sprite, commonly called Indian Fern, can be used as a mid-ground plant or a floating plant. It has delicate, lacy leaves that make a great cover for fry to hide in. The Water Sprite has a poor root system so they obtain nutrients from the water. This plant will grow rapidly under the correct water conditions. It is excellent at removing unwanted and unhealthy inorganic nutrients from the aquarium.
The Water Sprite is a great beginner plant for the new aquarist. They are extremely easy to reproduce in the home aquarium. It is a favorite snack among many species of snails. If there is a worry about protecting the plant from an overgrown snail population, snail eating loaches can be added to the aquarium.