:: Volume 6, Issue 4 (12-2019) ::
3 2019, 6(4): 37-43 Back to browse issues page
Propagation and cultivation of aquarium plant Cryptocoryne
Shima Hatefi , Reza Nahavandi
university of agricultural sciences and natural resources
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Undoubtedly having lush and interesting plants in the aquarium, in addition to beauty, has a favorable effect on fish. These plants, in addition to create beauty in the aquarium space, provide an environment close to the natural habitat of ornamental fish. The benefits of using aquatic plants in the aquarium include adjusting the water hardness and pH, increasing the dissolved oxygen in the water, and ultimately maintaining the relative health of the fish. The plant Cryptocoryne is a member of Araceae family and having more than 50 different species distributed throughout Southeast Asia. More than 20 species are being used for aquarium decorations in the world. Due to the reddish brown leaves, the plant has high value as an aquarium herb and has a very high export potential. The present study investigates morphological, ecological characteristics, distribution, propagation, cultivation and also introduces several species of this plant.
Keywords: Aquatic plants, Aquarium, Cryptocoryne, Propagation, Cultivation
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/11/2 | Published: 2019/12/31

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