Pygmea merill silver line is a stunning aquatic plant that originates from the Philippines. It is also known as Pygmy chain sword and is a popular choice among aquarists looking to create a natural underwater landscape.
One of the key features of the Pygmea merill silver line is its small size typically growing to just a few inches in height. Its unique silver coloration adds a touch of shimmer and sparkle to the aquarium making it an excellent choice for foreground planting.
The Pygmea merill silver line is relatively easy to care for and can tolerate a range of water conditions. However, it prefers soft slightly acidic water and can benefit from the addition of CO2 and fertilizers. Adequate lighting is also crucial for healthy growth with the plant preferring moderate to high light levels. It is not a difficult plant to grow submerged or emersed.
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When planting Pygmea merill silver line in the aquarium it is important to provide it with a suitable substrate. The plant prefers sandy or gravelly substrates that allow its roots to spread and anchor firmly. It can be planted individually or in small groups to create a natural-looking carpet in the foreground of the tank.
The Pygmea merill silver line is an excellent choice for aquascaping due to its unique silver coloration and small size. Its intricate and delicate appearance makes it a perfect addition to any underwater landscape. Additionally, the plant is relatively easy to propagate and aquarists can use runners or divide the plant to create more individual plants.
The plant is native to the Philippines where it grows in shallow waterways and streams. It prefers soft, slightly acidic water with a pH range of 6.0-7.5 and moderate to high water flow. Its long, thin roots allow it to anchor firmly in sandy or gravelly substrates while small runners help it to propagate and spread easily in the wild.
To recreate the natural habitat of Pygmea merill silver line in the aquarium it is important to provide it with soft, slightly acidic water and a suitable substrate. Providing adequate lighting and nutrition is also crucial for healthy growth. Aquarists can use fertilizers or CO2 injection to provide the plant with essential nutrients. Agrarium formulas can be found on our site if you want to make your own fertilizers at home.
Pygmea merill silver line is a unique and beautiful aquatic plant that adds a touch of elegance to any home aquarium. Its silver coloration and small size make it an excellent choice for foreground planting while its ability to propagate easily makes it a perfect addition to any aquascape. By providing the plant with the right conditions and care aquarists can ensure that it thrives and adds beauty to the aquatic environment for years to come.