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Heteranthera Zosterifolia in natural habitat

Discussion in 'General Plant Topics' started by nipat, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. nipat

    nipat Guru Class Expert

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    Nothing much, just a link to pictures of Heteranthera Zosterifolia in natural habitat.
    I'm surprised they grow in sand, and in bushy form without anyone's pruning,
    unlike what I have read and imagined.
    http://www.aquamazon.com.br/?area=expedicoes_rio_da_prata

    I suspect the water is somewhat hard too. Since a tributary, Rio Olho d'Água,
    is from a (limestone) spring, even itself is also a spring.
    Again, unlike what I've read that HZ likes softwater.
     
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  2. Biollante

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    I Love This Stuff!

    Hi Nipat,

    Good find. :cool:

    It is fascinating to see the natural habitat.

    Though your point is well taken, I suspect you underestimate the amount of “pruning” that goes on! The prey for those big prey fish are feeding on something. Those Pacu are omnivores and consume a lot of whatever is available.

    Then there are the 'Serpae’ Tetra wherever they are, there will be all kinds of small invertebrates.

    Interesting the plentiful CO2 at around 8-ppm later scrubbed by the rapids. Hard water is of course from the same source as the high CO2, limestone. :)

    If you click on part 1 all the vascular plants and an interesting comment about cyanobacteria.

    I liked the massive amount Echinodorus macrophyllus, which is a nice aquarium plant though is primarily harvested as a medicinal plant. :cool:

    Thanks,
    Biollante
     
  3. nipat

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    Glad you like it. :eek:

    I was too excited to look at part 1 and also overlooked the water parameter below each page.[​IMG]

    It echoes Tom's advice: most plants do fine in hard and soft water.
     
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