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Hornwort Ceratophyllum demersum

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  Hornwort Aquarium Plant For Sale | Ceratophyllum Demersum    Portion Size: You will receive two to three of 15cm strands of Hornwort.  Description: Ceratophyllum demersum is known...
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Hornwort Aquarium Plant For Sale | Ceratophyllum Demersum 

 

Portion Size:

You will receive two to three of 15cm strands of Hornwort. 

Description:

Ceratophyllum demersum is known by several common names, such as Hornwart and Coontail. It grows very tall in the wild and is a quick beginner-friendly plant that will easily reach all the way to the top of your aquarium or pond. Hornwort can be floated at the water surface, but it grows faster when planted in the substrate, with fluffy underwater bush appearance offers excellent protection for baby fish and shrimp, much like water wisteria and java moss. Perfect for breeding fish.

*May contain snails or algae

 

  • Scientific Name: Ceratophyllum demersum 
  • Care Level: easy
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Tank Placement: foreground/midground, makes a good carpeting plant
  • Lighting Requirement: will thrive in low to bright light
  • Ideal Temperature: 70°-86°F (18°-30°C)
  • pH: 5-8
  • Water Hardness: up to 20 dGH (333 ppm)
  • CO2: No
  • Substrate: No

 

Aquarium Hornwort, scientifically known as Ceratophyllum demersum, is a versatile and popular plant choice for aquarium enthusiasts. With its long, feathery stems and vibrant green foliage, it adds a touch of natural beauty to any aquarium setup. 

Another name for Hornwort is Coontail, referring to its resemblance to the tail of a raccoon. Besides its aesthetic appeal, hornwort benefits are undeniable, such as providing shelter for fish, improving water quality by absorbing excess nutrients, and contributing to oxygenation. 

Hornwort, scientifically known as Ceratophyllum demersum, is an aquatic plant native to North America, Europe, and Asia. Its slender, branching stems bear dense whorls of delicate, feathery leaves, giving the plant a distinct appearance reminiscent of antlers or horns, hence its common name. Hornwort can grow submerged or floating, adapting to various aquatic environments. Its vibrant green color adds a touch of natural beauty to aquariums and water gardens, creating an enchanting underwater landscape.

Ecological Benefits

Hornwort offers numerous ecological benefits, making it a valuable addition to aquatic ecosystems. Firstly, its dense growth pattern provides essential shade, reducing excessive light penetration and helping to control the growth of algae. This shade also offers shelter and protection for fish and other aquatic organisms. Additionally, Hornwort acts as a natural water purifier by absorbing and assimilating excess nutrients, such as nitrates and phosphates, which helps prevent eutrophication and maintains water quality. The plant's fine, feathery foliage also serves as an effective substrate for beneficial bacteria, enhancing biological filtration and improving water clarity.

 

Versatility and Adaptability

One of the notable characteristics of Hornwort is its remarkable adaptability to various aquatic environments. It can be grown submerged or allowed to float freely on the water's surface. Submerged Hornwort provides excellent shelter for fish fry and small aquatic creatures, acting as a nursery and refuge. When floating, it creates a natural habitat for surface-dwelling species, such as small frogs and insects. Hornwort is relatively undemanding and can thrive in a wide range of water conditions, including low light levels and temperatures ranging from 50°F to 86°F (10°C to 30°C). It can tolerate both soft and hard water, making it an ideal choice for beginners and experienced aquarists alike.

 

Cultivation and Maintenance

Cultivating Hornwort is relatively simple. It can be propagated by dividing the plant or by planting cuttings. Hornwort doesn't require a specific substrate and can be anchored to rocks or driftwood if desired. Pruning is necessary to control its growth and prevent overcrowding. As a fast-growing plant, Hornwort absorbs nutrients quickly, making regular fertilization unnecessary in most cases. However, providing adequate lighting and a nutrient-rich environment can promote healthier growth and denser foliage. It's worth noting that Hornwort can become invasive in certain conditions, so monitoring its growth and preventing it from spreading uncontrollably is essential.

Hornwort stands as a versatile and beneficial aquatic plant, adding both visual appeal and ecological benefits to aquariums and water gardens. Its adaptability, ease of care, and capacity to enhance water quality make it a beloved choice for aquarists and nature enthusiasts worldwide. Embracing the remarkable qualities of Hornwort allows us to create thriving aquatic environments while appreciating the wonders of nature's design.

You can conveniently buy Hornwort online from our store Aquafy Australia, ensuring a healthy addition to your aquarium. Elevate your tank with the beauty and benefits of Aquarium Hornwort today.

Customer Reviews

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Ebony

Very happy with the amount and quality. Order arrived on time. Doing very well now a week later! Amazing quality on all plants I have ordered here!

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David Harland
Fantastic

Really couldn’t have asked for better for health plants and great postage. Thanks guys!!!!

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William Chen
Had some hitch hikers

Exactly as advertised, green and healthy. Came with an egg sack of bladder snails. This was for a shrimp tank, so I needed snails anyway so not a bad thing in my case.

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Roy Pugh
Hornwort came mostly alive.

The bg came in a week in a nicely packaged box. Inside the bag there was a lot of brown dead plant matter but most of it was still green. Even though some of it came dead, I am happy.

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William

Came with a bunch of small black insects, duckweed, and a small clear gel sack of eggs.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
71%
(5)
14%
(1)
14%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
E
Ebony

Very happy with the amount and quality. Order arrived on time. Doing very well now a week later! Amazing quality on all plants I have ordered here!

D
David Harland
Fantastic

Really couldn’t have asked for better for health plants and great postage. Thanks guys!!!!

W
William Chen
Had some hitch hikers

Exactly as advertised, green and healthy. Came with an egg sack of bladder snails. This was for a shrimp tank, so I needed snails anyway so not a bad thing in my case.

R
Roy Pugh
Hornwort came mostly alive.

The bg came in a week in a nicely packaged box. Inside the bag there was a lot of brown dead plant matter but most of it was still green. Even though some of it came dead, I am happy.

W
William

Came with a bunch of small black insects, duckweed, and a small clear gel sack of eggs.

Shipping Note

We ship from Mondays to Wednesdays (all orders from Monday to noon of Wednesday will be ship out in the same week and any orders made after noon of Wednesday will be processed next Monday).

For any livestock you have in your order, we will ship them via Australia Post express service. This will usually take 24 - 48 hours to reach you after leaving our workshop.

Any other dry goods, bonsai, plants, and accessories will be sent via standard post. Usually, you will receive the items within 3-7 business day after order is fulfilled.

We alway try to process your order as soon as we can, if you have any questions please contact us on support@aquafy.com.au.

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