Alternanthera Reineckii Rosanervig
Alternanthera reineckii 'Rosanervig' is a stunning and popular aquarium plant known for its vibrant pink to red coloration. Here are the care requirements to help you cultivate Alternanthera reineckii 'Rosanervig' successfully in your aquarium:
- Provide high-intensity lighting to enhance and maintain the vibrant red coloration. 'Rosanervig' benefits from strong lighting conditions.
**2. CO2 Injection:**
- Supplying pressurized CO2 is highly beneficial for 'Rosanervig.' This will promote healthy growth and intensify its striking color.
- Use a nutrient-rich substrate to support root development. 'Rosanervig' benefits from a substrate that provides essential nutrients.
- Consider using aqua soil or a nutrient-rich substrate designed for planted aquariums.
- Dose a comprehensive liquid fertilizer regularly to provide essential macro and micronutrients.
- Consider adding root tabs to the substrate to supplement nutrients and support the plant's growth.
- Maintain a temperature range of 72-82°F (22-28°C). This range supports the tropical conditions that 'Rosanervig' thrives in.
**6. Water Parameters:**
- pH: 6.0-7.0
- Hardness: Soft to moderately hard water is suitable.
- Maintain stable water parameters, as fluctuations can stress the plant.
- Regularly trim the tops of the stems to encourage lateral growth and bushiness. This helps prevent the plant from becoming leggy.
- Remove any discolored or decaying leaves to maintain a healthy appearance.
- Plant 'Rosanervig' in the midground or background of the aquarium for a striking visual effect.
- Ensure that it has enough space to spread out and showcase its vibrant colors.
**9. Water Flow:**
- Provide moderate water circulation to prevent debris from settling on the leaves and promote nutrient distribution.
**10. Algae Control:**
- Maintain good aquarium hygiene to prevent algae growth on the leaves. Algae can compete with the plant for nutrients and light.
- Proper tank maintenance, including regular water changes, helps control algae.
**11. Tank Mates:**
- Choose compatible tank mates that won't disturb the delicate stems. Avoid herbivorous or digging species that may uproot the plants.
- Regularly observe the plant for any signs of nutrient deficiencies, pests, or diseases.
- Adjust care routines based on the specific needs and conditions of your aquarium.
Providing the right conditions, including intense lighting, ample CO2, and nutrient-rich substrate, will allow Alternanthera reineckii 'Rosanervig' to thrive and exhibit its striking pink to red coloration in your planted aquarium.