Guppy Grass


1 golfball portion 3-4 oz volume.


Guppy grass (Najas guadalupensis), also known as Najas grass, is a popular and easy-to-care-for aquarium plant. Here are care requirements for guppy grass in your aquarium:

**1. Lighting:**
- Guppy grass is adaptable to various lighting conditions. It can thrive in moderate to high light, but it can also do well in lower light setups.

**2. Temperature:**
- Maintain a temperature range of 68-82°F (20-28°C). Guppy grass is a tropical plant and does well in typical aquarium temperatures.

**3. pH and Hardness:**
- Guppy grass is not highly demanding regarding water parameters. It can tolerate a wide range of pH (6.0-8.0) and water hardness.

**4. Substrate:**
- Guppy grass can be rooted in the substrate, or it can be left floating. If you prefer it rooted, provide a sandy or fine-gravel substrate.

**5. Propagation:**
- Guppy grass is known for its rapid growth and ability to propagate easily. It can be propagated by cutting and replanting stems. Simply trim a healthy portion and replant it in the substrate.

**6. CO2 Injection:**
- Guppy grass can grow well without additional CO2 supplementation. However, if you provide CO2 injection, it may enhance the growth.

**7. Water Flow:**
- Guppy grass does well in various water flow conditions. It can tolerate gentle to moderate water movement.

**8. Fertilization:**
- While not highly demanding, providing a balanced liquid fertilizer can promote healthier and more vigorous growth, especially in setups with lower nutrient levels.

**9. Pruning:**
- Regular pruning is beneficial to prevent overgrowth. Trim the stems as needed to maintain the desired shape and density.

**10. Tank Mates:**
- Guppy grass is an excellent addition to community tanks and provides hiding places for small fish and fry. It is compatible with a wide range of tank mates.

**11. Algae Control:**
- Guppy grass can help with algae control by outcompeting algae for nutrients. However, maintaining good aquarium hygiene is still essential to prevent algae issues.

**12. Floating Option:**
- Guppy grass can be left floating, providing cover for fry and creating a natural-looking environment. Floating guppy grass also helps diffuse light, reducing its intensity.

**13. Pests:**
- Occasionally check for pests, snails, or debris within the plant. Keeping the plant clean contributes to its overall health.

Guppy grass is valued for its versatility, ease of care, and its ability to contribute to a well-balanced aquarium ecosystem. Regular maintenance and attention to water quality will ensure its healthy growth in your aquarium.