Freshwater Aquarium Plants | Glossostigma elatinoides

Friday, February 25, 2011
Glossostiga elantinoides is the type of freshwater aquarium plant that first popularized by Takashi Amano, aquarist from Japan. Glossostigma elatinoides will flourish if the water conditions in accordance with the requirements. The leaves will overlap each other and the bottom leaves will die due to lack of light. Therefore, the leaves should be trimmed regularly so that the new leaves can grow up and look neat.

Glossostigma elatinoides only requires sufficient fertilizers and an adequate source of the gas CO2 (carbon dioxide), or a good liquid carbon substitute like Excel or Natural Aquarium Vital. It also likes water that is not too hard. The leaves are a beautiful shade of bright green, making it an excellent foreground plant for higher light aquariums. In lower light the plant tends to grow upward as if to reach the light, and eventually withers away.

"Glossostigma elatinoides" besides requiring a sufficient supply of carbon dioxide also requires a lot of light. Therefore, placement these plants near the aquarium lighting will provide enough light for Glossostigmat elatinoides to photosynthesize, besides seek to no other plants that cover the aquarium lights.