- Carpeting Plant
- Small Leaves
- Great for Shrimp
Micranthemum 'Monte Carlo' is a carpeting plant which is typically used by aquarists to achieve lush foreground cover. It is a low-growing plant with bright green, rounded leaves. It will creep laterally along the substrate as it grows along and can also be used overhanging on decor or rocks.
Monte Carlo does not require much beyond medium to higher lighting and fertilizer to thrive. Once it takes off, it will fill in nicely to form a soft carpet for shrimp and bottom dwellers to enjoy.
I bought two pots of Monte Carlo. Both were overflowing, like the ACOOP picture shows, and very healthy. They are slow growers, and their root structure isn't the strongest, so best matched with fish that don't mess with with the substrate a lot.
Monte Carlo is not a beginner plant but that that didn't sway me from buying it anyway. The plant I got was a beautiful green and in great health. Planting was simple and straightforward. It's a testament to the quality of the plant that it's lasted in my tank without CO2 or proper nutrients close enough to its roots. After I tried my hardest to kill it, it even rewarded my feeble root tabs with new growth. Aquarium co-op has done absolutely everything they can to set us up for success and it definitely shows!
The Monte Carlo plant fits sowell in the aquarium..the fish constantly nuzzle..I will be buying a few more.