- Spreads easily
- Great for baby fish
- Easy to grow
Vallisneria has been a popular choice in the hobby for quite some time due to its minimal care requirements. It can be an excellent choice for beginners because it is very hardy, thrives under low to medium light and spreads quickly by sending out baby plants as runners. When it's well established you can get a new shoot as soon as every 3 days.
Vallisneria grows very tall in an aquarium and can drape over the top to make fish and fry feel secure. For this reason, it also serves very well as a background plant to provide a nice green back drop for your aquarium.
I recently got some Val for my new aquarium and I followed all the instructions given by Cory and its growing and spreading within a week!
This plant started making shoots from day 1, and a new shoot every day or every other day with a little easy green liquid fertilizer and easy root tabs. However, it did come with a few ramshorn snails.
They packed this plant beautifully., but it had lost several of its leaves. I know this is a delicate plant, but it appeared very healthy. I planted it in my aquarium and so far so good. They said these multiply quickly, that's what I'm hoping for. I've ordered several things a couple times before, but this is the first time I ordered a plant. I will do it again!
I planted Vallisneria about six months ago. It grew a bit but did not spread much. Now six months later it is starting to spread fast.