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Product Code: Echinodorus Tennelus Live Aquarium Foreground Plant(Exotic)
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Echinodorus Tennelus Live Aquarium Foreground Plant

Echinodorus Tennelus Live Aquarium Foreground Plant (50 plants)

The Echinodorus Tennelus, also known as the Pygmy Chain Sword, is a popular choice for aquarium enthusiasts looking to create a lush, green foreground in their tanks. This versatile plant, belonging to the Alismataceae family, is known for its grass-like appearance and its ability to form dense carpets under the right conditions. Ideal for both beginners and experienced aquarists, the Echinodorus Tennelus is easy to care for and adds a beautiful, natural look to any freshwater aquarium.


  • Scientific Name: Echinodorus tenellus
  • Common Name: Pygmy Chain Sword
  • Family: Alismataceae
  • Origin: North America
  • Plant Type: Rosette
  • Growth Rate: Medium to Fast
  • Height: 3-5 cm (1-2 inches)
  • Light Requirement: Moderate to High
  • CO2 Requirement: Not necessary but beneficial
  • Propagation: Runners
  • Placement: Foreground
  • Temperature Range: 20-28°C (68-82°F)
  • Water pH: 6.0-7.5
  • Water Hardness: Soft to Hard

Care Instructions

  • Lighting: Echinodorus Tennelus thrives in moderate to high lighting conditions. Ensure your aquarium light provides sufficient intensity to support its growth.
  • Substrate: A nutrient-rich substrate is ideal for promoting healthy growth. You can use aquarium soil or add root tabs to the substrate to provide essential nutrients.
  • Water Parameters: Maintain a temperature range of 20-28°C (68-82°F) with a pH level between 6.0 and 7.5. The plant can tolerate a variety of water hardness levels, from soft to hard.
  • CO2 and Fertilization: While CO2 supplementation is not strictly necessary, it can enhance the growth and vibrancy of the plant. Regular dosing with liquid fertilizers or root tabs will also support its nutrient needs.
  • Trimming and Propagation: Trim the plant regularly to encourage dense growth and prevent it from overshadowing other foreground plants. Echinodorus Tennelus propagates through runners, which can be separated and replanted to create new clusters.

Echinodorus Tennelus is a resilient and adaptable plant that can transform the look of your aquarium with its lush, carpet-like growth. Its ease of care and aesthetic appeal make it an excellent addition to any freshwater setup, providing a vibrant and natural foreground.

Echinodorus Tennelus Live Aquarium Foreground Plant pictures shown are of Submersed Grown Plants in Aquariums under Optimum Plant Growing Conditions. Echinodorus Tennelus Live Aquarium Foreground Plant are grown in our farms in Immersed or Submersed Conditions depending on variety. Hence, Echinodorus Tennelus Live Aquarium Foreground Plant Leaf Structures may vary from that shown in pictures. When Echinodorus Tennelus Live Aquarium Foreground Plant are grown submersed in aquariums under Optimum Growing Conditions as required by the Plant (Light, Co2 and Nutrients) they will get the appearance as shown in pictures. You will get a packet is fully sealed without oxygen and it is safe to travel long distances for 5-7 days. Buying Echinodorus Tennelus Live Aquarium Foreground Plant online from aquastore is totally safe, we are delivering you with 100% satisfaction.

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