Aegagropila Slate Rock

Info

Aegagropila linnaei is a very peculiar little aquarium plant. It is a ball-shaped species of green algae with a velvety surface. This form is rarely found in nature; usually they grow in flatter, carpet-like colonies. The interesting round shape is created by gentle wave action along the substrate. Because they tend to grow extremely slowly, moss balls are very popular for use in Nano Cubes and other small aquariums. Combined with stones and roots they give rise to highly attractive designs and layouts.  

 

 

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Plant profile

Genus: Aegagropila
Species: linnaei
Family: Pithophoraceae
Origin: East Asia
Light: medium – low
Temperature: 10-26°C
Growth rate: very slow
Area: Foreground
Height: up to 10 cm
pH: 6-8,5
Water hardness: moderate to very hard
Co2: 0-10 mg/l
Propagation: division