Lomariopsis lineata


At first glance, it is easy to confuse Lomariopsis with the moss Monosolenium tenerum. However, a simple distinguishing criterion is the distinct midrib in Monosolenium. Lomariopsis does not possess this. Freshwater kelp, as it is incorrectly called, is a peculiar fern species that grows only in the prothallium stage and can be used like a moss species in the aquarium. Prothallium is the name given to the pre-sprouting stage and simply in form as a small, flat thallus body.

Lomariopsis plant pads are easy to tie up or wedge between rocks and roots. The growth is very slow and therefore ideally suited for nano aquariums.




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Plant profile

Genus: Lomariopsis
Species: lineata
Family: Lomariopsidaceae
Origin: South East Asia
Light: medium – low
Temperature: 22-28°C
Growth rate: very slow
Area: Foreground
Height: 3-10 cm
pH: 6-8
Co2: 10-30 mg/l
Propagation: division