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    Amazon Sword - Echinodorus bleheri - Small

    That Fish Place - That Pet Place

    Item # 208899 / Manufacturer Part # F6600360028

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    Quantity discounts apply to all eligible freshwater plants in your order...mix and match to create your very own custom plant pack!

    Amazon Swords (Echinodorus bleheri) are one of the most frequent plants found in home aquariums today. Their large, tall, spear-like leaves help to fill in large areas of a tank and still provide plenty of swimming room for your fish. They can grow to a height of between 7- 2 inches, although few reach the higher end of this range. The Amazon Sword does grow too large for many aquariums, however. They should have moderate to high lighting in order to thrive.

    "Sword Plants" come primarily from the Echinodorus genus and are marsh or bog plants from the tropical western hemisphere (North, South and Central America as well as some islands in the region). While there are around 3 scientifically accepted species, many species are cross-bred and propagated by hobbyists and nurseries to create numerous variants and hybrids.

    While swords may grow emerged in the wild (with their leaves out of the water), they are well adapted to submerged life in the aquarium as well. Emerged plants grow flowers, while submerged plants will reproduce by sending out runners to grow new plants. Most swords need high lighting to thrive. They also benefit from a nutrient-rich substrate and iron and CO2 supplements, especially in heavily planted aquariums.

    Visit That Fish Blog for more information from our marine biologists and aquatic staff on Planted Aquariums and other aquarium-related topics!
    Common NameAmazon Sword - Small
    Scientific NameEchinodorus bleheri
    OriginSouth America
    Plant pH6.5-7.5
    Growth RateModerate to Fast
    Light IntensityModerate to High
    Water HardnessSoft to Moderate
    Temperature Range72-80
    FlowersEmerged: inflorescence stem, usually white
    DifficultyEasy

    Average Rating

    Amazon Plant Review 10/14/2013

    Reviewer: Bob Paquet

    Plants arrived quickly, in good condition, and when planted started putting out new leaves. Very satisfied.

    Nice Plant 8/9/2013

    Reviewer: Michael

    As with all swords, it arrived healthy and vigorous, and within days was putting out new leaves. This is a nice background plant for small aquariums, or mid-ground for larger ones.

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