Vallisneria Spiralis Straight Vallis Live Plant Bunched

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Vallisneria Spiralis Straight

Vallisneria, commonly known as Vallis, eelgrass or tape grass, was named after Antonio Vallisneri, a 17th century physician who was keenly interested in the natural sciences. Vallisneria is a versatile species that adapts well to both unheated and tropical aquariums. A tall, aquatic grass that is popular due to its similarity to seagrass.

Vallis and will do well under moderate lighting, but will grow exceedingly well in brightly lit tanks. The leaves on Vallisneria spiralis can grow to lengths of around 30-50cm, though many variants stay smaller. Vallisneria is an excellent choice for planting backgrounds of small and medium sized fish tanks.

Despite the name, Vallisneria 'spiralis' is a straight leafed plant. Vallis is easy to grow and maintain under low to medium light, and will grow tall in high/bright light. Vallis does not need fertilisers unless you require fast growth, although over-fertilization can often result in 'melted' leaves. Vallis is ideal for hiding filters or equipment, and can be trimmed to size if growth is excessive.

Vallis can be planted direcly into the substrate or gravel in your aquarium, and provides excellent hiding space for fry in breeding tanks. Vallis is also popular with African cichlid keepers.

Supplied loose in a bunch (no pot) approx 15-20 strands
Photo is for illustrative purposes only.

Type: Stem/stalk/grass
Positioning: Background
Origin: Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America
Habitat: submerged plant that spreads by runners
Growth rate: moderate
Supplied height: approx 15-25cm / 6-10"
Max height in cm: 60cm / 24"
Ideal temp: 12-28 degrees celcius
Ideal pH: 6.0-8.5
Light demand: Low to moderate
CO2 demand: Low

Please note: whilst every effort is made to prevent or remove snails and snail eggs, we do not use copper treatments in our systems (because copper is also harmful to shrimp) so cannot absolutely guarantee snail-free. If you are concerned about snails, we recommended that you dip your plants in a snail preventative solution, such as Esha Gastropex, prior to adding to your aquarium. We do not recommend buying treated plants, or administering copper or anti-snail treatments if you have shrimp in your aquarium. Snails are perfectly safe in an aquarium and will not harm your fish.

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