Access Excellence Science Seminar

Life in a Fishbowl:
The Art and Science of
Aquariums and Fishkeeping

by Sam Chen, an aquarist from Mountain View CA

Amazon swordplants (Echinodorus sp.) grow well in a rich gravel substrate with some clay. Optimal temperature range is 68-81 degrees F. Lighting, pH and water hardness are not critical. This species is a very dependable plant. In their natural habitats they are widely distributed in South America.

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