Does Amazon Sword need fertilizer?

Amazon swords are root feeders first and foremost, so provided they are grown in good aquarium soil, feeding will not be strictly needed. If grown in an inert substrate like sand or gravel though, you’ll want to use aquarium fertilizers suited for rooted plants like root tabs.

How do I add Co2 to my aquarium?

You can add carbon dioxide easily and cheaply by setting up a yeast fermentation bottle, and feeding a tube from the bottle top into the intake of a powerhead or canister filter. If you don’t want to make one out of a plastic water or soda bottle, you can buy fish tank filters on the market.

How do you take care of a red sword plant?

Care for the Red Rubin Sword is very simple. This plant will benefit from CO2 supplementation, but it does not require it. While it will thrive in high lighting, it is also very durable and can do very well under moderate lighting. It requires nutrient-rich substrate for its extensive root structure.

What is an Ozelot sword plant?

Ozelot Sword aquarium plants (Echinodorus ‘Ozelot’) display long, wavy-edged green or red leaves marked with bright marbling. Ozelot Sword plants are prolific growers that spread by rhizomes and side shoots, often producing a new leaf every week. In a fish tank, it is an undemanding plant that requires almost no care once established.

How do I care for my Ozelot sword plant?

Very little care is required, but the following tips may help with Ozelot Sword plant care: Plant Ozelot Sword in 3 to 4 inches (8-10 cm.) of aquarium gravel or other substrate, as the root system can be extensive.

What are the light requirements for the Ozelot sword?

The Ozelot Sword requires moderate to high lighting, approximately 3 watts per gallon provided by full spectrum (5000-7000K) bulbs. The temperature of the water should be between 73-83F, with an alkalinity of 3-8 dKH and a neutral pH. The Ozelot Sword propagates by rhizomes, or adventitious shoots, that grow off of leaves.

What is Echinodorus Ozelot?

Echinodorus Ozelot, also known as Ozelot Green Sword, is an easy to grow plant that is very tolerant of varied water conditions. It produces red-dappled oval-shaped leaves.