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Alternanthera reineckii ‘Mini’

Alternanthera reineckii ‘Mini’ is a slow growing red color plants that can be a good option for nano aquarium. However the plants grows fast and tall if injected with high co2 and light.
Deep red leaves
Good for foreground with red color
Creates strong color contrast



Alternanthera reineckii Mini is a popular and colorful aquatic plant that is commonly used in planted aquariums. Here’s some information about Alternanthera reineckii Mini:

1. Appearance: Alternanthera reineckii Mini is a smaller variant of the Alternanthera reineckii plant. It has vibrant red to pink leaves that are narrower and more compact compared to the regular Alternanthera reineckii. Under high light intensity, this plant can exhibit intense red coloration, creating a visually striking effect in the aquarium.

2. Care requirements: This plant requires specific care to thrive:

– Lighting: Alternanthera reineckii Mini thrives in high lighting conditions. Providing strong, consistent light will promote its best growth and coloration.
– Water parameters: It prefers a temperature range of 72-82°F (22-28°C) and slightly acidic to neutral water, with a pH range of 6.0-7.0. Stable water parameters and good water circulation are important for its health.
– Nutrient requirements: Alternanthera reineckii Mini benefits from regular dosing of essential nutrients such as nitrate, phosphate, potassium, and trace elements. Carbon dioxide injection can also help with growth.

3. Propagation: This plant can be propagated through stem cuttings. Simply cut off a healthy stem, trim the leaves from the bottom, and plant the stem in the substrate. With proper care, the stem will develop roots and new growth will emerge from the top.

4. Placement in the aquarium: Alternanthera reineckii Mini is commonly used as a foreground or mid-ground plant in the aquarium. Its compact size makes it suitable for smaller aquariums or for creating colorful accents in larger tanks. Planting it in groups or along the sides of the aquarium can create a dense and visually appealing effect.

5. Compatibility: Alternanthera reineckii Mini is compatible with a variety of fish and invertebrates commonly kept in aquariums. However, be mindful of fish species that may nibble on or uproot the plants.

Overall, Alternanthera reineckii Mini is considered a moderately difficult plant to grow due to its specific care requirements. However, with proper attention to lighting, water parameters, and nutrient supplementation, it can reward you with vibrant and beautiful foliage in your aquarium.

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