Minimum Tank Size: 29 Gallons (110 Litres)
Care Level: Very Easy
Water Conditions: 6.0 -9.0 pH and Moderately Hard to Very Hard
Temperature: 64–82°F (18-28°C)
Maximum Size: 6 feet (2 meters)
Jungle vals (Vallisneria americana) also known as water celery, eelgrass and tape grass are a hardy, freshwater plant that are part of the tape-grasses family. It was one of the earliest aquatic plants used in the hobby, and remains very popular to this day.
Jungle vals are incredibly hardy, and can adapt to most water conditions. With that being said, they are one of the few plants that prefer hard, alkaline water and may experience slower growth in soft, acidic water. They are also one of the few plants that can tolerate brackish water, though this will negatively impact their growth rate and propagation.
Jungle vals reproduces through runners in the home aquarium, which will root, and then form a new plant. The runners must not be separated from the main plant until the leaves have become fully developed. It can then safely be moved and replanted elsewhere in the aquarium. It often takes up to four weeks for the plant to acclimatize to being relocated and begin growing again
Jungle vals are the perfect plant for problem fish, and the combination of deep roots and tough leaves make them difficult for even the most aggressive fish to damage or uproot. They are good choices for cichlid and herbivore tanks, and while some fish will still be able to destroy them over time, they have a much better survival rate than most other aquatic plants.
- Brand: Home Aquatics
- Product Code: Jungle Vallisneria
- Availability: 2-3 Days