Common Name: Hornwort
Scientific Name: Ceratophyllum demersum
Ceratophyllum demersum is a cosmopolitan, ubiquitous, obligate aquatic plant. In its natural habitat, it is typically found floating in stagnant and slow moving water. It is commonly referred to either as Coontail because its tight whirls resemble a racoon’s tail, or as Hornwort. The Latin and common names of hornwort come from the Greek keras meaning horn, phyllon meaning leaf, and wort (the Anglo-Saxon word for plant). This species has been in the aquarium trade for many years and is commonly available. It is also widely available as a plant for ponds.
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- Easy live aquarium plant specie for any freshwater aquarium. This species of hornwort (Ceratophyllum Demersum) is specifically for aquariums. Aquarium Plants Discounts grows and ships this plant, other sellers are selling pond hornwort which is a different color and texture.
- Create a natural habitat in your aquarium for your fish and invertebrates
- Provide natural resting and hiding places for your smaller fish and invertebrates. Perfect for 5+ gallons aquariums
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