An aquarium looks unattractive if there are no plants in it. Bucephalandra (lat. Bucephalandra) relatively recently began to gain popularity. In natural conditions live on the island of Borneo and prefer swamplands. Bucephalandra has rhizome and leaves. It is rarely used as a background object, as it has good decorative qualities. There are a huge number of varieties of bucephalandr with different size and shape of growth.
Despite the fact that this plant has existed for quite a long time, the use of bucephalandra in the aquarium began only 10 years ago. On the island of Borneo, they live along the banks of rivers and small streams. They are not afraid of a fast current, they feel comfortable even under the water. When fully submerged, they sometimes form flowers and pollinate.
The first began to use Buce Bucephalandra to decorate aquariums Japanese. It was they who became the trendsetters on them in 2005. Russian aquarists first began to use them as a decorative object. There are many product names for this plant, therefore, in order to better navigate, you need to ask about the characteristics of the seller.
- The lighting for this plant should be weak or medium.
- Beautiful foliage staining.
- Even with minimal sunlight, the Bucephalandra continues to grow. This makes it a good candidate for the shaded area of the aquarium.
- There are a number of guidelines for content.
Recommend the maintenance of bucephalandra in an aquarium that has passed the stage of maturation for at least three months. Creating a stable water environment is important. When water levels change dramatically, it can lead to dissolution of the leaves of plants in the water.
You can ask the seller about the conditions in which the Bucephalandra Buce in Australia was kept before the sale. But even if you had to face the dissolution of foliage, there is no reason for panic. The main thing is to keep the rhizome healthy. New leaves will gradually grow. The structure of the plant is similar to Anubias .
Bury the rhizome completely in the substrate will not succeed, as this will negatively affect it. The best option is to tie to a snag. Breeders often deal with the dissolution of foliage when placed in a new aquarium. But it is often associated with a high content of nitrates or unexpected changes in water parameters.
Features of various kinds
Different types of plants differ in appearance from each other. First of all, it concerns the shape of the leaves.
As for the light, it can vary from the usual green to the more original, silver and red-brown. Some species have an unusual rainbow overflow.
For the formation of shoots takes some time
They may vary in size. Some grow no more than 5 cm in height, others significantly exceed this parameter. Certain species are drawn up, but remain under the water column. Many leaves are covered with small dots that shine in the sun. Sometimes they are difficult to detect with the naked eye.