Ceratopteris pteridoides (Antler Fern)

Plant Profile

Common Name:
Family: Pteridaceae
Genus: Ceratopteris
Origins: Asia, America
Difficulty: Easy
Lighting: Moderate to high
Growth Rate: Fast
Placement: Midground or floater

A native american plant that would largely benefit from an open top aquarium, part shade-full sun, and loves nitrates 🙂

The leaves consist of sterile & non-sterile leaves that differ in appearance: the sterile leaves are usually broad basal lobes while the fertile leaves are finely disceted into long narrow ultimate segments. Under high light, a red coloration will develop.  Transitional leaves are deeply pinnatifid.
In tank

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