Ammannia senegalensis

Ammannia senegalensis in my aquarium
Emerse form of Ammannia senegalensis

Synonymies
Ammannia diffusa, Ammannia filiformis, Ammannia salsuginosa

Description
Nice looking stem plant that needs plenty of light. If it gets enough light the leaves got a red-brown color. On the first photograph of this page you can see how the plant looks in my aquarium at this time, while the second picture shows the emerse form of the plant.

My experiences
I've had this plant in my aquarium for a bit more than two months. The emerse leaves the plants had when I bought them where very sensitive for pointed algae in my aquarium.  At first the submerse leaves where less sensitive for these algae, but when the plants where a bit older the submerse leaves also became sensitive for pointed algae. About a week before I took these plants out of my aquarium they started to form branches on the tops of the plants.

Place and lighting in my aquarium
This plant stood in the mid-back of my aquarium. The lighting I used at the time was a 0.42 Watt/liter lumilux TL lighting (2*18 Watt).
 
Foot-note
The pictures on this page are taken from my own aquarium.

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