Dwarf Baby Tears (Hemianthus callitrichoides) on 3+ inch Driftwood
In addition to being one of the greatest carpeting plants, Dwarf Baby Tears also looks phenomenal on driftwood!
Dwarf Baby Tears (Hemianthus callitrichoides "Cuba") is an exceedingly popular foreground plant in the freshwater aquarium. Its short, yet plentiful leaf clusters will cover virtually all substrate, rockwork, and driftwood of even very large aquariums with proper care. It can also thrive and grow as a floating mat at the surface of the water, providing refuge for fish and shrimp fry while maintaining its role as a beautiful decorative plant.
While not an expert-level plant, Dwarf Baby Tears is a bit more demanding than regular Baby Tears. It requires high lighting and nutrient-rich water. While not absolutely necessary, CO2 supplementation is beneficial and will contribute to much faster growth and stability. This plant will regress rapidly if it does not have excellent water conditions.
We now offer this plant attached to an attractive piece of Malaysian driftwood.
Like most plants, Dwarf Baby Tears will benefit from supplementation such as Seachem Flourish, Flourish Excel, Nitrogen and other plant supplements.
No aquarium plant distributor/nursery/wholesaler/retailer can or will guarantee their plants to be 100% snail free. We can not guarantee our plants will be snail free.
What We Like About This Plant:
- Very attractive plant mounted to driftwood
- Fast growing when kept in nutrient-rich water
- Beautiful carpeting plant
- Provides protective cover for fry
- Quickly covers large portions of the aquascape
- Temperature: 68° - 82° F (20° - 28° C)
- pH: 5.0 - 7.5
- Lighting: High
- Origin: Nursery-grown, but indigenous to Cuba
- Aquarium placement: Foreground
- Care: Moderate