Ceratopteris thalictroides

Ceratopteris thalictroides (family Pteridaceae) is an aquatic fern similar to C. cornuta but with much finer foliage. This is normally an easy growing plant that appreciates a lot of light, high temperatures and a good supply of nutrients like most fast growing plants. It will also benefit from CO2. Ceratopteris thalictroides is an excellent choice for a new aquarium where it will help remove excess nitrates and phosphates. Like C. cornuta it also propagates very easily by separating plantlets that have formed on the edges of the leaves. Any leaves that have broken off will also form new plants if left floating in the water.