Micro Sword


The Micro Sword, sometimes called Copragrass, is a great plant for beginners and seasoned aquarium keepers alike. An attractive bottom covering plant with long light green grass-like leaves, it will spread out in thick carpet of grass. The Micro Sword will make an excellent spawning medium, as well as a great foreground plant. This species is amphibious, and will thrive either partially or fully submersed.
The Micro Sword can be housed in water from 70°-83°F, with a neutral pH. This species appreciates a soft substrate that is rich in fertilizer. Provide the plant with moderate lighting of 2 watts per gallon or more, in the color temperature of 5000 to 7000 Kelvin.

The Micro Sword propagates from the many runners that will branch off the root area. It grows exceptionally fast, and will quickly cover the bottom of the tank.

Quick Stats:
Care Level: Easy
Lighting: Moderate
Placement: Foreground
Water Conditions: 70-83° F, pH 6.8-7.5, KH 4-8
Propogation: Runners
Max. Size: 4"
Color Form: Green
Supplements: High Quality Aquarium Fertilizer
Origin: Farm Raised, USA
Family: Apiaceae

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Zane January 18, 2010 at 7:02 am

Hey guys! This is my first post, lemme know please how informative and consise I’m being. : D
Im an amateur Aquarist and am on my second tank other than goldfish/tetra bowls (kid stuff)… Started off with a 2.5 gal and some ADFs + tetras and wanted something bigger, got a 10 gal (NOT big enough! I reccomend “starter” tank be bigger). Anyway, I wanted to go with a natural setup and decided to plant my community setup. I havent matured the tank yet, and have several species of plants, but the Micro stands out to me, so far, as being as hardy as it is pleasing to the eye, my African Dwarf Frogs drift into it to relax, and my pleco leaves it alone. It came packaged with its roots in some foamy material, and I trimmed most away with snips but left a little “chunk” of it to keep the stalks together. I then buried it in the subtrate with the crown (top of roots) exposed. I then gently sprinkled the substrate over it and “fluffed” the stalks back up in increments. This resulted in a natural look and a firmly embedded plant. The plants that I did NOT leave in their “foam” or otherwise affix have a tendency to be pulled out my the current. The swords are right under where the water drops back in and show all the signs of being secure and well. So far these, and Water Wisteria, are my favourite live plants that i reccomend for fellow “noobs” like myself.

Johnny July 13, 2010 at 6:17 pm

great plant! doesn’t get too tall and grows pretty fast with the proper lights and nutrient.

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