BUCEPHALANDRA MINI CATHERINAE - Bucephalandra sp. 'Mini Catherinae'
Quality Control Policy - Indoor Grown, Free from Outdoor Pests & Frequent Plants Health & Algae Check
Fast Delivery - 95% delivered within 1-3 days after posted
Submersed Grown Quality Policy -95% of our plants are patiently submersed grown in our aquarium to help you avoid plant transition melting issues that affect many tissue culture & emersed grown plants when planted underwater in an aquarium
(Information written by Aquarzon based on actual growing experience, observations and research. Please do not copy any information or photos)
Portion Size : Around 5-8 Leaves
Portion Type: Unattached or Attached to Rock depending on option selected
Growth Speed : Slow-Very Slow
Difficulty Level : Easy
Temperature : 10-30°C
PH Range : 5.5-7.8
Min. Light Needs: Low
Origin : Borneo, Asia
Bucephalandra Mini Catherinae is a variety of small type of Buce which grows very narrow leaves. Based on Aquarzon's research, it is understood to be the smallest variety among the several different varieties of the Catherinae. The leaves are usually greenish. Under RGB LED lighting, some blue tone can usually be appreciated.
It in the 3rd photo here taken by Aquarzon, the comparison between Bucephalandra Black Catherinae (top part of 3rd photo) vs Mini Catherinae (bottom part of 3rd photo) can be seen. This photo was taken under MML RGB LED. The Mini Catherinae appears smaller than the Black Catherinae.
When grown under higher lighting intensity with RGB LED, Bucephalandra Mini Catherinae usually develops darker green leaves with some blue tone.
Please note that not every single piece will have the same exact colour tone because the colours are variable which can change depending on the exact aquarium conditions it is grown at that very point of time. For example, even by just moving a clump from the middle of the aquarium to the side, the colours can change the next month due to the change in light exposure from the position movement. Aquarium lighting can also affect its appearance. Under pure white lighting, most Buce would appear more green and under aquarium RGB LED lighting, most Buce would usually appear more colourful.
The Bucephalandra rhizome for sale of this variety by Aquarzon here is 100% submersed aquarium grown and cared indoor. It is not emersed, tissue culture or pond grown. Emersed or tissue culture grown Bucep can suffer melting when placed in an aquarium. This leads to an increase in ammonia and organics as it rots, making it susceptible to BBA and other algae issues. Pond grown Buce can contain unwanted outdoor parasites and disease that spreads in an aquarium. This stock we sell is also not harvested from the wild as it is non-legal and can cause to a species to be extinct. The Bucephalandra rhizome for sale here is the result of natural aquarium propagation and care which takes continuous effort and very long time as Buce has a very slow growth rate.
Majority of Aquarzon Buce are aquarium submersed grown for around 1-3 years and are only sold once they meet our quality standards. The price reflects the effort and time in propagating and caring for these slow to very slow growing plants, some of which only grows 1 leaf in 2 weeks when grown submersed in an aquarium.
By purchasing from Aquarzon, you are assured of quality, natural aquarium submersed indoor-grown Buce that do not suffer diseases or emerse-to-submerse melting issues. You are also assured that you are doing the right thing by supporting sustainable growth efforts and not supporting non-sustainable wild harvesting in Borneo, Asia that can lead to the extinction of this species.