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Echinodorus Red Chameleon

Echinodorus Red Chameleon

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Echinodorus Red Chameleon, is a captivating aquatic plant renowned for its vibrant red foliage and striking appearance. Belonging to the Echinodorus genus, this species adds a bold splash of color to freshwater aquariums, captivating aquarists with its unique charm and versatility. Here's a detailed overview of this stunning aquatic plant:

Appearance: Echinodorus Red Chameleon features broad, lanceolate leaves with a rich red coloration that intensifies under proper lighting conditions. The leaves may exhibit variegated patterns and textures, adding depth and visual interest to aquarium landscapes. With its robust growth habit and impressive size, this plant serves as a focal point in aquascapes, creating a dramatic contrast against greenery or hardscape elements.


  • Height: Echinodorus Red Chameleon can grow up to 12 to 18 inches (30 to 45 cm) in height, making it suitable for midground to background placement in larger aquariums.
  • Growth Rate: It exhibits a moderate growth rate under optimal conditions, producing new leaves regularly to maintain its lush appearance.
  • Leaf Structure: The leaves are typically broad and elongated, with slightly wavy margins, contributing to its elegant aesthetic.

Care Requirements: Echinodorus Red Chameleon is relatively undemanding and suitable for beginner to intermediate aquarists. However, providing proper care is essential to ensure its vibrant coloration and healthy growth:

Lighting: Provide moderate to high lighting levels, ranging from 2 to 3 watts per gallon of full-spectrum lighting. LED or fluorescent lights with a color temperature of 5000K to 7000K are recommended to promote intense red coloration and robust growth.

Water Parameters:

  • Temperature: Maintain a temperature range of 72°F to 82°F (22°C to 28°C).
  • pH: Keep the pH level between 6.5 to 7.5.
  • Hardness: Echinodorus Red Chameleon prefers soft to moderately hard water with a dGH of 5 to 15.

Substrate: Plant Echinodorus Red Chameleon in a nutrient-rich substrate such as aquatic soil or gravel enriched with root tabs. Ensure adequate depth to accommodate its root system and provide essential nutrients.

Fertilization: Regularly dose a comprehensive liquid fertilizer or root tabs to supply essential nutrients, including nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Iron supplementation is crucial to prevent leaf yellowing and maintain vibrant red coloration.

Water Flow: Maintain gentle water flow in the aquarium to prevent debris from settling on the plant's leaves. Avoid strong currents that may damage the foliage or uproot the plant.

Pruning: Trim any damaged or decaying leaves as needed to promote new growth and maintain the plant's aesthetic appeal. Use clean, sharp scissors to make precise cuts and prevent stress to the plant.

Propagation: Echinodorus Red Chameleon can propagate through the formation of daughter plants or by dividing the rhizome. Carefully separate the daughter plants or rhizome sections and replant them in the substrate to establish new specimens.

Maintenance: Perform regular water changes of 25% to 50% weekly to maintain water quality and remove excess nutrients. Monitor the plant for signs of nutrient deficiencies, algae growth, or pest infestations, and take appropriate action promptly.

Conclusion: With its vibrant red foliage and graceful presence, Echinodorus Red Chameleon is a captivating addition to freshwater aquariums, enhancing the beauty of aquatic landscapes with its striking coloration and robust growth. By providing optimal care and attention to its requirements, aquarists can enjoy the captivating beauty of this stunning aquatic plant for years to come.

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