Blix Japanese: care and maintenance

In large areas from India to New Guinea grow beautiful aquatic plant called Japanese Blix (blyxa japonica).It is especially prevalent in shallow zones - in the coastal strip, in the rice fields of irrigation canals.His popularity is obliged to plant aquarists who use it for their amazing beauty aquarium compositions.

Appearance plants

resemble a bush, Blix Japanese stem plants is short and tight to each other interstices.The narrow pointed leaves extending from the stem is quite powerful, can have color from green to golden red.This depends mainly on the conditions.The tips of the leaves are slightly bent down, which makes the plant particularly sophisticated look.Blooms small white flowers arranged on a long stem.Blix is ​​not Japanese is large, its maximum height of 15 cm, roughly the same width reaches the plant.

Features of growth

Requirements for the content rather mild and do not cause too much trouble.The main thing is that there is sufficient lighting, auxiliary power to achieve the des

ired color of the leaves and the supply of CO2.For Japanese Blixa most preferred acidic soil, rich in composition, t. To. The power plant is mainly due to the root system.When a sufficient amount of iron in the aquarium, and good light leaves turn reddish.However, in some cases such a color may be caused by a lack of nutrients.If the lighting is poor, leaf color is bright green.For flowering is required to maintain high levels of phosphates.Then on long thin stems begin to appear small white flowers.Even under optimal conditions of the rate of increase in plant growth can not be called very fast.The height, which can achieve Blix Japanese mainly depends on the degree of illumination.When a sufficient amount of light is barely plant 7-10 cm, if the lighting is poor, it can stretch to its maximum length.

Blix Japanese: maintenance and care

With Blixa care should be taken very carefully to the composition of the water.It is of great importance for such a sensitive plant.The most suitable is soft water, the rate of which is pH 5.5-7.5.The root system is quite fragile part of the plant, and too hard water can destroy it, the result will be on the grass surface.It is recommended to conduct high-quality filtration and water changes (at least the fifth part), 2 times a month.Maintain an optimum temperature should be between 22 and 28 ⁰S.Regularly have to make the necessary root fertilizing and fertilizers, as well as to ensure the supply of CO2.

case of violation of the conditions of the Japanese Blix may lose its decorative features.In poor lighting conditions, as well as a lack of minerals or excessively hard water inhibited plant growth, stem partly laid bare, and the remaining leaves turn pale appearance.At the same time, Blix is ​​considered sufficiently resistant tank inhabitants, tolerates direct sunlight and lack of heating.

very carefully should use a variety of means to care for the aquarium ecosystem.They are used to suppress the pathogenic microflora and algae.The most popular of all the "CIDEX."Subject to the necessary dosage it is not harmful to plants.Cases of negative impacts "CIDEX" Blix Japanese occur when violated recommended concentration or the frequency of making money.

Soil and fertilization

sand, small pebbles are perfect as a primer.Its thickness should be not less than 4 cm, while planting a root is recommended to put a small clay balls.

plant may die if it does not carry out timely dressing.For this purpose, use is usually clay, sapropel or specialized substrates.Power plants generally takes place by means of the root system.But we should not forget about the liquid fertilizer, application of which contributes to giving the unusual reddish leaves.


Instead of long Pagon Blix Japanese, unlike other plants of this type, produces many side shoots.They are quite easy to distinguish from the main plant with scissors.This should be done carefully, t. To. Blix - the plant is very fragile and easily, damaging it is quite simple.Transplant them can cause difficulty, t. To. Fix in the soil, these shoots have good buoyancy is often problematic.But rooting occurs quickly, and then the root system starts to develop very actively, so that there are more and new shoots.Thus, Blix Japanese gradually takes the shape of a bush.

When these shrubs form a carpet in the aquarium, it gets crowded, so some of them may be reset roots and float on the surface.At the base of the socket you can see the young roots.This shrub is enough to stick in the ground, and it will continue to grow.


Thanks to the well-known Japanese Takashi Amano, Japanese Blix used for the formation of bumps in the aquarium of green in the middle ground, this plant has become popular among aquarists.Looks great Blix and transitional steps between plants of different plans, as well as the background.Quite attractive looks it among large stones, especially in combination with low-growing plants, located in the foreground.It is best planted in the center of the plant, where it is eventually formed glade.Small schooling fish is very good look at the background of the green bush.

Despite the modest appearance, this plant fits perfectly into the most original compositions.It is suitable for small aquariums, as well as more spacious.Planted in the foreground in groups of 3-4 Bush, will look very impressive Blix Japanese.Photo Aquarium, where among other presents, and this plant will not leave anyone indifferent, because the splendor of the underwater world has always attracts the eye.