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Scarlet Temple

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Save up to 15% with In-Store Pickup

Save 10% on orders under $99 or 15% on orders of $100 or more when you choose in-store pickup at checkout. Offer valid online only. Transaction total is prior to taxes & after discounts are applied. Savings will reflect on qualifying merchandise after promotional code is applied. Maximum value $150. Offer not valid on gift cards, gift certificates, previous purchases or charitable donations. Offer may not be combined with other promotional offers or discounts. Terms and conditions of this offer are subject to change at the sole discretion of PetSmart. Offer valid on PetSmart.ca through April 30, 2018 @ 6:30 am EST.

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Beautiful but somewhat challenging to cultivate, Scarlet Temple has a wide cross-shaped leaf that measures about 1½ inches wide and displays a variety of dark green and reddish coloring. Using both very bright light and nutrient-enriched substrate is recommended to help Scarlet Temple thrive in an aquarium setting.

  • Aquatic
  • Maximum height: 22"
  • Wide, cross-shaped, elliptic leaves
  • Tank placement: Background
  • Water temperature: 63-82° F
  • Can grow fully or partially submersed

Note: Plant availability is seasonal. State and local regulations may vary. Pricing may vary by store location.PetSmart stores cannot match the price above for this item. Ask a store associate for details.

Things to remember:

Water temperature:

Aquatic plants require a tropical community aquarium with water temperaturesranging between 63-82º F (17-27º C). Use an aquarium heater to maintainwater temperature.

Adding plants:

Whether you're just starting your aquarium or introducing new plants into your tank, make sure to add only one or two plants at a time.

Lighting:

Most tropical plants require sunlight each day, year round. The duration and consistency are essential for plants to thrive. Natural aquariums must be equipped with the means to provide 12 hours of simulated sunlight each day.

Plant fertilizer:

Fertilizer should only be added according to the dosage instructions on the label, and only when needed (as in the case of a water change). Plants will grow best if fertilized moderately and regularly after water changes rather than given larger quantities of fertilizer on a less-regular basis.

Fish and plants:

Small schooling fish are highly recommended for a natural planted aquarium; larger fish often uproot plants. The adult size and eating habitats of a fish should always be taken into consideration.

Water changes:

Test water weekly to assess water quality. It is recommended that 10% of youraquarium water be changed per week. At the very least, 25% of your aquariumwater should be changed per month. For optimal health, regular water changes not only prevent the undesirable accumulation of excess nutrients, but also remove excess nitrates and waste products of the fish and plants.

Aquarium placement:

Place your aquarium in a low-traffic area, away from direct sunlight and drafts.

Planting your natural aquarium:

Foreground plants: Usually stay very short and help fill in the front part of the aquarium.

Middle ground plants: These plants grow anywhere form 4-10 inches tall.

Background plants: These are the fastest-growing and tallest plants.

Things to watch for:

  • Poor growth
  • Brown spots on leaves
  • Plants appear weak, pale green to yellow, stems have few leaves
  • Plants cease to grow and die off
  • Stem plants have long internodes and small leaves

If you notice any of the signs described above, check your aquariumwater quality and consult an in-store Aquatics Specialist.

More information:

Visit our Fish Care Center to find products, care information and bright ideas to enhance your underwater world.
Scarlet Temple
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