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Azolla filiculoides

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Photo Credit: Roberto Furtado

Name: Azolla filiculoides
Care GravelLight
Origin: Cosmopolitan
Easy None Medium


Blue green algae symbiotic Azolla are very beautiful ferns to be put in large fish tanks. Besides being a source of feed for the fish to nibble, it also helps to ward off mosquitoes, which are a menace in tropical regions.

Contributed by Kamala Nayar

Azolla turns red/brown in bright sun...goes bright green in shaded light

Contributed by Daniel

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