Hornwort | Coontail Aquarium Plant


Hornwort, also known as Coontail, has sturdy, layered hair-like foliage that helps oxygenate and clarify the water as well as keep algae growth to a minimum. It is found free-floating worldwide, in moving and still waters, or loosely anchored in muddy bottoms.

Hornwort leaves are dark green and grow from a 1/2 to 1-1/2 inches long on stems that can reach 24 inches in length. They may be potted or just left to float in the aquarium. Great as background plants and for newborn fry.

Care Level: Easy
Lighting: Moderate
Placement: Background
Water Conditions: 59-86° F, KH 5-15, pH 6.0-7.5
Propagation: Side Shoots
Color Form: Green
Family: Ceratophyllaceae