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Manatee Grass

Manatee Grass

Common Name:Manatee Grass

Scientific Name:Syringodium Filiforme

Manatee Grass can grow to a length of 50 cm and it is the second most abundant sea grass in most of the Caribbean, as well as in Florida. In the aquarium the Manatee Grass requires a substrate at least 15-20 cm deep.  Sand beds that are rich in organic material are best, but plants can be fertilized by inorganic means such as dry and liquid plant food. The roots are easily damaged, so care must be taken when planting this particular species in the aquarium. A tall tank is usually needed as individual plants can grow quite large. Not palatable to fish.

Common Opinion: GOOD