Plant ID(thanx guys)

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  1. Ruan

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    So, here are some pics of my new babies.
    I have no idea what they are, maybe you guys can help me out.
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    and this one
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    Google chrome cant see pics.... :D
     
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    Kribs I can see the pics fine.......try again :D
     
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    First one is an Amazon Sword, possibly Echinodorus Ozelot?

    2nd looks like a Giant Hygrophilia?
     
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    Ruan

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    Mmmm, maybe you need a "Betta connection"? :bigsmile::bigsmile::bigsmile:
     
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    LOL nice!
     
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    Actually, the first could also be an Aponogeton. Do the roots sprout strait from the plant or do they come out of a bulb/tuber type thing?
     
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    Its more like a bulb type thing.
    Thanx Slagter.
     
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    a crypt of some sort?
     
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    I have a large aponogeton in my one tank and it looks bang on, identical to that, including the reddening of the leaves.
     
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    Thank you guys, really helpful info!
     
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    The second one looks a bit like Hygrophyllia, but a lot more like Green Peppers. hehe
     
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    One of mine, if i may

    Could i maybe add this one plant/twig to the ID list, maybe someone can tell me for certain what this is?

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    The first one is definitely a sword plant and not a aponogeton or a crypt, about that I am pretty sure.

    Pic no 2 is a bit of a mystery. The stem is very slender as a result of which I do not think it is a Hygrophila, but what it actually is, I am not sure. Perhaps you can send us another pic with you hand in it so that we can get some idea of actual size.

    Ferryman, your pic is of a pretty sick Hydrocotyle leucocephala. It sends up these runners to the water surface, but your plant needs light and ferts......

    Kind regards,

    Dirk
     
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    Thanks alot Prof!
    Its not that its sick, its just a teeeeny tiny twig that broke off from a potted version at the LFS where i bought the vallis, asked them if i could keep it. its made that one new leaf in the last week, and it seems that the biggest/oldest leaf has started breaking down yesterday/today
     
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    ok the Giant hygrophilia, thats a underwater tree!! i had 3 or four stems in my 60L, they eventualy start growing roots out of the sides of the stems towards the substrate, but leave growth is slow, if u plant them together it looks nice, but i had mine removed, the sword at the top wil grow out nice in 2-3months time

    hahaha blerrie students:bigsmile:, i also ask the LFS alot for the floating left-overs of the plants that broke of, im also a student.
     
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    Okay an update!
    The Giant hygrophilia has grown tremendously in the past 4 days! :eek:
    When I got them they were about 150mm tall with smallish leaves.
    The leaves have almost doubled in size and they're almost 200mm high now!

    Is this normal?
     
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    Under the correct conditions, yes. It is a pretty good grower!!

    @ Prof Dirk - Surely, if the plant you refer to as a sword has a bulb or tuber, it is an aponogeton?
     

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