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Old 01-29-2011, 10:22 PM   #11
 
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well after you said they need to be in the water, i sunk them in the water and they are just resting at the top so all is well there. i dont know if i mentioned it yet but ive got a bunch of frogbit laying at the top of the tank. my betta really likes blowing bubbles in them. but yeah the amazons resting at the top are pretty nice, i will just trim the branches eventually. is it safe to have almost the whole top covered with plants when im trying to spawn them?
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:55 PM   #12
 
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It is safe as long as the betta can still get air. The roots of the sword plants need to be planted in the gravel but it will be fine to let the leaves float along the top. I thought what you meant in the first post was that the leaves were sticking out of the water and not touching it. Good luck with your spawning you do realizes they make lots of fry that will need to be separated pretty early and that they need special foods when they are first hatched. You may know all that already but I just want to make sure I hope you don't get offended by it.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:00 PM   #13
 
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It is safe as long as the betta can still get air. The roots of the sword plants need to be planted in the gravel but it will be fine to let the leaves float along the top. I thought what you meant in the first post was that the leaves were sticking out of the water and not touching it. Good luck with your spawning you do realizes they make lots of fry that will need to be separated pretty early and that they need special foods when they are first hatched. You may know all that already but I just want to make sure I hope you don't get offended by it.
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hehe yep thanks for reminding me! i am getting my female this coming week, i cannot wait, i made a whole post about it.
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Old 01-29-2011, 11:36 PM   #14
 
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Very cool good luck with them.
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Old 01-30-2011, 09:50 AM   #15
 
amazon swords grow HUGE. have one in my 47g tank that I'm probably gonna have to take out as its taking up about a third of the tank and the leaves are at least 16" long. as calmwaters suggests, pennywort would be a great choice as you can plant it or float it
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:19 PM   #16
 
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yeah i realize that now, i think if i just keep the leaves trimmed it will work out great for my tank. i really like its style.
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:40 PM   #17
 
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Its 20 inches but can grow larger in taller tanks. You can read more about it by clicking on the fish profile section at the top and looking in the rooted plant section.
My amazon sword is 22 inchs in height when the leaves are stretched out
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:41 PM   #18
 
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wow no one ever told me how long they grow until i get them of course, sigh. they are still my favorite looking plants. dont they sell mini amazon swords? i like the thick leaves, i saw some with thin leaves and didn't like them. thick leaves you can actually see and give good hiding places. my betta really likes hiding inside the base of mine.
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Old 01-30-2011, 02:42 PM   #19
 
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Did you ask about them here? Here is a sword that is very pretty and does not grow as big maybe you will like it:
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:07 PM   #20
 
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hm i didnt ask about them i just thought from all the photos that they dont grow, or i really didnt think about it, oh well.
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