01-04-2012, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Byron
Yes, that is a flower appearing. The photo in the profile isn't the best, but it was all I could find online that wasn't copyright.
The flowers are to me small versions of the houseplant calla lily, if you've ever seen that flowering. The petals will turn white, and there is the stamen inside. The flower remains underwater when the plant is submersed as it usually is in aquaria.
Plants sometimes flower shortly after you acquire them. That is usually because they have been grown emersed by the nursery, and marsh plants (many of our popular aquarium plants are not true aquatic but amphibious marsh plants) normally flower during the emersed period. I did once have Anubias flower for me after it had been in the aquarium for several years, which was a nice surprise.
Yes it was kinda hard to see the flower in the profile pic. Thanks for explain more on how the flower will look. I had a lily once in a 55 gallon tank once setup for frogs. It would produce flowers on a regular basis. The flowers were pretty much how you described them. I have no clue how long this plant had been in the stores tank but usually the stores around me really don't sell that much plants so there's no telling how long they had it for. At any rate I am just happy I actually got a plant to flower be it whatever reason. LoL