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post #1 of 4 Old 02-29-2012, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Question brazilian sword

My LFS is selling these and says they do well submersed. I be crazy and skeptical never take anyone selling me something for face value simply because they are their to make money. So with the forums collective experience what do you have to say about this particualy plant. i figured it was some kind of amazon sword sub-species but i could be wrong.
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-29-2012, 07:09 PM
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No, they are not true aquarium plants and will not last.

I believe their scientific name is Spathiphyllum tasson so not the same as an Amazon Sword, but close in appearance.
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post #3 of 4 Old 02-29-2012, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Grrr it looked so nice =/ o well. I guess I'll keep looking for an amazon sword since my LFS is trying to sell these.
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post #4 of 4 Old 02-29-2012, 07:51 PM
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I learned something from this. I don't believe I have ever seen a plant called "Brazilian Sword" by that name, and I would have assumed it was an Echinodorus, which it is not. Now I know better.

Only goes to show, we never stop learning.

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The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
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