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post #21 of 30 Old 03-30-2010, 03:18 PM
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Ok, so I've bought my plant. The trouble is, the young people in the shop had absolutely no clue what it is, so I need to do some scouting around online to try to find out for myself (she did say it was easy to grow, we shall see about that!). I got several stems in the little pot so I planted a couple (in both tanks), and left one floating. The experiment begins....

ETA: Well, that wasn't too hard. It looks just like the pennywort that was recommended above. It looks like there are a couple of different plants commonly called pennywort, so presumably whichever this one is is ok to sell and isn't the prohibited one. It's very nice, anyway. Thanks for the suggestion!
The true Brazilian Pennywort is included in our plant profiles, check the photo and see if this is what you have now. There is also a plant called Moneywort.
http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/p...ian-pennywort/

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post #22 of 30 Old 03-30-2010, 05:34 PM
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Tanker, post some pictures once done.
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The true Brazilian Pennywort is included in our plant profiles, check the photo and see if this is what you have now.
I'm really not sure. I thought that the genus name was the one that is a weed here and there was a different name. I'd really need to do some research to find out exactly what is and isn't sold here to decide what I've got. There are also other branches of the shop that I got it from and staff at another shop might know more what they are selling. It certainly looks like the Braziliam Pennywort to me. If that's not what it is, it's a very similar-looking plant.

karjean, I'd like to post pictures and I will do when I can do it (although the plants aren't anything to see, they've only got a couple of leaves on them). I've got a new camera which I haven't figured out how to use yet and getting decent photos is still a work in progress.
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Sorry I hadn't come back to this thread in few days. Your update pic's look GREAT! Way to go there!!!

I'd just like to add a lil cautions to a prior question here from my exp; I also never had issues adding plants and sick getting fish up until recently when I added several Java ferns and that was it for "news" on my tank and next AM every single fish was coated in ich. While it is very uncommon its also not unheard of and therefore if I have a fully stocked tank in which I now want to add "outside plants" (meaning anything but from my own tanks) I rather soak them for a few days before adding them to my tanks I learned my lesson the hard way there.

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Yes, yours was the thread that I'd read that made me ask about ich coming in on the plants. Hopefully nothing's going to happen. I get so nervous, always checking the fish are alive and how they look. I'm sure I'll settle down when the tanks are properly established. I really should steer clear of the disease threads until my tanks have cycled. I'm a fish hypochondriac
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This is Brazilian Pennywort, Hydrocotyle leucocephala. Do you just have one stem? It looks better if there are 3 stems planted together. Once it settles, and this can take a couple months, it will take off. You'll have plenty of stems then. B.

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post #28 of 30 Old 03-31-2010, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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I had a few stems, but I planted them in different spots. It's a bit of an experiment at this stage. I'm assuming it's a bit like gardening on dry land and you can grow by cuttings? If it grows I'll cut some off and plant more. At this stage, I'm just waiting to see if it'll take. Thanks for the plant id. It's pretty silly that the shop doesn't make an effort to label their plants. What if someone was after something specific?
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Any of the stem plants you have there if they either reach the top or the height you desire just pinch them off and stick it back int he gravel and it'll grow. Especially the pennywort grow very fast and is super easy to do clippings from, or you can just also pinch off the pennywort and let it float up top does not have to be in the gravel to grow

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post #30 of 30 Old 04-01-2010, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I thought that would be the case. One of the stems is already broken off. I wonder if the fish (guppies) chewed it off? Either that or it must have rotted or something....
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