03-31-2011, 10:28 PM
| || | Help Identifying this plant??
So I have 2 of these in my 5 gallon, and 2 in my 29 gallon. I got them as rooted clippings for 99 cents from a local lfs. They have grown and done well, but I dont remember exactly what they are. I did some research and best I can guess is that they might be Cryptrocoryne Wendtii? Or at best some species of Wendtii? None of the fish eat it, but the otos in the 5 gal like to rest on it once in a while, and the cories in the 29 gal like to surf the leaves. I am providing pics, they are of the ones in the 5 gal, however there is a pennywort plant sitting right on top (it was a clipping of one that got destroyed in the 29 gal thanks to an albino rainbow shark I use to have that loved to saw down my live plants, but she never messed with the ones that I think are Wendtii). So please ignore the pennywort (or moneywort, whichever it is). Sorry, the pics suck...I have invested too much money into fish and havent had the extra money to buy a nice camera like I want...so I have included 3 of the best pictures of the plants in question from my 5 gallon tank. The ones in my 29 gallon have sprouted new leaves from the bottom. Two weeks ago I started giving them plant food once a week, I am using API Leaf Zone Pro Series. Live plants are new to me, these plants have been in the tanks for like 3 months, and are the first I have ever used that are real. I love the real look and the filtration benefits that come with lots, and plan on upgrading the 5 to a 10 gallon (was going to do it this month, but had to buy a new filter for the 29 gal, and when I upgrade I am going to do a sand substrate and have it 80% live planted). Thanks in advance for any possible identifications of these lovely aquatic plants.