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post #1 of 9 Old 03-31-2011, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
Question 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.
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post #2 of 9 Old 03-31-2011, 09:59 PM
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I have both Cryptrocoryne Wendtii and Cryptocoryne undulata in my tanks. Your pics look more like undulata to me. Then again, I'm no plant expert! (wish I was...)

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post #3 of 9 Old 03-31-2011, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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I have both Cryptrocoryne Wendtii and Cryptocoryne undulata in my tanks. Your pics look more like undulata to me. Then again, I'm no plant expert! (wish I was...)
Thanks for the help...at least I know I was on the right track! :)

I assume a better pic would help, just wish I could supply one.

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post #4 of 9 Old 03-31-2011, 10:21 PM
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You're on the right track, for sure! Definitely a cyrpt, I always find it hard to tell the difference between a number of the different smaller crypt species. Great plants, love them.

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post #5 of 9 Old 04-01-2011, 01:48 AM
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I agree with Kymmie. For sure a Crypt, but which one is hard to tell. Try taking a picture straight on, not at an angle so the glass/water wont distort the light waves. And flash off too please :) I know i'm a little picky, but it should get a little extra detail in the photo. If you're happy to know it's a cryptocorne, then just let it grow :)

P.S. I would say wendtii by the way its lateral growth... but say so 100% on it.
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post #6 of 9 Old 04-01-2011, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
Awesome. Thanks, Aqua Jon. Tonight or tomorrow I will try getting a pic the way you described and post it. Maybe even of the ones from the 29 gallon as it has sprouted new leaves and is very pretty!!!

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post #7 of 9 Old 04-02-2011, 11:15 AM
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I also get confused over the small crypts, but I agree with previous members on the probable two species. Of these, I think C. undulata, but new photos may help. Both species are in our profiles by the way.

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post #8 of 9 Old 04-09-2011, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
Sorry it took so long, its been a very busy week and weekend. But I did manage to get some more pictures...how great once they get blown up on here as an attachment, I dont know, lol. I took as many different ways as I could. And without my flash, you can barely see, but I am attaching both flash and no flash, as well as pics of the one from the 29 gal as all previous photos were from the 5 gal. (The 5 gal is acrylic, the 29 gal is glass.)

Thanks for all the great insight thus far!

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post #9 of 9 Old 04-10-2011, 01:30 PM
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It's still hard to tell, but my best guess would be Cyrptocoryne Wendtii
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