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post #11 of 22 Old 10-24-2010, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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These plants carried some bugs warms. Thought I cleaned them throughly still there were some larvae and some some kind of worm !! Yak.. Yak.. Lolz. ( I have some serious problem with worms) After putting those plants in the aquarium under the light they were visible. Some of them fell and some of them were dancing by hanging on to plants. I was lucky that my Dwarf gouramis were hungry Then My Gouramis came and they showed me how hungry the were :P so they took care all of them. Gouramis really liked <3 those plants.
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post #12 of 22 Old 10-24-2010, 05:39 PM
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Second plant is anacharis. It will grow fast floating or planted. It is undemanding and doesn't grow much for roots. Its kind of annoying as a floating plant because it has the ability to alter its buoyancy to move around and take advantage of the best light and will move around your aquarium.
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post #13 of 22 Old 10-24-2010, 08:39 PM
agreed anacharis

I doubt the worms are anything to worry about, but in general if you want to add things you found from nature they should be from a non polluted source. As far as taking things from the water, it is alot riskier then using stuff you found on land. Aquatic ecosystems crawl with micro and macro organisms most of which are not fish. They are usually crustaceans, insects(adult, larvae, and egg), mollusca, and other less derived organisms. However disease is much less common in nature then it is our fish tanks. None the less its a good idea to not take stuff from stagnant water.

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post #14 of 22 Old 10-25-2010, 08:58 AM
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Second plant is anacharis. It will grow fast floating or planted. It is undemanding and doesn't grow much for roots. Its kind of annoying as a floating plant because it has the ability to alter its buoyancy to move around and take advantage of the best light and will move around your aquarium.
i agree , i turned this plant over (when it was floting) and after 2 days it had turned to face the light :):):)

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Second plant is anacharis. It will grow fast floating or planted. It is undemanding and doesn't grow much for roots. Its kind of annoying as a floating plant because it has the ability to alter its buoyancy to move around and take advantage of the best light and will move around your aquarium.
i have to say my plants roots are 15" long from the plant going down towards the gravel :):):)

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post #16 of 22 Old 10-25-2010, 12:40 PM
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The second plant is probably Elodea canadensis, commonly named "pondweed" for good reason; it will grow very fast. It is a stem plant, so you can stick the cut ends of the stems in the substrate and it will grow up and across the surface (though lower portions of the stems will probably lose their leaves) or let it float. Roots will grow along the stems. Same applies to the first plant, which as Mikaila said is hornwort, another very fast growing plant.

Elodea prefers cooler water, and in a tropical aquarium may disintegrate. It works well with goldfish, and they will eat it too.

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Elodea and Anacharis are the same thing. Elodea is its proper name, there is a North American variety and a South American variety. Byron is dead on about its preference of cooler water. Anacharis is a common trade name and the name you will find for sale under most often.
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Elodea and Anacharis are the same thing. Elodea is its proper name, there is a North American variety and a South American variety. Byron is dead on about its preference of cooler water. Anacharis is a common trade name and the name you will find for sale under most often.
My apology, I wouldn't have responded had I spotted the second page of posts which I didn't.

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My apology, I wouldn't have responded had I spotted the second page of posts which I didn't.
Well my friend its not a mistake. I didnt know its , So I just learned its scientific name :) Thanks
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post #20 of 22 Old 10-26-2010, 09:17 PM
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No problem I just didn't want him to be confused and not know if he had Elodea or Anacharis. Deciphering trade names is always a pain. I bought a "green variegated amazon sword" once, it was a stratyphylum aka "Peace Lily" a terrestrial plant that can grow emerged but will barely survive if submerged and is toxic if eaten. Even if you buy something on impulse, always double check before you plant it.
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