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post #1 of 4 Old 12-03-2009, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Question Hygrophila Polysperma Alternative

I have Hygrophila Polysperma in my tank. I like the bushy look of it and enjoy looking at the fish playing with it tremendously. But I really dislike the shoots! I find they make the plant look messy.

I originally went with Hygrophila because I don't actually have a deep substrate and I was told that Hygrophila would still do well in my tank. Is there an alternative to Hygrophila that I can plant in my tank that will still have a bushy look to it but not make shoots all over the place?
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-03-2009, 07:53 PM
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The site linked has a photo index of plants. If you then click on the photo, up comes the information on the species.
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post #3 of 4 Old 12-03-2009, 08:34 PM
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What about something like Crypto's or maybe a stem plant like the red Ludweigia? Or maybe if you have small fish something like Hairgrass, they always like that

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post #4 of 4 Old 12-09-2009, 03:58 PM
i love the red ludwigia, my fish love to play in it

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