Identification of unknown plant - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 02-23-2013, 04:55 AM Thread Starter
New Member
Question Identification of unknown plant

Can anyone give any guess to what this might be, sorry for the terrible quality but thats the only thing ive got right now.. i got these about 2 weeks ago they are staying green but not seeing any growth. I just started using ferts so that might help with the growth soon
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0354.jpg (32.5 KB, 26 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0360.jpg (57.4 KB, 26 views)

3 gallon tank

1 Veil Betta
Planted w/ Ludwigia Natans, Micro chain sword, Java Fern
+ Driftwood Centrepeice
Gravel Substrate

New to keeping Fish.. Going well so far
joshwillis55 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 02-23-2013, 01:16 PM
Byron's Avatar
I suspect that is either the pygmy chain sword (Helanthium tenellum) or the Micro Sword (Lilaeopsis brasiliensis) which in spite of the common name is not related to the former.

The latter is not easy; it needs good light and nutrients, and usually does better with CO2. The former [which is in our profiles, click the shaded name] is moderate light and grows very well with liquid fertilization and doesn't need CO2.


Byron Hosking, BMus, MA
Vancouver, BC, Canada

The aquarist is one who must learn the ways of the biologist, the chemist, and the veterinarian. [unknown source]

Something we all need to remember: The fish you've acquired was quite happy not being owned by you, minding its own business. If you’re going to take it under your wing then you’re responsible for it. Every aspect of its life is under your control, from water quality and temperature to swimming space. [Nathan Hill in PFK]
Byron is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to Byron For This Useful Post:
joshwillis55 (02-23-2013)
post #3 of 4 Old 02-23-2013, 02:06 PM
Boredomb's Avatar
That looks very much like Micro sword.
Like Byon said that's not an easy plant to grow in Low tech tanks. I had this plant in a low tech tank and it grew at a snails pace. The best thing you can do is take the plant out and separate the leaves or runners apart. This way it gets more light to each blade of "grass" so to speak. It will also do better in a nutrient rich substrate or with root tabs.
Posted via Mobile Device
Boredomb is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 02-23-2013, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
New Member
Thank you guys and i will seperate the leaves a bit and ive just started using fertilizers so hopefully it will grow alright
joshwillis55 is offline  

fertilizer , freshwater , green , identify , plant

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will this (unknown) plant root? etanico Beginner Planted Aquarium 5 03-31-2012 12:52 PM
Plant ID Help - Unknown Plant - Palm...Palma? Termato Beginner Planted Aquarium 3 02-24-2012 08:33 PM
unknown bulb plant dusted Beginner Planted Aquarium 4 05-06-2011 06:23 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome