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post #1 of 4 Old 08-01-2012, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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Let's play name that plant!

Anyone know what this is and how it should be grown? I've got it planted, but due to the trailing roots along the single main stem, it could very well be a floater.



-Kristen's tanks:

14g Tall:
Planted, eco-complete, Red Cherry Shrimp

16g Aqueon Bowfront:
Planted, eco-complete, 8 Ember tetras, 7 Green neon tetras, 6 Harlequin Rasboras

36 Aqueon Bowfront: Planted, sand, 10 Julii cories, 8 Zebra Danios
7 Cherry Barbs, Asst snails & Ghost shrimp
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-01-2012, 06:56 PM
looks like some bacopa species

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-03-2012, 01:06 PM
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Agree. And these are stem plants that grow creeping along the substrate when grown emersed or ascendant (vertically) when grown submersed. As with many stem plants, roots and leaves grow from the nodes along the stem. I think most aquarists grow this plant as in your photo, the cut end of the stem anchored in the substrate. As it grows, it will require trimming (pruning).

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post #4 of 4 Old 08-03-2012, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Mikaila and Byron!

-Kristen's tanks:

14g Tall:
Planted, eco-complete, Red Cherry Shrimp

16g Aqueon Bowfront:
Planted, eco-complete, 8 Ember tetras, 7 Green neon tetras, 6 Harlequin Rasboras

36 Aqueon Bowfront: Planted, sand, 10 Julii cories, 8 Zebra Danios
7 Cherry Barbs, Asst snails & Ghost shrimp
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