New Amazon Sword - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 31 Old 05-22-2008, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
New Amazon Sword

Any tips on these plants? Do they tolerate salt? Do they grow fast? How do you propagate them? They appear to be growing out of the tank, how do I deal with this? Should I cut it? where should I cut it? 8)

Hit me up Baby
Blaxicanlatino is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 31 Old 05-22-2008, 06:31 PM
New Member
 
They will grow fast with good light, co2 and iron. They propagate by sending out runner. You can cut the leave off at the stem section.
hpt84 is offline  
post #3 of 31 Old 05-22-2008, 08:08 PM
Member
 
okiemavis's Avatar
 
It's fine if they grow out of the tank, as long as you're cool with it. They will get quite tall, but the leaves that grow above the water will also do well.
okiemavis is offline  
post #4 of 31 Old 05-26-2008, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
is it normal for new leaves to develope in a brownish redish color?

Hit me up Baby
Blaxicanlatino is offline  
post #5 of 31 Old 05-26-2008, 04:05 PM
Member
 
blueblue48's Avatar
 
mine never did, my new leaves are always bright green
blueblue48 is offline  
post #6 of 31 Old 05-26-2008, 04:06 PM
Plantlets will also form along the bottom of some larger specimens. You just remove them. I started out with three plants and now have at least fifty, that's after selling 100 or so to my lfs's.
herefishy is offline  
post #7 of 31 Old 05-27-2008, 05:46 PM Thread Starter
it appears that the red-brown coloration is subsiding but I noticed that some plants are becoming transparant. So how do I prpagat it exactly? do I just tear off a leaf along with some roots and plant it?

Hit me up Baby
Blaxicanlatino is offline  
post #8 of 31 Old 05-27-2008, 10:10 PM
Member
 
okiemavis's Avatar
 
The plants are becoming transparent because they lack proper nutrients/light. What sort of lighting do you have? Do you have any fertilizer? Swords suck up incredible amounts of nutrients from the substrate, so you'll want to use fertilizer tabs regularly.

You can't just split apart the plants to reproduce it. However, the plant will produce mini plants which you can cut off and replant. Here's some photos of an ozelot sword I have with plantlets. They're really crappy, but I couldn't find anything good online so I just snapped a few of my own.


okiemavis is offline  
post #9 of 31 Old 05-28-2008, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
its 18 watts in a 10 gallon tank. Im prepared to go get some iron fertilizer. What kind of fertilizer is best? solid or liquid

Hit me up Baby
Blaxicanlatino is offline  
post #10 of 31 Old 06-04-2008, 02:07 PM
New Member
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blaxicanlatino
its 18 watts in a 10 gallon tank. Im prepared to go get some iron fertilizer. What kind of fertilizer is best? solid or liquid
Amazon's in a 10 Those will get way too big for that tank.I have one mother plant in a 55g that takes up about 1/4 of the tank and thats after I trimmed half of it.1 in a 29g that covered half before a trim,and a few in a 75g that cover the entire tank,I had to get rid of all but one in that 75g..google Amazon Sword and you'll finds pics of how monstrous they can get

They are heavy root feeders so adding root tabs is good for them;API or Seachem tabs is what I use along with dry ferts from rexgrigg.com,but I have several tanks to fertilize so the dry fert route is considerably cheaper than using Flourish products.

add some root tabs and some FloraPride or Leafzone...or the complete Flourish line including Excel for a carbon source
icom is offline  
Reply

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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Amazon Sword... Kelso Beginner Planted Aquarium 11 01-12-2010 05:18 PM
Amazon Sword Kelso Beginner Planted Aquarium 11 11-17-2009 03:00 PM
Tranparent Amazon sword. Blaxicanlatino Beginner Planted Aquarium 21 03-06-2009 11:21 PM
pruning amazon sword onefish2fish Beginner Planted Aquarium 2 08-01-2008 06:23 AM

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