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post #1 of 7 Old 04-04-2011, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Plant ID needed!

I found this plant in my mother's pond in her garden and thought it looked really nice I want it in my tank.
One problem, I have no idea what it is, anyone seen this before?
If you do know, could you tell me it's requirements etc. I doubt it has many because the pond is fairly disused and over grown :)
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-05-2011, 03:48 AM
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i have that plant ill check out the name at the store i got it from

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Columbian Tetra
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an a pound plant i dont think thats a good idea for a tank

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Clown Loach
Columbian Tetra
Blood Parrot Chilid
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German Blue Ram Male | Female
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post #4 of 7 Old 04-05-2011, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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How come?
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post #5 of 7 Old 04-05-2011, 11:10 AM
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Pond plants typically are cold-water plants, where tanks are 'tropical' and need warmer water. Also, some pond plants need a rest period and will waste away.

Are there fish in the pond? If so, you get to worry about parasites and such too.

On the plus side, I think the plant looks like some variety of ludwigea... Could be wrong though.
(Ludwigea is used in tanks, since it survives warm and cold water.)

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post #6 of 7 Old 04-05-2011, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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I have a cold water tank


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post #7 of 7 Old 04-06-2011, 12:02 PM
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I also think that is probably Ludwigia.

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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]
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