07-10-2010, 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by tanker
Thanks Byron. I'd come across Ceratopteris cornuta through googling, but not the other one you mentioned. I'd found a picture described as cornuta which looked the same, but other photos looked different (people posting photos don't always seem clear on identification). Having the genus name is certainly useful, in any event.
Yes, photos are frequently mis-labelled. I have found cases so obvious, like a neon tetra labelled glowlight. The fish do have a horixontal irridescent line, but they are completely different colours.
When it comes to aquarium plants, which can be variable themselves depending upon growing conditions, it is very tricky to find accurate photos. Wisteria for instance grown under low light produces solid leaves, whereas the same plant under brighter light will have finely-divided pinnate leaves.