11-13-2010, 08:34 PM
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Plant identification - water sprite and java fern?
So I've been wanting to add more plants to my tank... searched some local ads and found an ad saying that the seller would sell a 1 gallon ice cream pail full of various plants for $5. When I got there he had uprooted all of the plants and didn't really know what all was clumped in as he scooped it into my bucket (added bonus though... he gave me an extra bucket full without charging me!!)
I've sorted through and have found two, possibly three, different kinds of plants in there. Please help identify them/tell me if my guesses are correct!! WATER SPRITE? I've planted some in the gravel, and left some floating up top, since I have a few mollies and I think one is a day or two away from dropping fry... ignore the thick stems in the picture with the rasboras... that's some moneywort in the foreground (that the fish were kind enough to strip of their leaves...) JAVA FERN? This is very small... I can't really tell what it is. I've pinned it in place between two rocks hoping it will attach... if it is, in fact, java fern.
This last picture is something I haven't even guessed at... it's also very small... I would say that if you drew a circle around the leaves, both the "java fern" and this last plant are no bigger than a quarter. I wonder if it's more java fern, or if it's amazon sword or something... the edges of the leaves look a little less frilly than the other one though. I'm assuming they'd be easier to identify if they were more mature, but I'm hoping someone can help because I don't really know how/where to plant them if I don't know what they are.