01-26-2013, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Byron
The left plant (green/white leaves) is a Dracanea, a terrestrial plant, not a true aquatic. Hiscock says it sometimes will live for months submersed (under water). If you've had this for two years, it has lasted well. If it begins to die/rot, pull it out.
The plant on the right is probably a species of Acorus, sometimes commonly called Japanese Rush. Hiscock says this plant will survive up to a year fully submersed. Again, you're lucky. Older leaves should be removed if they begin to deteriorate.
oooohh makes sense why they didnt live long. i only had the plants for a couple months. the dracanea started turning yellow after 3 months and the other one acorus i had to remove cuz my pleco kept up rooting them. now i know better then to buy plants from petco or at least i need to learn more first hahaha.. this was my old tank jdm before my 55g. right when i got back in to the hobby. i kind of miss that tank. it didnt look to bad for having fake plants an overstocked. hmmmmm.... maybe i need another one
thanks for the help bryon an jdm yall are always very helpful and knowledgeable! i appreciate all the help greatly!