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post #11 of 14 Old 05-03-2013, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
Originally Posted by MoneyMitch View Post
wisteria... I need that ... a lot of it and cant find it here anywhere - odd I know. oh yeah +1 to it being wisteria
I'd give you mine if I could. They are all over petco petsmart and other aquatic stores.
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post #12 of 14 Old 05-04-2013, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Tarutan View Post
Really? I rooted my anubia in the sand for a couple weeks and some of the roots started turning yellow so I took it out and put it on the driftwood
Anubias, like Java Fern, should not be planted in the substrate. If the rhizome is buried, it usually rots and the plant will die.

Attached these plants to wood or rock. The fine true roots may work their way down into the substrate (be it sand or fine gravel) but you shouldn't force them into it.

And BTW, we have plant profiles with photos, and both Water Sprite ande Wisteria are included [click shaded names]. The profile on WS mentions the different species and leaf forms.


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post #13 of 14 Old 05-06-2013, 02:29 PM
Originally Posted by Tarutan View Post
Dang I really wanted water sprites. Can't find that down here :(
A lot of the online shops won't ship water sprite to CA. Could be banned by state.
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post #14 of 14 Old 05-08-2013, 08:00 AM
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I actually like Wisteria :) I have it in both my Betta tanks.

I can't view your original picture (it's gone, or work firewalls block it) but I know that mine are pretty narrow in leaf size. They have fat leaves in their emersed form (above water) but once they switch over to submerged growth they get nice and bushy.

I tried having it in my 125g but my Diamond Tetras decided they taste yummy and all I had were bare stalks.

They'll form a good sized root ball though if planted, otherwise they'll grow roots out each node if left floating.

I also have Water Sprite, the narrow leaf variety. Not the best for floating (broadleaf is better) but I've never seen the broadleaf kind even online. The narrow leaf still floats fine and grows like a weed, so yes it is great for water quality. Anything that grows fast is great for water quality (which Wisteria will grow fast too if lighting is moderate to high).
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