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Is this wisteria or water sprite? Lady at the store sold it to me as a water sprite, as I asked for, but it was not labeled.

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awww I'm sorry :(
which type? narrow leaf or broad leaf?
I don't know lol. I heard good things about the plant and saw some pictures online and it looked very pretty. Narrow leaf I think. Oh well, the peacock ferns are nice too may get some of those. I just heard water sprites are good at absorbing ammonia which I am having problems with.

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These wisteria are too broad and ugly I may take them out or just hide them behind the castle. But a question, are there any plants that root well in fine grade sand substrate?
 

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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
 

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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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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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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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