This is Rotala macrandra that I got as an extra in a plant sale. I'm thrilled that it's surviving. I honestly didn't think it had a chance. It was in bad shape when I got it, and I've had a tough time growing it in the past. Then just as it looked like it might make it, it got covered in algae. But to my surprise, this one hung in there and is showing more and more signs that it's alive. It pearls like crazy!!
Some little stems of the same Rotala macrandra. They fell off the main stem so I planted them. You can see how the old growth is basically dead, but now there's new growth that's looking much better.
Another stem that's been struggling, but is beginning to do better is the Alternanthera reineckii. I need to move it to a more shaded area, but I haven't wanted to disturb it for fear that would be the last straw. It was also covered in that algae, but it's looking much better now and starting to grow again.
The bushy looking plant in the back was sold to me as Limnophila aromatica 'hippuroides', but it appears to be the green version. I'm not seeing even a hint of red on the plant. I'll still give it a chance though. This one was covered in diatoms and the otos have unburied it so it's finally starting to show some nice signs of growth. So who knows, maybe it'll get some red color later?
The plant in front is purple Cabomba. It's a really pretty plant. I don't know how long it'll last in my tanks though since I've heard amanos love to eat it and I have 50 amanos on order for this tank. I guess I'll find out if amanos really do eat it.
This last picture is of my Lindernia rotundifolia 'Variegated' (baby tears). It definitely needs to be uprooted, trimmed, and replanted. I've held off doing it because it had been covered in diatoms and had begun declining for awhile. So I wanted to leave it connected to the roots it had for now. Once the tank is more stable, I'll prune this one to look much better.
So there's the pictures! It's still a work in progress, but things are getting better.