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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-08-2016, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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Is this some kind of Anubias or sword?



I got these as a background plant but decided to change my layout so back to my dog's drinking pond they went. After a few leaf die offs, they seem to be doing very well being almost completely emersed other than for their rhizomes and roots. Lots of new roots everywhere without fertilisation so the presence of the common goldfish and mollies must be helping heaps.

Can someone identify them for me? The plant database is very useful but it's huge and my presbyopia's getting worse looking at all of the interesting plants contained within.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-08-2016, 07:46 AM
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Got a pic of the roots and or rhizome? Im leaning toward anubias but...
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Definitely anubias, but not sure which species. Anubias got rhizome while sword don't have. Anubias leave more leathery , darker in color and can grow above water. We got a lot of Anubias in Malaysian Stream.

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Definitely anubias, but not sure which species. Anubias got rhizome while sword don't have. Anubias leave more leathery , darker in color and can grow above water. We got a lot of Anubias in Malaysian Stream.

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I happen to be in Malaysia. :-D
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I happen to be in Malaysia. :-D
I'm from sabah

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I'm from sabah

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What a coincidence although I'm not there now.

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Here's the base of it.
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I don't see a rhizome though.
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My bad, then may be neither Anubias nor sword.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-08-2016, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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It's very common in the aquariums in West Malaysia. Pretty cheap. About USD1.20 or RM5 for 2 plants tied to driftwood.
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Looks like spathiphyllum wallisii
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https://en.aqua-fish.net/plants/spathiphyllum-wallisii

This plant is not a true aquatic species but it is often used in terrariums or shallow tanks. The flower stems need to be out of the water. It is also a very popular house plant but in aquariums it does have a fairly short lifespan compared to most of the other species. They do like a fairly low lighting system, bright lighting can scorch the leaves. Browning of the leaves can indicate a nutrient deficiency, if this is the case extra nutrients should be added to the water column using a suitable plant food that is safe for the live inhabitants of the aquarium. Any leaves that are above the water surface will require misting on a regular basis, the leaves will droop if allowed to dry out too much.

When purchasing a specimen make sure that the leaves are bright green and upright, drooping leaves or browning means that the plant is not in the best condition.

It should definitely be noted that this plant is poisonous if the leaves are crushed or broken, you should always wash your hands after handling.





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Here's a photo of its leaves. I sure hope they're not poisonous because my cats and dogs drink from that pool and have been doing so for about 3 months now.
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Err.... Actually I just copy and paste info from internet of the stated species.i'm not sure they r the same

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Looks like Brazilian Sword, its a semi aquatic plant.
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