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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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ID this Sword

I have had this plant for a month or so and couldn't find out the name of it.
It shoots red babies leaves and later they turn green.

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Looks like red rubin to me.


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The picture of Red Rubin on Plantgeek.net looks very different.
I don't think its Red Rubin...maybe Red Melon sword???
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-17-2005, 10:47 PM
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I would call it Echinodorus x barthii, commonly known as Red Melon Sword.

The Red Rubin that I think I have in my tank has an awful lot of about 25" leaves, while the Melons are fairly compact.

Nice plant in the pic, but seems just a little hungry. The new leaf in the center top shows a little of how it can look like when it is fed well. Give it a root tab or two
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Yup....Swords are nutrient gluttons. Pretty plant !
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Yup....Swords are nutrient gluttons. Pretty plant !
That's VERY evident in their root systems! Last year, when my uncle and I tore down his 40G, man, that Amazon sword's mass of roots must have extended through half the tank! Swords are heavy root feeders, I don't know if they even absorb fertilizers through their leaves. Your sword will appreciate a root tab!

If you have it, turn to p.132 of Aquarium Plants: The Practical Guide. That Echinodorus x. "Rubin" looks a lot like your plant.

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I have a Flourish Tab buried underneath it. Its been almost over a month though. Should I place one more root tab underneath it??

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I've got one that looks 100% identicle to your picture, everything I've found points at it being a Red Melon Sword.

They get huge. Our adult is probably 20-25" in diameter and 16-20" tall.

Here are a couple of pics of mine ..
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=14461
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I've got one that looks 100% identicle to your picture, everything I've found points at it being a Red Melon Sword.

They get huge. Our adult is probably 20-25" in diameter and 16-20" tall.

Here are a couple of pics of mine ..
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...ad.php?t=14461
Did the parents produce the baby sword you have or did you buy them??
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