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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-19-2005, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Rotala Rotudifolia question

Is Rotala Rotundifolia the same as Rotala Indica? And does Rotala Rotundifolia/Indica come in 2 different leaf shapes one resembling Bacopa Moneri and one that is similar to Diplis Diandria?

Help, I am sooooooooooooo confused
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The real rotala indica is hardly seen in the hobby, almost all rotala indica sold by vendors is really rotala rotundifolia. There are two varieties of rotala rotundifolia in circulation, some call one of them r. rotundifolia 'colorata', the redder version and less common in the US. I have both(both sold as r. indica, by the way) in my tank for a long time, and they are different.

Now the one similar to bacopa is actually EMERSED grown rotundifolia. When grown submersed, it transforms into d. diandra leaf shape.

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I have a ton of rotala indica. Yes I am sure it is the real deal. If you want some let me know. All I ask is for $5 plus shipping. Very cheap for a rare plant.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-20-2005, 12:53 AM Thread Starter
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Have any pics of what "real indica" looks like?

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I have not seen it. Tom Barr said he used to have it, not any more, he does not like it that much. The really red plant we see in the pictures is usually r. rotundifolia 'colorata', same plant Amano calls indica in his books. That's my conclusion anyway after researching info on the net.

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10gallon15w T6+15w T8
55gallon40w T6 ODNO4x, no CO2. Discus grow out.
10gallon Tonina tank, 2x15w T6 ODNO 4x
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I will do aquascapes after I collect all the plant species and grow them to perfection.
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