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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-17-2006, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Diff colors from same Wendtii

Hi all, one of my 1st plant purchases was a Crypt Wendtii. It's doing very well in my 58gal. I took 3 shoots off it. 2 I planted in the same tank, and 1 I moved to the 125. It's the 2 next to the mother plant that look weird. One of them got really dark. It's a brownish copper color, very cool, but doesnt look anything like the mother plant or her new shoots. The next one in the same tank is even a different color still. Anyone know why or how this happens? Is it common?

130 Gal Acrylic cichlid,125 Oceanic planted, 58 Oceanic planted/cichlid. 500 timbers holding pond, 180 GF pond, 60 horse trough grow out tank. Front porch garden pond (130 overflow), Whiskey barrel water garden, Puddles when it rains.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-17-2006, 05:42 AM
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Completely normal. Under higher light (especially direct light) Crypt wendtii turns a brownish-red. You need to keep it under canopy or in low light for it to stay green. I like both variants.


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