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drewsuf82 11-14-2012 04:58 AM

Identification please
 
OK so I was at the LFS and I saw some red and I've been dying to get some red into my tank so I bought it....

Now I'd like to know what it is so I can properly care for it and get it to propagate :)

http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/1070/31903991.jpg

Sethjohnson30 11-14-2012 05:03 AM

Looks like it's rotala macrandra

drewsuf82 11-14-2012 05:15 AM

well a more challenging plant this should be interesting :)

HybridHerp 11-14-2012 05:39 AM

good luck, thats a nice pink one you have there at least
so far I haven't had luck with that plant but we'll see what the future brings

Sethjohnson30 11-14-2012 05:50 AM

Is there a trick to this plant? I can't Keap them alive to save my life! But then again everyone I have ever gotten was in very poor condition to start :(

Centromochlus 11-14-2012 05:51 AM

Looks more like an Ammannia species to me. Perhaps A. gracilis?

RcScRs 11-14-2012 06:22 AM

Almost 100% that it's http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...us&spec=Nesaea

This plant actually is quite common but its PAIN IN THE BUTT. Unless you're doing high tech with IE dosing and willing to watch everyday to check for fe problems this plant won't even root.

drewsuf82 11-14-2012 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by RcScRs (Post 2078155)
Almost 100% that it's http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...us&spec=Nesaea

This plant actually is quite common but its PAIN IN THE BUTT. Unless you're doing high tech with IE dosing and willing to watch everyday to check for fe problems this plant won't even root.

I was worried about that when I bought the plant but I wanted some red.

So I'll give it a try :) If worse comes to worse I should have a runner from my jungle val over to replace it within a week or so :confused1:

Indian fern 11-15-2012 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by drewsuf82 (Post 2078184)
I was worried about that when I bought the plant but I wanted some red.

So I'll give it a try :) If worse comes to worse I should have a runner from my jungle val over to replace it within a week or so :confused1:

IDK but I dumped my Rotala macrandra outdoors in a dirt tank and it didn't care. It just grow and grow. :3
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ThatGuyWithTheFish 11-15-2012 12:23 AM

No, that's no R. macandra, it's leaves are to long and large.

Indian fern 11-15-2012 03:38 AM

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Originally Posted by ThatGuyWithTheFish (Post 2078943)
No, that's no R. macandra, it's leaves are to long and large.

+1 A rotala macrandra has round leaves

@marko@ 11-15-2012 04:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Sethjohnson30 (Post 2078131)
Is there a trick to this plant? I can't Keap them alive to save my life! But then again everyone I have ever gotten was in very poor condition to start :(

CO2 and light. needs more of both than some other rotalas, like r. rotundifolia or r. vietnam.


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