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bobbym9 12-31-2012 08:27 PM

Assorted Sword Plant?
 
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I just bought an assorted sword plant from Petsmart and I am wondering if anyone can tell me what kind it is. I have attached a picture of it.

Thanks

ADJAquariums 01-01-2013 04:44 PM

Looks like an Amazon to me

jccaclimber 01-01-2013 10:55 PM

I was thinking something closer to kleiner bar, but let it grow some submerged leaves and ask again with a new photo.

ADJAquariums 01-01-2013 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by jccaclimber (Post 2137888)
I was thinking something closer to kleiner bar, but let it grow some submerged leaves and ask again with a new photo.

Honestly i believe that if its from petsmart it will most likely be an amazon. every time i go there its only amazon or micros, never kleiner bar.

jccaclimber 01-01-2013 11:29 PM

Agreed, it just seems to have a bit too much red in it compared to what I'm used to seeing in amazons.

ADJAquariums 01-01-2013 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by jccaclimber (Post 2137948)
Agreed, it just seems to have a bit too much red in it compared to what I'm used to seeing in amazons.

it does have a redish tint but that could also be the lighting, the only other thing i could think of would be an indian, but i have those and this looks nothing like it.

My final ID is an Amazon, most common, and being from petsmart, most likely

bobbym9 01-02-2013 11:22 AM

Okay thank you everyone so much for your help!

Icegoalie32 01-02-2013 03:12 PM

I would agree, definitely an Amazon Sword. Don't panic when those round leaves begin to melt away, they are emersed growth, the submersed leaves will be different. Make sure you are supplementing the gravel with root tabs.

mjalex007 01-02-2013 03:30 PM

I thought this is what an amazon sword looks like:
http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/...psf3cd44bb.jpg
Are there different kinds of amazon swords? The plants I have look like this one. I'm just making sure that I have IDed them correctly.

ADJAquariums 01-02-2013 07:56 PM

Your's is an amazon sword, its leaves are the submerged form, the original one above is emersed leaves. And you have id'd them correctly

Kathyy 01-02-2013 08:09 PM

The sword looks more like a 'Rose' type than an Amazon to me. I don't know its parentage but it has been around for a while now, got rid of mine years and years ago. Grows huge and can easily fill a 24x24" space. Very beautiful and reproduces via flower stems that grow plantlets.

ADJAquariums 01-02-2013 11:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Kathyy (Post 2139390)
The sword looks more like a 'Rose' type than an Amazon to me. I don't know its parentage but it has been around for a while now, got rid of mine years and years ago. Grows huge and can easily fill a 24x24" space. Very beautiful and reproduces via flower stems that grow plantlets.

I see what you mean.

Can you possibly post updated pictures when new growth starts to appear?

Kathyy 01-03-2013 12:04 AM

Found a photo of my first big tank, 5'x2'x2'. 'Rose' is on the left and Amazon sword is on the right. See the difference in the greens and the leaf shape?
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...aynard/019.jpg

ADJAquariums 01-03-2013 01:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Kathyy (Post 2139856)
Found a photo of my first big tank, 5'x2'x2'. 'Rose' is on the left and Amazon sword is on the right. See the difference in the greens and the leaf shape?
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...aynard/019.jpg

I see what you mean, i still think it's an amazon but i guess only time can tell, however the leaves look like a rose though, ecspecially with the color that is shown.

Bobby: Is there any chance you can get more pictures?

bobbym9 01-03-2013 03:18 AM

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Here are a couple more pics.

I would like to put it in my 55g tank but am wondering if two 48" 40W Fluorescent Bulbs will be enough? Thanks Again!!!


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