What is the green plant in the middle of the 3 pictures with the neons swimming around?
That is bought from a Vietnamese market in the capital as "who knows what" - but I've been told over and over again that it is L. Aromatica. It however does not go red, and the people eat it! it smells pretty good but grows slowly in the tank. It's a well guarded secret in NZ ha ha.
I'd like a positive ID on it as well. Is there a section on this forum for posting plant ID's?
- that plant is hygrophillia corymbosa stricta. Does not need very strong light, but with strong light you get some bright green leaves and the apex leaves go the rusty red colour.
- I think the success to the plant growth is the lights and a calcium layer under my gravel - pebble substrate. the only fert that is used is comprehensive, and that too is a recent addition to the tank. May give PMDD a go, but I don't want to have my hands in the tank everyday pruning the plants
. I'd rather sit back and enjoy it
- Neon! I thought it may have been you!
Finally an update on the tank - added another dozen cardinals to it today. Looks a lot better now. Pulled the ludwigia repens on the RHS a little further down, and cropped the tiger lotus in the centre. I've been pretty successful at making sure it grows low, thankfully.