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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-17-2005, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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Plant ID + babies...

Dad moved his flock of fry to the front, so I can check them all out. They have moved them around from plant to plant, and seem to lose a few kids along with each move. The fry are about 4 days old here....

Anyway, what is the plant they set them on now? It has only 4 leaves at a time, but it keeps throwing new ones, and the old ones bend over and die. The leaves are about 2.5 inches at the longest possible dimension. The leaves are on long stems that are about 8" long.

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It looks like one of the varieties of Alternanthera reineckii (AKA Red Temple).

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Nope, thanks!

The green one with all the dots (babies) on it. Spade sorta shape to the leaf.

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ooops, sorry. Looks like a Caladium---a bog plant usually sold as Arrowhead.

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So not a true aquatic? It seems to be thriving/rooting/shooting new leaves. But the leaves never last more than a month. A good way to keep the hair algae at bay!

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Well, almost all gone now. The parents decided that they should move the fry right next to a port on the spraybar, and they got blown around. The Rams LOVE angel fry!

This is the furthest the parents got with about 7 or 8 spawns under their fins. If only I had a seperate grow out tank.

HHHhhhhmmmmmm.

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Sorry to hear about the fry, they do have a nack of surviving though, I had some platy fry in my tank, thought I lost them all but saw a sole survivor the other day! I am holding out hope for ya
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