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Plant ID please, 56k beware

No idea what this is. The roots and stem are very twiggy though, like wood. I have brown ones and green ones. The stems and roots are brown, but stiff and brittle.









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Looks like Bolbitis heudelotii. And I think those brown leafs are dead...


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I hate to say this.... but that plant looks so much like a plant in my garden, in the yard!
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Not looking like Bolbitus to me, either.

Best guess is some sort of terrestrial fern.

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Not looking like Bolbitus to me, either.

Best guess is some sort of terrestrial fern.
I'll second that.
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prolley a borneo(sp* ) fern which is terrestrial and looks alot like the bolbitus

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Hmph... yeah, I've tried to find the plant in my reference books, but haven't found it. I had a feeling that this plant would be non-aquatic.

I think it's so unfair how a store can sell non-aquatic plants as aquatic. It's like false advertising and takes advantage of customers' ignorance (and stupidity I guess). Oh well... thanks for the help though. I've learned my lesson now! Because before, I also had purchased acourus, only to find out that that plant is also non-aquatic. If only there was a law that forced stores to label plants aquatic and non-aquatic.

By the way, here's a link with some plants that are NOT aquatic. Sigh..

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I think part of the problem is that a good potion of the people at the LFS don't have a clue as to which of the plants the wholesalers sends them are non-aquatic. They aren't as deceptive as they are ill informed.

Where in NJ are you and which shop did you pick it up at?

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Hey Mike,

I think we ran into each other in these forums before. I'm in Woodbridge, NJ. I usually go to Animals and Things here (which is great).

I picked up this plant at PetGoods on Route 17 in Hackensack.

Next time, I think I will make sure I know the plant before purchasing them. I picked these up because Hackensack is pretty far from my area, so I figured I should get them and I've never seen them in any other store (probably for the right reasons).

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I've seen those being sold as "borneo ferns." I had one but it never even grew a single new leaf in my aquarium.

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I picked up this plant at PetGoods on Route 17 in Hackensack.
Pet Goods in Paramus. When I saw the plant, I knew that is where you got it!

You can head further up 17 to Fish Town USA. He carries ADA, and plants from AquaBotanic. Worth the ride from Woodbridge. You can also hit Absolutely Fish in Clifton. Worth the trip as well.

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Not looking like Bolbitus to me, either.

Best guess is some sort of terrestrial fern.

Mike
yeah i think hes right

but i do remember medicine man with something "similer" in one of his tanks.... but it probably was the exact same thing and not aquadic!

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The name of the plant is Trichomanes javanicum.

In college....so no aquariums for a while.....
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Hey Mike, thanks. I will definitely check out both of those stores this weekend. Although right now, my tank has so many plants right now, I don't think I can fit any more! But I will go to those stores anyway to see if I can fit anything else. I might have to get rid of my lilaeopsis soon because they have been getting too much algae on them and they just won't stay in my substrate, which makes them annoying.

And thank you everyone for your replies and input. I'm really impressed with the amount of knowledge that's present in these forums.
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Trichomanes javanicum is the correct id
Not a true aquarium plant. If kept in the aquarium it will slowy rot, die and pollute your tank.
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