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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Rotala Species ID plz?

I bought this from my LFS as "teardrop" rotala. And I was looking it up today and can't seem to find it.

I'm just curious... especially most rotala seems to be more demanding, yet mine is doing great in a low tech w/o ferts and <2wpg

its on the far left, in the front. (click for bigger pic)

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 03:37 PM
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Looks like regular ol' rotala rotundifolia to me... which has always been known as a relatively undemanding plant, so it shouldn't be too surprising.
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ty church. I wasn't sure since mine is happily green, and most of the pics are red. I suppose thats why its labeled a medium+ light plant, b/c it needs the extra light to be red.
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Yeah, under high light and CO2 it is bright pink, and beautiful. But under lower light it still does very well, but there is a larger space in between the leaves along the stem, along with a bright green color. I discovered this myself when I used to put cuttings from my 10 gallon into my 5 gallon, and all the new growth ended up being green.

It's probably safe to say it is one of my favorite aquatic plants in the world. I love rotala!
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