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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-17-2002, 05:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hi: Thanks for all the helpful replies. I now have 2 pair of guppies and 2 potted watersprite plants.Both doing well.The specie of WS is"ceratopteris thalictroides"
It has fine leaves. Years ago I recall a type of WS with broader leaves and new
plants grew from the upper leaves.I this type still available and if so what is it's botanical name.This site is great,Charlie
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Charlie, look up Ceratopteris cornutus or Ceratopteris cornuta.

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2la. Thanks for the reply. Where do you suggest I start to look up this species of watersprite and maybe where might I find it.
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For pure information I'd just go to Google or another good search engine. Tropica.com also has a profile on this plant. Unfortunately, I've searched all my usual sources of online plants (including True Aquarium Plants, Aqua Botanic, Florida Driftwood, Westerleigh Aquarium, Fishvet, etc.) and none of them seem to have it. Nor does Florida Aquatic Nurseries, which supplies the majority of pet stores in the US. My suggestion if you're unable to find it at a local store is to attend some meetings of your local aquarium club and see if any other hobbyists have it who would be willing to sell or swap. If you're near the Canadian border, you might look into its availability at a Big Al's store, which is a licensed dealer of Tropica plants. HTH...
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2la: Thanks for the quick response albeit negative rather than positive.
When I had the other Ws while residing it
was very popular and used by many guppy breeders. Using the old barter system I used to trade Ws for Tetramin Guppy food in a local petshop.
I shall continue to track it down.
REgards,Charlie
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I have also seen wisteria labeled water sprite as well
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Hi All: There are three local aquarium shops in my area. In two of the three
mixed plants are all in one tank minus
their names. It is almost impossible to
recognize one from the other. When I
asked what plants were in the tank they
asked why I wanted to know.I hope this
does not exist all over. Yes,I have seen
water wisteria called watersprite. Still
looking for the broad leaf type of Ws.
Long Live the healthy live planted tank.
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Hi: I am happy to post that I have found
"ceratopteris cornuta" in a local water garden place. They sell it as water fern.
It grows differently in their sunny concrete
ponds. They were good enough to give me two bunches. Nice folks.The plants have been in one tank about 10 days and doing well.Oddly,one plant shows one stem bearing narrow leaves and another with wider leaves.??
Guppies are fine also.
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