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Doing some swtiching of plants from their temp. 10 gallon to their permanent 38 gallon high tech and noticed that one of the blyxa jap had a couple little seed pod things so I popped one open and out fell about 2 dozen little brown .5 mm long seed looking things, wondering if these really are blyxa seeds or just some weird little things and if they are seeds, how do I germinate and grow them?

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This is for Aubertii, but still applies:

"the blyxa seeds will be black when mature. They will be in a jelly
within the long thin pod and if left the pod will dissolve and the
seeds will disperse throughout your aquarium. If you let plenty of
light through to the substrate they will sprout within your tank and
grow to maturity. The Blyxa aubertii here in the top end of
Australia are more common in creeks and rivers with softer water.
The seeds can dry out because they come up in my new pots made up
from old potting mix that has been out of the water and dry for a
long time. The only part of the adult plant that can come out of
the water is the flower the same sort of thing as Ottelia alismoides
and Vallisneria as they are in the same family. They grow in non
permanent creeks and swamps as well as permanent creeks. In the non
permanent waters the seeds dry out each dry season then germinate and
grow when the wet season rains fill the swamps and billabongs again.

Cheers
Dave Wilson"

Source: http://fins.actwin.com/aquatic-plants/month.200201/msg00551.html
 

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AlexW - what are the lighting conditions that caused it to flower? How many hours on and how many of darkness? Did you change the lighting times recently?

Also, did the bylxa flower underwater??

I have heard that bylxa plants can't grow emersed, but I have never tried it, can anyone comment on whether this is true or not?
 

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I am not the OP, but here is a picture I took last month of my blyxa seed pod:


Lighting: 8 hours a day, 108 watts t5ho, with one hour at 216 watts t5ho
CO2: 1 bps with Cal Aqua diffuser
EI method of fertilizing with addition iron 3xweek (1/8 t. 55 gallon)
 
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