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Can anyone identify this aquarium plant?

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LFS just gave this to me for free when I bought some other plants. I believe it's baby tears?

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Kinda looks like moneywort to me, how long is the stem and about how big are the leaves?

Here is a picture of moneywort for comparison.

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Yeah, it does look like moneywort. Leaves seem to be smaller though....about the size of a peanut at the largest parts. Stem is about 1.5 inches.
I think that's exactly right...which is also known as baby tears I read online. Thanks for taking the time to respond. I was thinking it couldn't be baby tears because it was growing so well in my tank!
Definitely moneywort, I have the same plant.

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linderna rotundifolia??
Yes, that is probably Lindernia rotundifolia.
Could be a low tech lindernia sp india
For what it's worth, I went back to the LFS that gave me the plant. They said it's a dwarf Bacopa. I pulled up pics online and that looks accurate.
Moneywort (Lysimachia nummularia) is also know as Creeping Jenny. It has dime size round leaves.
From the Plant Profiles link at the top of the page. This is what I think you have.
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bacopa Monnieri, emmersed grown. i see all over the place here in fl
It's definitely a Lindernia species... NOT a Bacopa. Could be Lindernia 'India'.
Someday people will learn to listen to you Tinanti. Some day. :hihi:
not bacopa, bacopa has much much bigger leaves and a much thicker stem than the linderna species. if its rotundifolia or sp india you wont know until it matures and the leaves turn reddish. bacopa will grow at a rate of like an inch a day, linderna grows so slow you don't even see it growing. it also gets algae worse than bacopa because of its slow growing tendencies. Also lindernia rotundifolia is not baby tears. two different plants. the scientific name for baby tears is hemianthus micranthemoides, linderna is different all together.
Thanks for all the input....glad I have such a controversial plant in my aquarium...makes me appreciate it even more! I'll be interested to see how it matures.
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