Yes there are dwarf swords, but that looks like a crypt parva.
Bloody hell! What will I do without you guys! Thanks!!!!!Yes there are dwarf swords, but that looks like a crypt parva.
BTW, the Tropica Sword is a really nice small sword.
Florida Aquatics claims to have created the dwarf variety (compacta): http://www.floridaaquatic.com/aquarium_plant_echinodorus_bleheri_compacta.htmlAmazing sword is amazon sword. There is no dwarf species. Though there are dwarf swords like Pygmy chain sword.
Interesting, haven't heard about this one but would love to hear another experienced hobbiest's opinion that actually tried these dwarf amazon swords out.Florida Aquatics claims to have created the dwarf variety (compacta): aquarium_plant_echinodorus_bleheri_compacta
Pretty sure they carry them at my LFS, but I've been hesitant to try any swords due to my somewhat compacted blasting sand that is a little too fine of grit. Haven't taken the plunge into MTS as I'm worried about never being able to get rid of them if I don't want them anymoreInteresting, haven't heard about this one but would love to hear another experienced hobbiest's opinion that actually tried these dwarf amazon swords out.
I've seen what are called C. Parva but are misnamed Crypyocoryne Willisii.Pretty sure that is some kind of Eichinodorus species. Crypt parva doesn't get anywhere near that size.
That's itOur LFS in Eugene back in '92 had something similar to these small swords. I remember growing them in the foreground of my 32 gallon tank. This is about as big as they got, and I'm pretty sure they just referred to them as "Small Amazon Swords
Sure looks like my Cryptocoryne parva to me.Here are more photos of them.
So what do I have?
Had it for about 10 days now. Haven't noticed any melting yet although some leaves are browning but I swear I can see new leaves. It's currently just planted in black gravel with a dusting of Amazonia aqua soil on top. Too tightfisted to get a few bags and also because I might plant it in a tray and then cover it up with gravel, the point being that I want my tank Lego style with the plants attached to driftwood or planted in cups and trays which I can rearrange every month or two.Was thinking C. Lutea or Willisii if new growth keeps that leaf shape.
Could be E. xingu or E. tennellus if new growth looks more like grass. Emersed growth looks more spear shaped like that
How long have you had it? Any melt since in the tank?