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Hi Folks, received this plant as a gift, however they weren't sure what it was and neither am I.

Help please!



Hard to see because of my lights, from the top.



TIA!
 

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Looks like some sort of Rotala, not sure which, but I don't think it's rotundifolia, the leaves aren't usually that red.
 

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I agree. The pink tint of rotundifolia in a well-lit setting is a nice, subtle accent to the green in a planted aquarium.
 

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rotala macaranda iinm
Possibly, I have macrandra in my tank and the leaves don't have that much space in between them. If it was a light issue causing the plant to stretch and it was macrandra, it would be a green color. Could it be an emersed plant?
 

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Caletstus, what light is it you're using for that tank?
A heavily modified photon16.

This is all submersed, I've waited a month to ask/take the picture to make sure it wasn't emersed growth. The stems I received were all under 3" this is all new submersed.


rotala macrandra mini does seem rather close, picture wise, but the leaves on this are a bit smaller than the pictures I'm digging up and the spacing is larger as sohank mentioned. I don't really have anything in my tank that "reaches" the light is beyond over kill intensity/duration wise.
 
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