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Got this from petsmart yesterday, not sure what it is.....
 

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here is a pic of my tropica sword...see the brown spots on the new leaves? Look closely in the background and you will notice the jungle vals with messed up tips...What is causing this? Nutrient deficiency? Help?
 

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bump.....bump
 

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Any other opinions?
 

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The first appears to be Ludwigia Repens (Red ludwigia) although if the leaves get smaller instead of staying about the same size, it may indeed be rotala rotundfolia (indica), the second is a Melon Sword. As to your Vals melting, check your KH and pH. If they are lower on the range Vals do not like it, they need high KH and Neutral to Slightly high pH. Chris (the CAF 1/2 of TAF CAF)
 

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I'm torn between the R. rotundifolia and Pond Penny for the first one.

Tommy
 

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The sword is as orginal post says: the Tropica sword, ie. Echinodorus parviflorus 'Tropica'. :) It'll change more still... will grow smaller as it still looks mostly like the emersed form. The submersed leaves are more curly/crinkled.
 

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That doesn't look like rotala rotundifolia at all to me. My rotala doesn't look like that. Are you saying that is how it looks grown emersed?
 

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It may be rotala indica, but I know it's not red ludwigia....
 
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