Wednesday, May 2, 2007

New Plant

Unknown Aquatic Plant
I picked up this plant yesterday from a small local pet shop. As usual, the boy attending the shop could not tell me the name, not even its local name. It had pale green leaves, and a thick stem without any roots. The stem is fibrous, soft and watery. Within a day, the top leaves turned into red, as shown in the picture. Probably, because of high light in my tank. It also has small purple flower buds.

Apparently, it looks like Ammannia gracilis or Nesaea crassicaulis, but weak and stressed due to the unhealthy conditions in the pet shop's dark, dumping tank. But I am not sure. I hope, it shows more of its original characteristics, as it regains its health in my 'test tank'.

It would be great if someone can help me to identify this plant!

The inset picture shows the top view of the same specimen.

6 comments:

Chas said...

hi, i just found your blog via the "topblogs" banner. wow! what beautiful pictures you have taken of your fishtanks. i really like your site after a quick browse through and will certainly be reading the rest of it soon. :-)

i too have started a blog on my aquarium setups. i've only been keeping fish for about 18 months now and always appreciate any helpful tips and comments.

chas
www.numptynoo.blogspot.com

SAMIT ROY said...

Thanks for your nice and inspiring comment. It would be my pleasure if you find any of my articles, experiences, posts, photographs helpful.

Hope to see your aquarium blog, soon!

noel said...

Hi
answering your plant question it looks like Ludwigia Temp: 15 - 26 degrees
Lighting: medium to very high
Height : up to 30cm
Growth Rate: fast

Does well in most tanks , with strong light and iron fertilisers the undersides of the leaves become a nice dark red, very easy to grow from cuttings.

noel said...

Hi
The plant in question is Ludwigia
hope you enjoy

regards Noel

noel said...

Hi
The plant in question is Ludwigia
hope you enjoy

regards Noel

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