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Old 09-10-2015, 05:57 PM   #1
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Hello I just purchased some aquatic plants from my local aquarium. However they forget to tell me the species so my question is can anyone help me identify it?


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Old 09-10-2015, 06:45 PM   #2
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Looks like bacopa to me, maybe carolinia? Looks like it except for the stem, mine are always dark green, not pale/white like that. But it is a bacopa species IMO.
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Looks like bacopa to me, maybe carolinia? Looks like it except for the stem, mine are always dark green, not pale/white like that. But it is a bacopa species IMO.

+1 looks like a bacopa.


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Thanks for the reply. So now that I have figured out that they lied to me about it being a floating plant are there any recommendations that you all have for floating plants.
(26 Gallon Bow with 4 Pearl Gourami and a couple Sterbai Corys)
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Thanks for the reply. So now that I have figured out that they lied to me about it being a floating plant are there any recommendations that you all have for floating plants.
(26 Gallon Bow with 4 Pearl Gourami and a couple Sterbai Corys)

Hornwort can float or be planted.

Duckweed, though some actually do consider it a weed because of how fast it grows..

Dwarf/water lettuce- regular water lettuce is often used in ponds, though it still works in tanks.


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Old 09-10-2015, 07:47 PM   #6
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I have different floating plants in each of my tanks:

-water sprite
-najas grass
-dwarf water lettuce
-dwarf baby tears
-dwarf sag (gets amazingly long roots when floated; discovered this accidentally!)

There's actually an anubias nana petite floating around in one of my tanks and doing very well, I've just been too lazy to take it out and actually do something with it
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Here is what dwarf water lettuce looks like. Sometimes if you don't thin it out the roots can hold muck.

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