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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-14-2012, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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I was at Petco today to pick up some plants and fertilizer, and I noticed they had these little crypts above the tubed plants. They were unpriced, and I got a nasty surprise at the register because they ended up being 6.99

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with these or if they sell other plants like this? Usually I just rinse the plants in the tubes, but this looks to be damp even though there is no water in the bag. I'm slightly reassured by the fact it seems to be supplied by someone that isn't Petco and it comes from Thailand, but I want to be safe.

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I keep crypts 3 species. It will most likely go through crypt writing. It will most likely lose all leaves and regrow them.
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If it makes you feel better I just got some of these at Petsmart and I think they were $8.99... but they looked nice in the package :)

Mine have all been planted for close to a week and so far none are losing leaves... the few leaves that look kind of iffy looked that way when I planted them.



There's also a very short (for now!) Bacopa in the back near the heater and a wisteria stem in the front corner. Everything else aside from the moss is plastic or silk.. I would love to eventually have totally planted tanks for my bettas :)
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I keep crypts 3 species. It will most likely go through crypt writing. It will most likely lose all leaves and regrow them.
I'll be on the watch out for crypt melting! I actually just snagged some of those fancy planting tools off ebay for cheap so I'll be prepared.

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If it makes you feel better I just got some of these at Petsmart and I think they were $8.99... but they looked nice in the package :)

Mine have all been planted for close to a week and so far none are losing leaves... the few leaves that look kind of iffy looked that way when I planted them.

There's also a very short (for now!) Bacopa in the back near the heater and a wisteria stem in the front corner. Everything else aside from the moss is plastic or silk.. I would love to eventually have totally planted tanks for my bettas :)
Woah, that's a seriously big price tag for such a little plant . It seems like all the stores are marking stuff up these days.

Yours looks great though. Did you qt it or just put it right in? I love the wisteria by the way, usually I think it looks kinda iffy, but it looks great here!
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Well there were 4 decent size plants in the package I bought for that, so I'm okay with basically paying $2.25 each (I thought there were 5 just looking at the package the store, but one bunch was REALLY big), I put one in each of my 2.5 gallon betta tanks and two in my 6.6 frog tank.

I didn't QT them... at some point I will have a QT tank set up so I can, but I don't right now.
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Well there were 4 decent size plants in the package I bought for that, so I'm okay with basically paying $2.25 each (I thought there were 5 just looking at the package the store, but one bunch was REALLY big), I put one in each of my 2.5 gallon betta tanks and two in my 6.6 frog tank.

I didn't QT them... at some point I will have a QT tank set up so I can, but I don't right now.
Oh, nice find! I didn't look through them carefully and ended up with only two, but they look healthy so it's alright.

It's reassuring to hear you didn't qt them. I don't have a QT tank either, but unfortunately my betta is looking a little sick and I don't want to stress him out, so I guess they're going to have to do a makeshift quarantine whether they like it or not.
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I don't think the packaged plants need QTing, they come that way so you know they are snail-free. I got some of those 6.99 little "betta plants" about a week ago, they are planted in my gravel & they look a tangled mess but so far so good!
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oO those are just expensivvvere baby plants! But i do recommend the petsmart plants. the gel was a pain to clean out though...
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no die off? lucky, I often get die off back to the base, then they grow in happy an healthy
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no die offs at all from the pet smart pack either :)
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