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Old 01-23-2013, 12:27 AM   #1 
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Question WHAT is frill???

Hey guys, I got this plant at petsmart in July. it was sold to me as "frill" but I cannot find "frill" in any books about aquatic plants. However, I have been able to find some things that look like it: Camboba, Hornwort, Giant ambulia, and Milfoil. here are pictures:




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Old 01-23-2013, 12:40 AM   #2 
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I see this all the time too, it's kinda annoying since i can't find anything on it either :/ stupid petshops making up random ass plant names to sell cheap plants for more than they are worth T.T
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:50 AM   #3 
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Might it be a hybrid then??....
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:00 AM   #4 
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Kinda looks like very thin hornwort almost. Not sure it that is what it is though.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:26 AM   #5 
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hornswort is what it is
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:38 AM   #6 
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To me it's always looked like cabomba, but they sell both cabomba and hornwort at petsmart so I can't imagine they'd put in the same plant twice and call it 2 different names.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:15 AM   #7 
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It looks more like cabomba than hornwort to me. How does the plant feel? My hornwort has some backbone as it were and feels like a pine branch or something evergreen whereas my cabomba feels soft and feather-like. Could you get some pictures at different angles, or even maybe out of the water?

Like I said, my cabomba lays flat and lifeless when out of the water while the hornwort maintains its shape.

Edit: as in the shape of the needles not going flat, the actual stalk part doesn't stand up on its own very much.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:14 AM   #8 
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Not a hybrid, it's a plant called milfoil.

I've always liked the plant because it reminds me of dill/fennel sprigs.

There's different variations of the plant depending on where it's originally from.

It's a beautiful looking plant when it's healthy, but can create a mess when it starts to disintegrate when it doesn't approve of your water conditions.

I've never had much success with this plant. My fish usually end up tearing it to shreds after a couple months.

Snails usually make short work out of milfoil sprigs.






http://www.brantlakemilfoil.org/inde...nclude=what_is

http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/pl...s/milfoil.html
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:02 AM   #9 
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:O nice ID :) I thought it looked like a myrio! but the pics were blurry
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:32 PM   #10 
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I've always been fairly certain it's Camboba AKA Fanwort (someone here helped me ID it... I think it was aokashi). I love it.

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