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Old 07-03-2013, 07:10 PM   #1 
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What is this? (plant)

I just set up a 10g sorority tank (I'll show pics later when the girls are in, I am doing a quick start right now) and got a massive water sprite from my LFS. I was very impressed because it is totally snail free (I am so glad she knew what I was talking about). Anyway, when they took it out of their tank, a few pieces of other plants were attached. I think I got a little snippet of a crypt of some sort, some type of thin fern, and this one??? I've looked online, but can't find anything that resembles it. It had a little root at the bottom, so I put it in the substrate. Any idea what it is?
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Old 07-03-2013, 07:48 PM   #2 
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I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say it's rotala rotundifolia because of the orangeish-pink tint on the leaves. I'm only like 25.3% sure though so maybe someone else will come along and give you a more definite answer.

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Old 07-03-2013, 11:43 PM   #3 
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The pink shimmer may be coming from my flora light. The plant is all green and is kind of thick compared to other leaves. I looked at the Rotala online, and I am not sure that is it. Thanks anyway... :)

I still have no clue what it is, and I'm wondering if it will do well in the substrate or needs to floated.....Anyone?
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:43 AM   #4 
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oh. then my second guess would be bacopa caroliniana, or perhaps bacopa monnieri (aka, moneywort).
if it's not either of those, then i'm out of guesses, haha ~
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Oooh, that may be it! I looked up Moneywort on liveaquaria.com and it looks similar. Thanks for the second guess. LOL! :)
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Old 07-04-2013, 10:08 PM   #6 
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looks very similar to rotala when grown out of water :P mystery plants are usually a nice surprise when they grow out!
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