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Old 07-18-2014, 09:34 PM   #1 
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Questions about these plants

I have these two plants currently. I don't have the names of them, as when I bought them they were just put in a bag with a number code written on it for the cashier.


I bought them from petsmart when I bought the tank, which is a 5 gallon Aqueon Mini Bow with a filter and an LED light.


These plants came recommended by the fish dude at petsmart as beginner's plants. He says they don't need much caring for, so they will be good for me to start out with.



Now my question is, should I actually be doing anything with them? I have now had them for 6 days, and the one on the right in the picture is starting to have a few leaves turning brown at the tips.


Should I have a different light at the top of the tank? The LED surely doesn't provide much to the plants, or does it?

A user on reddit in /r/bettafish said something about buying "Flourish" which she says is a plant fertalizer.



Would either of those be necessary? so far the plant still looks like it's quite alive, just with some browning at the tips of some of the leaves.

I'd like to keep these plants alive but I just don't know enough about them.
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Old 07-18-2014, 09:37 PM   #2 
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You should fertilize them somehow, also find the tubes they came in and make sure it's an aquatic plant, not a semi-aquatic plant
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:08 PM   #3 
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They were fully submerged in a show tank when the guy at petsmart pulled them out for me.


So if I go buy some flourish tomorrow, that should be all they need? are the 3 LED's in the top of the mini bow sufficient combined with some indirect sunlight from a nearby window?

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Old 07-18-2014, 10:18 PM   #4 
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That should be it. The light is good enough so as long as they're fed they should be ok
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Old 07-18-2014, 11:59 PM   #5 
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The one on the right looks like a land grown, Water Wisteria which is a very attractive and hardy plant! The oval leaves will turn brown and might fall off because it will be growing leaves more like this underwater!
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Old 07-19-2014, 09:17 AM   #6 
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I'd like to see pictures of it. So I can see what kind of plant your talking about.
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Old 07-19-2014, 10:43 AM   #7 
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Click on the link in the first sentence to see the photos of plants. I'm pretty positive both are terrestrial. But I could be wrong.
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Old 07-19-2014, 11:00 AM   #8 
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I think the one on the left looks non aquatic to me. The one on the right does look like water wisteria grown above water.

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Left could be an onion plant or mondo grass (which isnt an aquarium plant). Right is emerse growth water wisteria.
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Left could be an onion plant or mondo grass (which isnt an aquarium plant). Right is emerse growth water wisteria.
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I thought so lol.
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