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Old 05-05-2011, 11:03 AM   #1 
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Help ID this plant, please

A few weeks back, I picked up some plants at Petco with their "buy 3, get 1 one free" deal. This one wasn't labeled and the fish guy didn't know what it was, either. I took my chances and am glad I did. Whatever this is, it is growing rapidly and I've already split my small original bunch up several times.

Anyone know what it is?
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:24 AM   #2 
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It looks like Rotala Indica (rotundifolia)...does it have a pink hue to it more under the leaves...in too low of light it will take on more of a green to yellow green look....higher light it can take on a golden to pink look more at the top.....nice stem plant that can be really impressive in large groups...

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Old 05-05-2011, 11:32 AM   #3 
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The higher leaves have that golden to pink look you're talking about. Most of these plants in my tanks have small roots shooting out the sides at all different spots along the main stem.
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Old 05-05-2011, 11:47 AM   #4 
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Aerial roots and normal...you can lay this plant down in the substrate and it will take root and send up more shoots at every node.....this is a real easy plant to propagate too...either by laying it down or cut the tops and replant.....I have a 10gal spawning tank that I grow this in...about 90% of the floor is covered with this plant and it gives a nice look with it golden/pink hue.....
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:09 PM   #5 
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Thanks for the info! :)
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