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Old 11-06-2011, 05:09 PM   #1 
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Huge Water Lily

I bought some water lily bulbs from petco and the one I keep in my sorority has exploded with growth O.O It's gotten so big! All my fish seem to love it, and the Anubias(plant) especially loves being in it's shade.

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Old 11-06-2011, 05:49 PM   #2 
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Holy moly I love it!
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:35 PM   #3 
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NICE! I'm hoping to get some in tank plant growth like this soon How many girls in your tank?
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:01 PM   #4 
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NICE! I'm hoping to get some in tank plant growth like this soon How many girls in your tank?
sorry for the late reply XD I have 6 girls.
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Old 11-09-2011, 10:25 PM   #5 
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First, what are these sold as? I want one! They aren't the betta bulbs are they?

Second, what is that creature? It looks like some sort of butterfly/fish combo...

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Old 11-09-2011, 10:28 PM   #6 
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is that... a butterfly fish? (I'm not sure what they are called, but basically look like a cross of the two). And can they work in a sorority?
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Old 11-09-2011, 11:27 PM   #7 
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I <3 that fish. You guise, the videos of this fish... heart heart.

I also really want to know where you got the bulbs/ what they are, I want one so badly!
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:27 AM   #8 
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i've seen them at petco too .. they are usually right next to where the betta bulbs are .. and they come in the same type of packaging .. but on them it says lily .. onion .. and aponogen (sp?)
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Old 11-10-2011, 07:43 AM   #9 
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I have one Lilly and three Aponogen in my tank now, plus 3 Lilly bulbs floating in some old goldfish water with a lamp fixed on just them :)
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:05 PM   #10 
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They are technically called "tiger lotus" (Nymphaea lotus) They come in red or green varieties - looks like you have a red. I do as well.

They grow FAST and LARGE. I have mine in a 10 gallon community tank, so I have to trim the floating leaves every few weeks because I have other plants that need light, and more active fish. If you trim the floating leaves enough times, eventually it will stop producing them and you will have a lovely collection of thick large leaves near the bottom. I have seen the leaves sprout and grow halfway to the surface in 1 day. The bulbs are LARGE - 2 inches diameter, at least. They are often marketed as Water Lily Bulbs.

Do not put them in tiny tanks. They will take over extremely quickly.
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