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25 Aug 2014 13:09 #1 by Joekinsella (joe Kinsella)
I've had this plant for a while it was doing well since I had it. Over the last two weeks I've noticed the roots on this plant get bigger and the roots on my frogbit disappear. I tripled my dose of profito as I was giving far from the recommended dose and added pressurised co2.

In just 1 week this has grown like crazy bout 10 inches my frogbit has roots again it might come back again. My tank is 2.5 feet in length and at least three of these plants are 1 an a half feet long. Anyone no the name of this?









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25 Aug 2014 13:19 #2 by JohnH (John)
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I could be wrong (again) but it looks to me like African Fern - Bolbitis heudoloti.
Perhaps this could be confirmed/refuted by a proper plant person?

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25 Aug 2014 13:20 #3 by joemc (joe mc)
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Ceratopteris thalictroides

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25 Aug 2014 14:18 #4 by Joekinsella (joe Kinsella)
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Thanks for the help was annoying me probably should write down all my plant names :laugh: .

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25 Aug 2014 15:40 #5 by swai (Simon)
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Take a picture on your phone!

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25 Aug 2014 17:09 #6 by JohnH (John)
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joemc wrote: Ceratopteris thalictroides


Ah well, not so bad - I had the 'Fern' part right - just the wrong continent (that was pretty close for me though!).

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25 Aug 2014 17:57 #7 by Joekinsella (joe Kinsella)
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A picture? Do you mean a pic Of the names?

You guessed better than I did john since I hadn't the slightest clue. :silly: I was searching a few months ago for this plant in a few shops just to find out the name but never came across it.

Being a fern might explain all of the baby plants growing out of them. Reminds me of java fern.

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25 Aug 2014 21:54 #8 by Mike53 (Michael)
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Hi Joe, where did you get the plant, wouldn't mind some of that myself
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25 Aug 2014 22:32 #9 by Joekinsella (joe Kinsella)
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I got them from a forum member when I bought frogbit a good few months ago.

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26 Aug 2014 09:09 #10 by Homer (Kevin)
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Absolute mental plant, spectacular growth and easy to boot!

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26 Aug 2014 09:21 #11 by Homer (Kevin)
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Having looked a bit closer, I am not so sure now, looks more like Bolbitis , there are no juvenile leaves at the tips that you would normally see in Ceratopteris.

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26 Aug 2014 09:37 #12 by Joekinsella (joe Kinsella)
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I no kev it's crazy. By juvenile leaves do mean baby plants? Cause I picked 20-30 plants before I took the picture.

It has interesting emersed growth.

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26 Aug 2014 11:14 #13 by Homer (Kevin)
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I am more convinced it is Bolbitis because of the translucent nature of the leaves and the membrane running down each side the central vein of the leaf , something I think is absent from Ceratopteris.

Remarkable growth though, I stand to be corrected.

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26 Aug 2014 11:54 #14 by Joekinsella (joe Kinsella)
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I've been taken pictures of this tank Since it was setup 2 months ago and ya can see the roots come out of no where 2 weeks ago and long leaves came this week :D I'll add better photos shortly.

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26 Aug 2014 12:08 #15 by joemc (joe mc)
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hi lads, it is Ceratopteris, it is a very variable plant depending on growing conditions, a great plant to create shade , provide hiding places for fry and suck up excess nutrients in a tank, actually I think it could even have been me that posted it to you joe!

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26 Aug 2014 12:14 #16 by Joekinsella (joe Kinsella)
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Yea that's right I got it with frogbit. Doing amazing for me as you can see. Have you any experience with planting in substrate I've seen a picture of one growing upwards earlier taught i would ask before getting my arm moist :) .

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26 Aug 2014 17:10 #17 by joemc (joe mc)
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yeah, you can plant it in the substrate, it will grow differently, more upright, treelike, plant it towards the back or sides of the tank as it gets big, but if you have large active fish it will probably not do great as it is very brittle, if I was going to plant some I would remove a few of the leaves from a floating plant before planting it to reduce the buoyancy making it easier to establish, oh and leave the removed leaves floating to produce more plants.

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26 Aug 2014 17:15 #18 by Joekinsella (joe Kinsella)
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Thanks Joe. I'll plant one of the smaller plants to see how it goes I think I seen what it looks like planted but I wasn't sure if it was the same plant. I'll try it on the side to see if I like it or not thanks for the tips.

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