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zeon
01-16-2008, 10:49 PM
I bought the driftwood the plant is attached to mainly, but Now I am wanting to know what kind of plant it is. I had assumed it was some kind of Fern. but if you look in the second pic the leaves are attached to a stem/runner. I was wondering if any of you could tell me what it is. It has the brown roots also like all my other java fern, but the leaves are much longer and only grow out one at a time from the stem.
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o287/zeondragon/Aquarium037-1.jpg
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o287/zeondragon/Aquarium036.jpg

Fishalicious
01-16-2008, 10:51 PM
It's a java fern.... sheesh they weren't really generous with the size of fern... should grow out in no time though

Tolley
01-16-2008, 10:52 PM
def a java fern and thts what they're roots are like a big thing with lots of lil roots :D

jeffs99dime
01-16-2008, 11:06 PM
there are many different types of java fern. for example:
microsorium pteropus 'tropica'
microsorium pteropus 'narrow'
microsorium pteropus 'windelov'
microsorium pteropus 'red' etc....

all these have distinct features from one another

Tolley
01-16-2008, 11:07 PM
wow Jeff never knew tht gonna look em all up :D

Fishalicious
01-16-2008, 11:16 PM
Yeah but they all look distinctly different so are very easy to tell apart...

zeon
01-17-2008, 01:20 AM
Thanks so much guys. I was hoping it was a java fern variety of some sort. (I was leaning towards that ) Was worried I brought home a plant that would not thrive, because I wanted the driftwood. All my other ferns and java moss are doing well. This is good info to know. I have learned something today.

Algenco
01-17-2008, 01:22 AM
Definitely java fern, I have 3 varieties

jeffs99dime
01-17-2008, 01:22 AM
that's why we are all here:c12: