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02-06-2011, 10:23 PM
Im trying to ID all my plants. I think this is an echinodorus parviflorus...can anyone confirm this?


02-06-2011, 10:31 PM
Looks like it to me. Most of the leaves on it right now not aquatic leaves and those will all eventually go away. Just be aware, these things grow huge.

02-06-2011, 10:36 PM
I'm no expert by far but that plant looks alot like one of the anubias species.

02-06-2011, 10:38 PM
No, definitely not an anubia. Those leaves are Echinodorus leaves in their emergent form.

02-06-2011, 10:46 PM
Nope, not an anubias. Definitely a sword.

How long does it take for the aquatic leaves to come in? I was getting worried about this because at the moment the plant in the picture is actually 3 separate spindly little plants grouped together, and I have another group of 4 bunched together. Both groups look kinda bad right now and I wasnt sure what the deficiency was. I know I need new bulbs, that why Im ID'ing everything so I can figure out what everything needs to be happy :)

02-06-2011, 10:54 PM
Now Im wondering...should I separate them so they are not all fighting for the same nutrients in the same mound of substrate or should I leave them as is. I just moved them yesterday, and I dont want to stress them too much.

02-07-2011, 01:27 AM
How big is your tank? Personally, I would separate them.

02-07-2011, 04:48 AM
its a 60 gallon...48 long 12 wide 24 tall

02-07-2011, 11:14 AM
You will definitely want to separate them. I had 4 in a 125 and they succeeded in taking up over half of it. If you don't separate them now, it will be nearly impossible once they are entrenched.

02-07-2011, 07:16 PM
Ive been doing more research on echinodorus parviflorus and am now thinking this is not what I have...

lotus flower
02-07-2011, 08:38 PM
I though E. parviflorus looked like blades of grass, essentially?

It just looks like a juvenile Amazon sword to me. Definitely an Echinodorus, at any rate.

02-07-2011, 10:11 PM
All the pictures I have see of parviflorus have broad leaves, definitely not like blades of grass, but they arent as "stemmy" as the plant I have. Maybe it is just a young amazon...hmm. *scratching head*

02-10-2011, 06:11 PM
Is this a melon sword? Im so confused!

lotus flower
02-10-2011, 07:07 PM
Poor Cassandra! Still trying to figure this out? :grouphug:

02-10-2011, 07:18 PM
Sure am :hmm3grin2orange: I hate not knowing what plants I have...

02-10-2011, 11:24 PM
I think you have just a plain old Amazon Sword - E. bleheri. lol Had a brain fart the other night. Definitely not E. parviflorus.

02-11-2011, 03:22 AM
Yeah Ive narrowed it down to NOT parviflorus lol. Progress=success!!:19:

Im super happy to report that I am seeing a few new leaves sprouting up through the middle though :19: