Thread: Vallisneria blooming!
03-06-2011, 05:06 PM #1
This probably is a common sight in the tanks of many of you planted tank experts, but it is the first time I am seeing it, since I have just started this tank 4 months ago:
My Vallisneria spiralis has been growing like healthy weeds and recently started to send out a large number of flower spikes with buds! The growth rate of these things is incredible. Now the first flower just opened. Tiny and easy to miss, but still pretty though the macro lens.
Here are photos of a bud and a surface-floating flower.
03-06-2011, 05:46 PM #2
very cool! I have vals, but I didn't even know they could flower.300 gallon mega tank: build in progress
75 gallon community tank: tetras, danios, corys, platies, otos, pearl gouramis, bristlenose pleco, assassin snails, red cherry shrimp, bamboo shrimp
70 gallon growout tank: clown loaches, sailfin pleco
60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish
29 gallon frog tank / 10 gallon tadpole tank: 1 leopard frog, 1 tadpole
10 gallon and 5.5 gallon betta tanks: 1 male betta each, sometimes snails
03-07-2011, 12:40 AM #3
It will be interesting to see, if they go to seed.