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hasib - 2010-05-16
Here's another confusion....I've bought 9 cabomba plants and 8 another plants that the shopkeeper called some kind of fern...but here I can see that the fern turned out to be the real cabomba...then what about the plant that the shopkeeper called cabomba?
Though I can see them here in the second picture of cabomba....they are actually behind the cabomba plant....can anyone help recognize them?

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  • Nancy - 2011-07-11
    Hasib, If you are referring to the light green plant behind the Cabomba on the right rear in the 2nd picture that is called Wisteria or Hygrophila difformis. It's a very prolific plant and quite attractive.
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Animal-World info on Anacharis
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Andrew Johnson - 2005-11-18
i like these Plants alot so i have one in my house.

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ang - 2011-10-14
is the hornwort ok if I raise my tank temperture up to 32? for a period af at least ten days? i believe i have ich in my tank...

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  • Alex Burleson - 2011-10-14
    Assuming, you're speaking of Celsius, 32C, is 89F, and that is not an ideal temperature for your plants, in addition to any fish in your aquarium. Ich is generally based from water quality, and the stress the fish endure...I advise performing 25% water changes per week, in addition to replacing the water with clean, dechlorinated water. You can purchase aquarium medication from your local fish stores/pet stores...ask an associate to help you choose.
  • Jake - 2011-10-27
    Just to be safe I'd set out a little to the side. If you do kill it float the portion you set off in you're tank when you drop the temp back down and you'll have another thriving population in no time. On another note, unless your tank is at 86F I wouldn't bump it up that high, for ich treatment using temp you only need to raise it a few degrees F.
  • Jake - 2011-10-27
    Another thing I'd like to add, the huge majority of ich treatments on the market will kill or at the very least harm invertebrates. Not only at the time of treatment, but it will soak into the substrate, tank, equipment, etc... making all unsuitable for inverts in the future as well. I always use the temp method and salt water dips.
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carol dugan - 2012-10-12
Just found your site and must say it's very informative and interesting.A favourite for sure.Got some Hornwort tonight for my tanks and the comments were very helpful.Thanks guys!!!

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  • Clarice Brough - 2012-10-14
    Way to go Carol! Hornworts a wonderful, and prolific aquarium plant... enjoy!
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Animal-World info on Anacharis
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scott reed - 2006-01-17
I just went down to lake Washington yesterday,and found a few bunches of anacharis,and also a lot of parrotfeather milfoil.This is why you can't buy it anymore,and why it is considered a naucsious weed.People,or someone released some of this as well as a few other species of aquarium plants into our lakes,and now they are so profuse it is just about all there is to find.Right,or wrong,it's out there to be found.I am happy with my cheap aquarium plants.

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Kenny - 2006-03-14
Anacharis is truly the easiest plants to have in any cold-tropical water aquariums! I only started out with a couple of bunches and now I have a full 20 gallon aquarium dedicated to anacharis! It will grow rougely. The best part is that it can withstand extremely cold temperatures meaning it can overwinter in outside ponds. The leaves will melt and it will regrow again once spring comes.

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  • Star - 2012-01-13
    Can you tell me what your tank conditions are to have it grow so well? I need to culture this plant for teaching purposes and having a full tank dedicated to it is exactly what my goal is. So far I have not been that lucky.
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Anonymous - 2011-12-15
I have two of these plants and I really like them, but one of them only has leaves at the top....but they both seem to be growing well.

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Julia - 2008-01-29
This plant is really pretty but if you aren't a plant expert, you might kill it within the week like I did. I wouldn't consider it hardy.

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  • Shannon - 2011-09-26
    I love this plant it's probably my favorite and I got it quite by accident as a hitchhiker with some other plants I purchased. I did find it hardy but It seemed to do better with brighter light. It went crazy in my 10 gallon where the light penetrated better. It did okay in my 55 but grew much slower. I suspect with a lighting upgrade its growth would improve but it is healthy just slow growing.
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Animal-World info on Cabomba
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AQUA GARDENER - 2006-05-14
Cabomba is a very nice plant i'm lucky enough to get tons of it here in louisiana at a local pond. i have it mixed in with a low growing water grass that i also get from the pond plus a few other assorted aquatic plants from other ponds in the area. my fish love it. i have a 175 gallon tank full of it my fish breed in it quite nicely. it gets very tall and very lush. its a good starter plant just get a proper grow light bulb and it will do fine. pleco's (alagea eaters) like chewing on it. you can break a long stem into several parts and each one will eventually grow as a seperate plant. can you really eat it?? thats news to me! lol

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  • Abelard A - 2011-06-27
    My cabomba stop growing. All the leaves are falling apart. It started when I cut the stems to replant it. I feel guilty for doing this. Can you please advice me on what to do, to make my cabomba grow again? Thanks.
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Shep - 2008-06-01
This plant is magnificent. I put it in my 29g and it grew THREE INCHES overnight! I love the way it seems to change shape every day. Sometimes it grows thick collections of branches at the top that look like palm trees. Once it grows too big, you just snip it in the middle, attach a plant weight, and throw it somewhere else. Putting a bunch together makes a lovely bush effect.

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