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Post  Missgrumpygills on 2014-03-19, 23:22

So I saw this plant at the fish store and I really liked that it's dark green and feathery looking. He said that it is a high light plant and can be hard to grow. I don't know the name of the plant Razz My light is basically meant for growing things like vegetables, I would say it's pretty bright. Anyways, just looking for some information on it.
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Post  MRTom on 2014-03-19, 23:40

Looks to me like cabomba (maybe caroliniana) or ambulia. They look similar, but ambulia to me is a lot more feathery fluffy where cabomba is a bit stiffer.
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-03-20, 10:14

Definitely looks like the plant MrTom helped I'd in my tank. I found with snails in the tank is was broken and dead in about 2 weeks total. I love the look of it but depends on what you have in your tank if it will last.
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Post  jrmakawoody on 2014-03-20, 10:32

Cabomba really isnt that demanding in my experience.
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Post  Missgrumpygills on 2014-03-20, 11:33

If it does not do well someone else can give it a try Spot On
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-03-20, 11:40

Mine didn't seem demanding either. Just weight from snails broke it in pieces :/
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Post  Missgrumpygills on 2014-03-20, 12:01

Yeahh I noticed this morning that the snails like it  scratch could be good for getting rid of some though lol snail trap
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Post  ShortyKiloGyrl on 2014-03-20, 12:12

Very true lol Smile
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Post  PokeSephiroth on 2014-03-20, 12:46

Looks like Cabomba to me, like MRTom mentioned. It could be Purple Cabomba, Prolly doesn't look like it in the picture due to lighting conditions and white balancing from the camera/camera phone.

Might also be green Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana) but I know that green Cabomba is illegal here in Washington, while purple and Red Cabomba are not illegal.

I find that the plants are undemanding, they do great in my dirted tank, but not so great in non-dirted tanks. It does like moderate lighting though. Doesn't do well in any of my low light tanks, that's for sure. In my low light tanks, it kinda looks nice for the first few weeks, then sloooowly breaks down. :/

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Post  MRTom on 2014-03-20, 14:47

PokeSephiroth wrote:Might also be green Cabomba (Cabomba caroliniana) but I know that green Cabomba is illegal here in Washington, while purple and Red Cabomba are not illegal.

Do you know the scientific names for red/purple cabomba? I thought they were strains of caroliniana but that was a dumb confusion on my part.
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Post  PokeSephiroth on 2014-03-20, 15:23

I believe Purple Cabomba is known as Cabomba Pulcherrima, as for Red Cabomba... I'm not too sure... Cabomba Furcata?

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Post  themaryone on 2014-03-20, 16:20

Red Cabomba is furcata The Fish Store will have some on Friday at the new location in the afternoon.

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Post  PokeSephiroth on 2014-03-20, 22:02

Sweeeeeeeeeet I got the scientific names right! YAY Google! Hahaha

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Post  Missgrumpygills on 2014-03-21, 19:02

I would say it grew a little bit.... Shocked 
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Is this like a stem plant? Can I trim the tops when it gets to big and plant it/ share it? Very Happy
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Post  LuminousAphid on 2014-03-26, 22:27

it looks green, but the structure looks like red or purple. i have green and it is more uniformly radial while you can see these have more defined clumps of leaflets. mine seems to grow narrower and taller too. it looks like red to me, but it could be green, the second picture makes me think twice. the appearance can vary a lot depending on lighting/nutrients

and yes, you can cut and plant it, but it may grow on runners and propogate itself. mine does, but i'm not sure about the other species. mine grows enough little runners that i pull them out on a regular basis, and then have to throw them away because they are illegal  Rolling Eyes 
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