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Cryptocorynes Cryptocoryne plant species consists of 50+ plant species, and make a unique addition to a planted tank.

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Old 11-21-2010, 10:19 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I have a plant growing emersed right now that sounds like what you guys are describing. Its a small plant right now. The plant came from an old aquarium shop in rochester NY. A very nice older asain fellow gave me these plants for free because I spent over $100 during my first visit to his store.

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Old 11-21-2010, 12:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Wow where are you guys getting your affinis?! I can never find this thing at any stores and no one sells it online either. The photo that EDGE posted looks exactly like the plant I saw being sold as affinis.
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Here is the plant I think might be C. affinis I am trying to flower this plant to get a proper ID

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I got mine in Canada from another plant nut.

Not sure what the emersed crypt is.

There is not a lot of Cryptocoryne collectors in Canada. I Wish I had as much selection as you guys in the States. I am having a hard time finding C. cordata var and the true C. parva.
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I got the affinis in the first photo where it is with Hygrophila polysperma from a pet store in Madison, Wisconisin back around 1964. I don't have it now. I wish I were better at hanging on to plants.
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Wow...parva is mass produced on plant farms and is readily available at a lot of the pet stores around here. I'd so send you some parva for affinis haha but I'm not sure how shipping across the border works.
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Time consuming to setup the accounts to send plant across borders let alone the extremely long shipping time and cost.

Technically, I need to have import permit and phyto certificate to send plants across borders which is nearly not worth the trouble for a plant.
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We can still always dream about one day having our precious crypts in our tanks...sigh.
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:58 PM   #19 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=HeyPK;566605]Edge: It sure isn't griffithii, but it might be usteriana, which is also bullated somewhat, and has exactly that red color underneath. Usteriana takes a long time to get really big, but when it does it is more than twice the size of affinis. It gets as big as C. aponogetifolia. Your plants don't look exactly like usteriana, however. They seem even more bullated and the leaves look a little wider.


i don't think he has usteriana at all, i have it and is got a positive id (got it from Aaron T.) and it looks waay different than that when the young one comes out, and by the time 3-4 leaves are out (as in most his plants) they are huge...i don't think i have any really little ones to photograph this moment but yeah...
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Woah, that first pic of Affinis from EDGE looks like my Petchii, except for that mine is only wrinkled on the edges. And I'm gonna talk to my plant guy at my LFS for Affinis, minima, and Albida. What else do you guys think? He can really only get submersed ones, I just hope he can get them.
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