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Old 01-16-2012, 09:00 PM   #11 (permalink)
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that sag is pretty cool, where is that pic from a river/ creek/ stream bed or a lake/ pond.
It is of a small pool next to a drainage pipe that comes out from under a road. It is the only place I know of in the Jackson, MS area where this plant exists.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Are those snails native to your locale also?
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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No, those are red ramshorns and a few brown ones. I have had them forever.
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I have the same plant and it does well throwing off shoots all thetime
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:54 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Decades ago, I collected a similar sagittaria from a pond in central Oklahoma. This was before I had a clue about how to grow plants in aquaria. But I put it in a pot in a 60 gal with two oscars. Amazingly, they didn't destroy it! And it grew pretty well under incadescent (!) light for about nine months before I tore down the tank.

So giant sagittaria might find a following among cichlid keepers.
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Old 01-28-2012, 04:38 PM   #16 (permalink)
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The Sag. is now pushing leaves against the top of the tank. Still no evidence of any change to emersed leaves. There is a runner visible. I've got to prune the Hygrophila, Ludwigia and the floating leaves of the E. cordifolius.



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Wow! That is a monster!

How wide are the leaves? Looks to be at least an inch wide.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:27 AM   #18 (permalink)
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At least an inch wide. Maybe an inch and a quarter. I just saw a runner yesterday. These plants need to be in a deep tank.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:34 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I found a Sagittaria this summer that initially looked like what is called subulata in the hobby, but it has started growing leaves with spoon-shaped tips and probably won't be suitable. At least yours would be nice for a larger tank.
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Old 02-05-2012, 05:31 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I'm sure that I could find a spot for it in my tank, PK! Lol! Very cool to see what grows in your own neighborhood!
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