12-22-2010, 11:45 AM
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| | Re: Anacharis (egeria najas) care?
this will sound cynical but...
pet stores give goldfish to schools so the fish prize winning kids will get their parents to buy them fishtanks from that same local pet store. my best advice to you is to throw the plant in the trash and get on with your life.
If you have a genuine interest in plant keeping, fish keepings, and all the time and expense associated with them, then I'm happy to tell you that Anacharis is an easy plant to keep, that is often used to cycle the ecosystem of new fish tanks then discarded because it grows too fast. you can throw it into a glass jar that gets room light, toss in a tiny crumb of any ordinary gardening fertilizer, and it will do just fine. do NOT toss it into any local waterway (lake/river/stream) as it is classified as an invasive aquatic weed.
oh, yeah... Anacharis is a sort of colony plant, so you can slice it and dice it anyway you like to make whole new plants.
baking soda is used to modify the pH of water, not as a plant fertilizer.
Last edited by spypet; 12-22-2010 at 12:02 PM..