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i just bought three of my first freshwater plants. i am still cycling the tank but i have no idea what these plants are. i thought i saw an identification tag on them at the store but when i got home there was nothing. if you know what these plants are please help me out.
 

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The first is an amazon sword, Echinodorus griesbachii. It should be easy to grow. The second, I have no idea. It looks like a beet where the leaves are losing their chlorophyll. I have never seen anything like it, and I have my doubts that it is a true aquatic. The third, hopefully, is a type of hair grass, Eleocharis which does grow well submersed. There are other types of sedge like plants that look similar, but don't do well underwater.
 

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thank you very much. i hope they are all aquatic, i bought them at a local pet store. they had a few of the colorful ones and they all looked like that.
 

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all the plants i see on Google with that name are green. does that mean my plant is sick? or malnourished? i just planted it in a tank with a bottom layer of organic soil and top layer of gravel. i hope that helps it out a little.
 

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it all depends on the conditions some times red sometimes green but not exactly sure why but not sick it may have something to do with lighting
 

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The second one is definitely not c. wendtii. I have had a number of wendtii varieties, and they all have leaves that are broadest at the base and taper towards the tip. This plant does not look like any Crypt at all.
 
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