I was at Albany Aquarium past weekend. They do have some 'pantanal', in fairly decent shape. Their holding tank is now CO2 enriched. It is just called "Ludwigia species", that's the name Oriental gives it in their catalog. I think they are trying to setup for online order as well.fishfry said:try contacting Albany Aquarium in San Francisco, I think they sometimes are willing to ship plants to people and they get it in sometimes....much nicer people than the things I have heard about fishvet
Yeah! And then there's the added benefit of being able to cherry-pick. A lot of people complain about the prices, but I wouldn't call them "outrageous" at all. The fish may, for the unknowing, cause at least a mild case of sticker shock, but people don't realize that they're quarantined and that the shop absorbs all of the initial losses. Yes, it's definitely harder to have dead fish replaced, but it's also far less likely to happen, or worse, to have them spread diseases throughout your home tank. I'm too lazy to quarantine new fish, so I'd rather take my chances with fish from there than just about any place else. Plants? Since setting up their CO2-injected plant holding tank (which you can see on their website) they typically leave the store (as purchases) in better condition than when they arrived. It's really an amazing operation and if you're ever in the vicinity, it's worth checking out. Just make sure you're dressed for summer . It's dang hot upstairs.shalu said:Not that bad for hard to find plants, especially locally without shipping fee.
The bad experience I had with a Singapore seller was not with Roland. I have not bought from Roland before. If Roland wants to send me something, I could then provide a reference to his packaging skills. ;-)removed at Roland's request
I noticed the same thing! Now come to think of it, the L. species does look slightly bigger than L. 'pantanal', could be a similar but different Ludwigia. The "girth" of my 'pantanal' is only about 1/3 of 'cuba'. Now I am going back there to get some L. species just to be sure. I am a sucker for all ludwigias and rotalas Or Naomi, you could bring me a stem of L. species at the next plant swap meeting.gnome said:Wow - this is a first! I just checked Albany's website, and this time, it actually lists "Ludwigia sp. 'Pantanal'" in their most recent shipment. So now I wonder if what I was getting and sending people was, in fact, a different species...? I'll have to get the details from the owner. I'll try and give him a call, today.
Looks like they got in a BIG shipment!