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Robert at Aqua Botanic does special orders, you might want to check with him. He has decent prices. Check the sponsor's forum for more info.

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How about Hygrophila sp. "red", also called Hygrophila sp. "Amazon" I think. It is low growing from what I understand, maybe that would work?? Some people on APC have that plant, and it is on aquabid sometimes too.

Check the PlantFinder for info. on that species.

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Kleiner Bar swords can be kept under 6-8 inches if you prune. Nice red coloration. I recommend just aggressive pruning or VERY high light of some Rotala Indica, it will grow horizontal in high light.

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Since I am not sure what size tank you are referring to or to its light level, here are just some "small, red" plants. Some are harder to acquire than others but the options are there. :D

Alternanthera spp.
Ammannia multiflora
Ammannia sp.
Blyxa japonica
Bacopa sp.
Bacopa sp. 'Purple'
Cryptocoryne pygmaea
Cryptocoryne x willisii
Didiplis diandra
Echinodorus tenellus
Juncus repens
Ludwigia arcuata
Ludwigia arcuata x repens
Ludwigia brevipes
Myriophyllum matogrossense
Najas sp. 'Red'
Potamogeton gayi
Proserpinaca palustris
Ranalisma humile
Rotala macranda
Rotala macranda 'Narrow Leaf' (Rotala magenta)
Rotala macranda 'Small Leaf'
Rotala pussila
Rotala rotundifolia
Rotala rotundifolia
Rotala sp. 'Pearl'
Rotala sp. 'Vietnam'
Rotala wallichii

...not to mention some of the larger red plants that, with some judicious and clever prunings, can be fitted into smaller tanks (i.e. Pogostemon stellatus).

fishfry said:
How about Hygrophila sp. "red", also called Hygrophila sp. "Amazon" I think.
Hygrophila sp. 'Red' is a HUGE plant. The longest leaf on my plant is about 8-10" long. The Plant Finder says that it is a creeping plant but mine often grows vertically, even under very high light. I have no idea why it is doing that.

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Maybe cS was thinking about A. gracilis. It produces a beautiful hot red to orange red coloration. The overall list that cS createdlooks real good. Do these help at all turtlehead?

A third emphasis on E. tenellus 'micro.' I believe this is an all too overlooked plant. I recently setup a 58 g with it and will be taking pictures when it all fills out.
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