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Strange leaves Echinodorus Bleheri

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My echinodorus bleheri is making some strange leaves, or is this normal? I've already put some roottabs in (clay). The leaves do have a normal green color (had the light on RGB colors when I made the photo)

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Thank you all for your answers. I'm puzzled, because deficiency shouldn't be possible because of the roottabs (and would show on other plants?). Too little organic material, maybe, because I was very careful on the soil so there probably isn't that much. But wouldn't that be compensated by organic waste of plants and fish? And wouldn't is show on other plants?

And sodium, there is not that much in my tapwater so where would that come from? Is there a way to measure it?
Not compensated by fish and water column, because it is a very heavy root feeder. I have the same problem with my lemon plant in the garden, but it is parasite-induced. Maybe it is an aquatic analogue? Have you disinfected the plant properly, before it went into the tank. And if so; how?
Strange. Are you sure it is Echinodorus Bleheri?? That one leaf on the right looks like an Anubius.
Those leaves and the ones in the second picture definitely look like the submerged form, so no, thisnis not Anubias. It does not mean however, that it is E. Bleheri as such. With so many hybrids out there it is actually getting harder and harder to get the real species. Not only that, but human error in labeling plants is rampant. Combine the two factors and chances of getting a wrong plant go up. I learned that just this last January and had lots of confirmation from folks, who have deep knowledge in the matter. And Swords are probably the most problematic in this aspect.
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