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Steve and I found a few of these growing on a local riverbank. Mine was doing well for a while and I see new shoots, but something is destroying the stems. Its like they have been shredded apart. I lose a new one or two every day or so. I have noticed the SAE nibbling on the frayed ends of the stems, but I havent caught him messing with any of the other plants. I dont know what to do...Im hoping the plant will recover though. Any info would be appreciated. We still dont know what kind of plant it is. In the picture it is the plant that is almost dead center.

Its a ten gallon, 30 watts incandescent, dosing with flourish, KNO3, and fleet enema twice weekly with weekly 40 percent water changes.
 

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Thanks Steve. It is actually a bit darker in the back of the tank. It never seems very bright normally, and for shooting photos I supplement with flourescent over the front of the tank. I think either my pleco or my SAE have been picking at it. Its really irritating because I like this plant a lot.
 

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I plan on adding a small piece of driftwood I bought the other day at TFH to the tank tonight. Im hoping if it is the pleco, the driftwood will get his attentions and not the plants. I dont really want to add any fish to the tank right away, other than maybe some sailfins or something for the cycle period. I want to get a bunch of plants in there first and get conditions to stabilize.
 

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That does look very similar to the plant we collected. It was not submersed when we got them. It appeared to be doing very well untill something decided it didnt like it. I believe Steve's is still doing okay submersed, but only time will tell.
 
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