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mel - 2012-06-01
Water onions are the only plant that my fish won`t eat. They grow great. The only problem is that I can`t find anymore here. Orange Park Fl

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  • Anonymous - 2013-01-11
    You can buy them at Petsmart
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StillWater - 2005-05-24
Great information. I've seen people call the shoots that Java Fern produce bearded algea. Thanks for the accurate data.

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Michael Brown - 2011-11-27
I have just got 2 bunches of hornwort and floated them I use flora boost too once a week all my other plants are doing well hope the hornwort does the same hope to get some advice? thank you

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Alleen - 2006-04-06
Cabomba is a really good plant, but the roots are damaged very easily, so be carefull when planting them. I recently got some of the red cabomba,and it has a little pinkish\white bloom on it. It is very pretty in the aquarium!

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Devanshi - 2010-04-01
They are nice to look at, and my red Danios also enjoy swimming through them.

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cindy collins - 2010-11-28
My fish (angelfish....they never die ) However I bought hornwort plant which was healthy and green when I got it and it fell to pieces in less than 2 weeks .. What's the secret to growing it?

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  • Anonymous - 2011-01-02
    I have had the same experience ..I think some medication and even salt might affect its growth. Fertilization is a must for it sucks a lot of the nutrients to grow.
    I am inclined to try it again and see how it fairs . Copper meds can kill it within hours I read...so if they can grow it so can I...good luck
  • Eliza Platy Breeder - 2011-01-15
    I have had this problem with elodea and hornwort. I have found the best thing to do is keep the pH at about 7-7.4, have some fertilizer handy, make sure you condition your water if you use tap (you can buy Stress Coat at Walmart for about five bucks) and clip off the dead parts about every two weeks.
  • bissy grey - 2011-01-19
    Hornwort can be tricky to grow at times but you need to have the water temperature right otherwise it will die! Hornwort is very hardy but sometimes will die if the water is too high or low! The correct water temperature is on the page (: good luck.
  • Gordie - 2011-06-13
    There are none, let it grow and grow and grow
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Barbara - 2006-02-14
these are certainly slow growers, and are slow to establish. they require essentially no care whatsoever, and are difficult to kill. i would absolutely recommend growing this on a nice piece of bogwood with some java fern in front of each other. the two were just meant to be together, and the anubias will be happier with its main root exposed.

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Anonymous - 2005-06-25
I've had a few of these plants for a few years and they are very tough. I had them in a place with non-sufficient lighting for a long time and they survived for a year with little damage to the plant.

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hasib - 2010-05-16
Here's another confusion....I've bought 9 cabomba plants and 8 another plants that the shopkeeper called some kind of fern...but here I can see that the fern turned out to be the real cabomba...then what about the plant that the shopkeeper called cabomba?
Though I can see them here in the second picture of cabomba....they are actually behind the cabomba plant....can anyone help recognize them?

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  • Nancy - 2011-07-11
    Hasib, If you are referring to the light green plant behind the Cabomba on the right rear in the 2nd picture that is called Wisteria or Hygrophila difformis. It's a very prolific plant and quite attractive.
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Andrew Johnson - 2005-11-18
i like these Plants alot so i have one in my house.

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