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Hydrocotyle in flower.

Azhael

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I know this is nothing special or difficult to achieve in any way, but i´m really excited to see my Hydrocotyle plants flowering. All three species, H.leucocephala, H.verticillata and H.vulgaris are flowering at the same time (although H.leucocephala is not pictured because it´s merely a bud yet).
The neglected botanist in me is having great fun with this xD
 

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I recently collected some hydrocotyle from the swamps nearby. They were growing in shallow water and on the banks of the swamp. I planted them in one of my tanks, and they're doing awesome, budding little pads and shooting up the stems, i was just wondering how deep those tanks are that you have them in? Did they shoot the leaves up that far, or are yours floating?
 

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Missed that, Rodrigo! Glad the plants are flowering....my H. verticillata all died out, but the leucocephala and the vulgaris you sent me are doing very well in a trough of wet soil on my windowsill.

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The H.verticillata is kept in very shallow water, at the deepest end it´s barely 7cm deep and it can very easily shoot its leaves out, which is what it prefers.
The H.vulgaris is very different and can be kept submerged. If it has sufficient light and nutritients it shoots huge leaves trying to reach the surface. I have a piece of it in my pyrrhogaster tank which is 27 cm deep at the moment, and one leave has recently reached the surface. I hope you can see in the pictures the very long stem and the pad almost touching the surface. Excuse the really bad quality.

Chris, i´ll send you some verticillata back if you want. I´m chuffed with the leucocephala, it´s doing GREAT for me now since i acquired Planorbis/Planorbarius that keep it clean and free of algae. The terrestrial portion i keep in the dunni tank is now exploding with flowers and growing really, really fast. I love the damn plant.

I´m also adding a picture of the H.leucocephala umbel.
 

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    I think it is always best to get them out asap but probably two days or so.
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    its around 3 small pieces in the tank. Since i've just moved homes, my axolotl is still at my old house. Yesterday i fed him bloodworms and he missed a few. I couldnt get them out without a turkey baster and decided to let them sit because i was gonna move him to the house tomorrow. But now its late and I dont have a car and my dad wont drive me. Will he be fine?
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    I would think so i would just try to get them out tomorrow
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    yeah, im heading over tomorrow morning to move him to this house and feed him. Thanks for the help!
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    So my axolotl tank cycle just crashed and while i was in the middle of a water change my bucket overflowed and spilled water all of the ground in my brand new home. This is going super well 👍
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    good luck recycling the tank!
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    Im so frustrated right now. My axolotl WONT eat and my tank still isnt looking too good. Some extra stress i needed.
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    Sorry to hear that Shane. Did you post about it?
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    No, I havent. Im not really sure why he wont eat. Hes in a 1 gallon tub and still a juvenile. When i offer food he swims away from it. Does he need some extra time? or is this something I should be worried about.
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    1. You dont need to take them out of the tank to change the water as long as you pour it in slow as to not rattle them around too much
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    2. add the prime to your tap water, for most conditioners the consensus is 5 minutes of waiting time
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    3.After 5 minutes it should be safe to add
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    Thank you so much !!
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    I private messaged you a bit clearer instructions just in case
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    Ebay or Eastern Aquatics
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