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Re: Red Sword Recommendations
I was trying to get an Indian Red Sword. I was sent something which was
supposed to be an Indian Red, but looks nothing like the picture in Pablo
Teepot's book. At first I thought it might be ozelot or ozelot nova, but
grown emersed. It's been in my tank a few weeks, and leaf color and shape is
growing in the same, submersed. Could someone identify this? At
I think the Indian Red appears to be a more solid color and leaf shape
significantly differs from this.
> The Indian Red is great new plant. It is yet another hybrid of E. X barthii
> (the "so-called" double red hybrid of E.osiris). The nice thing about
> Indian Red is that it does not appear to get large. The largest mine have
> gotten is ~8 inches, but I have not yet exposed it to relatively high
> light. It has been growing a few years in my low (~1wpg) light 70 g tank.
> There is a picture of it on pages 7 and 28 of the Spring 2000 issue of PAM.
> I suspect that with brighter light, the older leaves may retain more red.
> Another neat plant is the so-called "Red Flame." This is a variant of
> ozelot. I call it the "green on red" ozelot. Although I am red-green color
> blind, the colors are very constrasty and show up much better (to me) than
> the orginal ozelot.