I hope someone can help me with a problem I am having. In a flash of
insight the other day, I realized that the reason the stand of Val. in my
24" deep tank isn't getting any taller is that it is, in fact, V.
spiralis tortifolia. Max. height 7-12", based on my undersized reference
library. I am trying to get 6 or 8 specimens of the relatively straight
Val. species which has leaves about 1/2" wide and 12-24" long. All I can
find locally is Jungle, Contortion, and the Val. I already have.
What is the species name of the plant which I am seeking? My books say
V. spiralis, although one of the aquarium store people tells me to ask
for V. retrospiralis. Does anyone have some of this that they can part
with? If you do, and are planning a pruning in the next several weeks,
e-mail me and I will be glad to buy it from you rather than a store.
Thanks for any help. Tom