Excuse me for my ignorance, but I have several questions about plants, algae
1) Karen mentioned that the Dennerle book and the Oriental Aquarium catalog
were decent plant books. Where can I get them? I had read a post earlier
about getting a Dennerle book from England. Is this the only place?
2) What is the difference between Egeria densa and Elodea densa? Some books
I have seen refer to them interchangeably. Is this correct? I bought some
E. densa from Delaware Aquatics, but didn't know if the E. was Egeria or
Elodea. As far as I can tell, Elodea densa is sold as Anacharis in pet
stores, and my plants do not come close to looking like them. The "E. densa"
that I have has less fleshy leaves, but they are arranged 5 to a whorl.
Also, the nodes seem to be spaced fairly far apart.
3) Is there a good place on the internet (besides the Krib), to see pictures
of what different kinds of algae are supposed to look like on your plants? I
admit, I'm having problems trying to figure out what kind of algae I have on
my E. tellenus. This algae only seems to be on my E. tellenus and E.
quadricotas. It is filamentous, about 4 mm in length and is dark green in
color. It only attaches to the outside rim of the leaves. Is this beard
Thanks for your help.
yyen at biochem_medsch.ucla.edu