>>Throughout Amano's books one sees carpets of a very pretty red,
>>narrow leaved variety of E. tennellus yet the only E. tennellus I
>>can get my hands on is fairly ubiquitously green colored with wide
>I have some very tiny swords, with leaves which are less than 1"
>long and very narrow, which have a reddish color when grown in
>low light. They seem to get much greener in brighter light. I
>got them from Delaware aquatics, under the name "micro swords".
Yep, I got mine from Delaware Aquatic Imports also--10 plants for $12
or so. They grow pretty darn fast in bright light and 10 ppm CO2, but
mine stay red.
I also have the larger variety of E. tenellus, but it has bright green
leaves, 1/4" wide and 4-5" long, purchased locally.