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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #48
> Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 23:08:09 -0600
> From: Cynthia S Powers <cyn at metronet_com>
> Subject: Save an aquatic plant
> >FORWARDED MESSAGE:
> >>From: "Art Giacosa" <company at natureaquarium_com>
> >>To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
> >>Subject: Help save an aquatic plant
> >>Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 22:37:35 -0500
> >>Hi folks!
> >>Over the years, I have become interested in trying to minimize the damage
> >>caused by careless collectors and industry in general to the habitats of our
> >>beloved aquatic plants. I collect and try to propogate plants that are in
> >>danger of becoming extinct. It's my small way of helping out.
> >>I have recently become aware that a rare plant is now available in the U.S.
> >>Specimens were collected in order to be photographed for a book and now are
> >>available to the hobbyists. Because this plant's habitat is in danger, the
> >>plant is rarely available. Frankly, I would prefer that this plant not be
> >>purchased by people that don't know how to cultivate it since there are so
> >>few. "Sorry newbies, but it's the truth" I was hoping some of the more
> >>experienced APDers would take an interest and try to cultivate it for the
> >>benefit of the hobby.
> >>The plant is Echinodorus horizontalis. It's a beautiful plant. You can
> >>find reference to it in Kasselmann's book and in the Rataj book. It is
> >>available through All Aquatic Plants at
> >>www.malloftheworld.com/aquarium/pricelst.htm. I do know that there are
> >>some European aquarists trying to propogate it.
> >>Art Giacosa, Help Center
> >>Nature Aquarium Imports, L.C.
> >>Exclusive U.S. distributor for Aqua Design Amano
Just a few notes about E. horizontalis. These have been collected and there is a
size variance. So far, what I have recieved is between 8"- 14".
Forget what my price list says, if you mention TAG or APD you can have them for
$2.00 ea. My guess is the supply will exhaust soon.
The reason I'm offering them at this price is simply because I know most of these
plants will otherwise likely end up in tanks with Princess Pine and Aluminium
Plants and that doesn't seem a fitting end