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Re: Pigmey Chain Swords Not so Pigmey

    * From: Cheryl Rogers <cheryl at rightstuffwebsites_com>

............The leaves are more than 8 inches long in the brightest part of
the tank....

If the leaves are that long, they may not be the true pigmey chain sword,
E. tenellus.  They are probably E. bolivianus or E. quadricostatus.  E.
tenellus comes in two varieties, a light green wider-leaved variety and a
dark green narrow-leaved variety.  Both varieties usually produce a turf
with leaves less than 6 inches long.  Brighter light keeps the leaves
shorter.  when the plants get really crowded, the leaves tend to get
longer, but when they are not crowded, the leaves are only 2-3 inches long.

Paul Krombholz in chilly, central Mississippi, where we had showers last