Difference Between Hornwort And Myrio Filigree?

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  1. FishGirly

    FishGirlyNew MemberMember

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    Is it the same plant?
    Today I purchased some hornwort from my local fish store. I also went to pet supermarket later on the day and purchased what I thought was hornwort (but the receipt says Myrio filigree. Is it the same? Is one hardier than the other? Looks pretty similar.

    The Myrio is front right, the others at the back are hornwort.
     

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    They do look same family at least but the one in the front seems bushier...

    @Vishaquatics thoughts?
     
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    Yea, they’re different plants for sure. The Myrio will take on a puffier look and won’t make so many side shoots. It’ll have a more rounded look and will make roots. The hornwort will never make roots, it will become extremely rigid feeling over time, and it is more pointy than rounded.
     
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    I'm gonna try some of that Myrio. I have no luck with Hornwort. It won't stay where I want it and if the temperature goes up, it dissolves and disappears.
     
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    i don't see hornwort in your tank. those all look like stem plants to me. hornwort usually looks a bit rougher?
     
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    I thought the ones farther back were hornwort. I really don’t know the difference between the two so it could possibly not be. The supposed hornwort look more delicate than the one called Myrio. The Myrio has roots coming from the sides where the other does not have this happening.
     
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    Hornwort will not grow roots as I found out after getting some. It does best left floating.
     
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