What Is This Plant?

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Hi all,
Wondering if you can help. I bought a second hand tank and within the last few months a plant has popped up and I have no idea what it is. It's growing well and I've been able to take the tops off and plant them again.
They are growing so quickly and seem to have a few different leaf structures.
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it is a species of hyrgophila
 
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Looks like Hygrophila Corymbosa to me. It grows well in low tech, and will grow big and fast.
 

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Culprit said:
Looks like Hygrophila Corymbosa to me. It grows well in low tech, and will grow big and fast.
If its corymbosa it has an iron deficiency. I dont think its Corymbosa due to stem color and the way its growing. All the ones I've had and seen are more red stemmed and grow leaves 4 to 6 at a time with the stem growing rapidly in the middle. Could be my tank and the ones I've seen though, as, other than that it looks exactly like mine.


Edit: in any case, if you want to propagate it, cut just below where it's growing roots in the middle of the stem and plant the upper portion. The lower will still grow.
 

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I mean it is growing in low tech, most plants need high/medium light to develop reds. Pretty sure its just converted to low tech.
 

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I'm low tech. Got another light so I could split the photo period and apparently to convince me I needed otos and amanos lol.

If that's anacharis growing with it, I cant help but think the tank is very warm or very well lit which would also explain the growth as well. Either way, if its corymbosa, adding some iron will really make it look amazing.


Edit: lol, and it's not anacharis. Just looked again and it's the crazy roots that plant has that looked like spindly anacharis.
 

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Definitely a hygrophila, I dont think its corymbosa either. We have a 40 FULL of corymbosa and it looks nothing like that. Corymbosa has a tree-like trunk to it and the leaves come in "packs", not just one here and there.
 

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Maybe hygrophila siamensis. It does appear quite leggy, but that's to be expected in a lot of low tech tanks.
 
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