What Is This?

  1. Robert Fletcher

    Robert Fletcher Valued Member Member

    Can someone tell me what this is. I have a list what's in in the tank but seems to be off the list. It seems to be growing very fast. Can I cut the long stems and put those in the substrate. I would like a dense bush of this stuff. I am useless at botany IMG_20170801_112011.jpg .
  2. grantm91

    grantm91 Fishlore VIP Member

    Its elodea and yes you snap it and replant to cultivate, i have lots of it too its actually pretty good stuff. 3d56381e61ed12457b2dafc1b606a2a3.jpg
  3. NavigatorBlack

    NavigatorBlack Fishlore VIP Member

    Elodea is a wonderful 'filtration plant'. It can actually grow a few cm a day if it likes the tank. There are several species, and I wouldn't dare comment on which you have, but all are great plants.
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    Robert Fletcher

    Robert Fletcher Valued Member Member

    Thanks for that. Yes it is growing several centimetres a day. I got it from the LFS. I think it was they were offering 4 plants for £10 and they was one that was thrown in. NavigatorBlack, I know which one you are referring to.