What’s wrong with this plant (and what is it)?

elisa001

HI guys I’m new here and didn’t know where to put this but here’s a little back story...

I wanted to start a 10 gallon planted tank. I already have a 30 gal goldfish tank (she doesn’t pick at the plant too much) and just wanted to see if I could keep a plant alive. A while ago I got a plant and it started getting all thin brown and slimy and eventually died. The tank was not heated and did not have very much light so I blamed it on that.

Now the goldfish tank is heated to 76f and has a giant LED light (not specifically for plants). I got this plant yesterday from petco and the same thing is starting to happen again with the brown thinning. What am I doing wrong and can y’all tell me what type of plant it is?
 

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Crispii

This plant is an Amazon sword. Lighting is not the problem, but the fact you don't give it nutrients is the problem. Sword plants is a rooted plant that needs to be planted in the substrate and prefers root tabs for nutrients.
 

elisa001

This plant is an Amazon sword. Lighting is not the problem, but the fact you don't give it nutrients is the problem. Sword plants is a rooted plant that needs to be planted in the substrate and prefers root tabs for nutrients.
Thank you, this is very helpful, when I got the plant they had no idea what it was but it was on a piece of driftwood. I will have a tank with eco complete substrate in a few weeks but until then I will take the plant out of the tank and put it in its own container with potting spoil.
 

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