Volunteer Crypt


Here's one of my most interesting crypts--it's growing in my 55 gallon, and I have no idea where it came from. I've never had crypts on this side of the tank. There are many bronze petchii on the other end, but they're over two feet away, and I don't think this is the same variety, it looks nothing like the new petchii plants do when they emerge. Two little green leaves popped out of the substrate about 2 months ago, and I thought it was a piece of java fern at first. It looks like it's some sort of wendtii, but I guess I'll find out eventually. The newest leaves are coming out bronze now, and the biggest are about two inches long; several others are starting to emerge around it, also. You just gotta love crypts, they're always full of surprises!

By the way--even ottos and SAEs can't keep green spot algae from eventually settling on old anubias leaves. That's a coffeefolia leaf that I'll need to prune off before much longer.



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