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A plant for River-Tanks?

Posted By: Martin Thoene <gkadar@sympatico.ca>
Date: Friday, 3 September 2004, at 4:03 p.m.

Momfish got sent a stuffed envelope from Hagen. Amongst the general pet stuff, there was a copy of Nutrafin Aquatic News.

Found an interesting piece on a plant called Hydrostachys that grows only in South African and Madagascan rapids and waterfalls. The family has about 30 species. They grow on rocks and as such may be propogated like Java Fern or Anubias.

http://www.csir.co.za/rhp/state_of_rivers/state_of_umngeni_02/afalls.html

Aparantly plant producers are attempting to propogate this plant and bring it into the aquarium trade.

Martin.