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  Re: [Aroid-l] Pistia
From: <ju-bo at msn.com> on 2009.01.20 at 10:51:36(18939)
Dear Ted and Friends,

Thanks Ted,  for all this great info..  I used to grow both Anubias AND Crypts with their foliage completly below water at the bottom on fish aquariums, they did quite well!
I did not know that Pista did so well in aquariums, I do know they are great for fish in outdoor ponds, fish love to lay eggs in the roots, etc. as you pointed out!   We used them for spawning Tetras, etc. back home.
I GUESS some sort of micro-insect pollination in the wild!   The little seed pods (?) were difficult to locate on plants, but were numerous once you knew where to look for them (below the water line on older leaf bases) on larger plants!
Good Luck, all.




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