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My Crypt is trying to flower

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by James0816, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. James0816

    James0816 Thread Starter New Member

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    It's had the spathe for a while. I just raised it above water to see if it will open. There's a smaller one just to the right as well. We'll see.
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  2. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics New Member

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    Nice I didnt know crypts flowered, keep us posted.
     
  3. James0816

    James0816 Thread Starter New Member

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    Will do. I hope it opens. They have some very beautiful and unique flowers.
     
  4. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics New Member

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    Ive never seen one, i was getting ready to oust my crypt W.'s but i think I might hang onto them and place them in a shorter tank.

    My anubias flower all the time, even if they dont bloom the bud stays there for months.
     
  5. James0816

    James0816 Thread Starter New Member

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    It's opening!! WooHoo!

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  6. WhiteGloveAquatics

    WhiteGloveAquatics New Member

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    mine have never done that, is this only an open air event?
     
  7. James0816

    James0816 Thread Starter New Member

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    They only open above water.

    I got another underwater shot this morning. Another spathe has formed bringing the total to four now.

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  8. James0816

    James0816 Thread Starter New Member

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    And here's flower #2. Should be opening up soon.
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  9. James0816

    James0816 Thread Starter New Member

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    Turned on the lights this morning and ..... Ta Da!

    Houston ... We have bloomage.

    #2 spathe is now open to share its beauty:
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    And a close up view:
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  10. James0816

    James0816 Thread Starter New Member

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    Here's #3 flower. You can see #4 to far right. #5 is under the leaf.

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