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Nymphoides aquatica (Banana Plant)

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Anyone have any experience with this plant?

I just bought one the other day after a seasoned aquarist recommended it as one of the few plants that could withstand cichlids eating habits. He said theyd eat the leaves but leave the bananas in tact as they are leathery. So far I just have it growing out in my hatchery net or whatever its called. It's doing ok but what do people know about this plant?

Heres a link to an informative description/picture of the plant: ... pcatid=791
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Thanks guys. Thats about where Im at too. I bought it and it had two tiny lilly pads. Since then 1 new one has grown and 1 died. Now its getting a lot greener though.

I kinda want to find it a better place to grow. Its kind of unsightly hanging in the breeder net...
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