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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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i buried the roots on mine in the sand cause i didnt want them floating around the tank and they seem to be doing fine for me, i have 3 and 1 is doing great, sending up shoots to the top of the tank (its a 24" high tank mind you) ones doing so-so and another seems to get eaten faster than it grows.

i havent seen any fish messing with the "bananas"
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