African plant species

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    Hey everyone. Next month I am hoping to start keeping some killifsh in a 60l tank, and want to try and make it a continent correct tank, but plant species are a bit difficult to pinpoint. So far I have:

    -Multiple anubias species
    -Bolbitis
    -Bacopa (Apparently found in Africa?)
    -Vallisneria (Apparently found in Africa?)

    I also know of tiger lotus lilies, aponogetons and crinums but have yet to find anything that I can really afford. Does anyone have some species names or affordable sources for me? I'd really appreciate it.

    Thanks, Hendre
     
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    Go to any farm dam and dig out a batch of waterblommetjies .
     
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    Agree actually had it in my tank and it looked stunning!
     
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    Hi Hendre,

    The following are African aquatic plants, I will only name genus names:

    Aponogetons
    Pomatogetons
    Some Blyxa
    Bacopa
    Nesaea
    Crinum
    Ammania (quite a few in the trade)
    Anubias (yes lots)
    Lagarosiphon
    Ludwigia
    Riccia
    Vallisneria (even one from Pretoria)
    Nymphaea (water lilies, lots of...)
    Utricularia (the curse of Trevor)
    Najas (guppy weed, but lots of variants, even in our dams here in the Western Cape)
    Ottelia (in my opinion, one of the prettiest aquatic plants of all, amazingly, Petworld in Somerset West have some at the moment)

    Kind regards,

    Dirk
     
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    Vallisneria aethiopica - This is very cool! I have some!

    And then there is also:
    Marsilea schelpeana - Which is listed as a vulnerable species by Sanbi, but that is available in trade now and again.
     
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    Is hairgrass African? Some of the websites listing plants for African aquascapes list it as well.
     
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    Very interested as well in how your tank turns out. Also in where you get the killifish. I've managed to get clown killis for my swamp tank. There are Gardneri killis available in the LFSs from time to time but I'm not sure of putting them with the clown killis. The other generally available option is Norman's lampeyes.
     
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    Thanks for all the input guys!

    I got my killies from @Dirk B :)
    I have gardneri, they're lots of fun but probably best to keep them seperate from the clowns.
     
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    @Hendre which one have you got Fundulopanchax gardneri or Aphyosemion Gardneri
     
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    Faundulopanchax gardneri is Aphyosemion gardneri. The genera names changes a few decades ago.

    Don't mix any other fish with the clown killies. If you treat them well they will fill the tank with fry. The lampeyes require pristine water to do well. If the water quality drops even a little they will die. I don't think they will like your swamp.
     
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    Who's swamp ?
     
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    thought they where 2 different species but then again i am no expert with them.
     
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    Oh everyone referred to them as Fundulopanchax. Regardless they are pretty awesome :)
     
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    What Tyrone actually means is that the new name is Fundulopanchax gardneri and the old name was Aphysemion gardneri, so referring to them as Fundulopanchax is quite correct.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification, Prof.
     

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