Blyxa Japonica Flower

February 27th, 2007

Blyxa_Japonica_Flower Previously, I’ve posted pictures of my Blyxa aubertii flower. Now, I’ve noticed that some of the Blyxa Japonica, that has been floating toward the top of the surface for some time, has also flowered! From my untrained eye, it’s quite difficult to tell any difference from the two flowers, but I suppose that why the two plants are so closely related.

In any case, it’s always nice to open up your aquarium hood, and see a pretty little flower waiting there for you.

What may be even more incredible is that this is flowering under 1.5 year old normal output flourescents that are being overdriven. I have a mix of 6500k and 10000k temperature bulbs. I’ve noticed in other tanks that 10000k bulbs have caused flowering, so I’m guessing that these bulbs are holding up okay, even though they’re being overpowered.

2 Responses to “Blyxa Japonica Flower”

  1. Eckster Says:

    Whoa. Did you take the photo? Very nice. I guess all that Adobe Lightroom might be worth it after all.

  2. Kris Says:

    Thanks! Just about all of the photos on here are mine, so I can take full credit for both the good and bad. (More of the latter show up here!)

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