HC and Rotala Macro Shots

September 29th, 2007

Last night I went over to my friend Aaron’s house to help him get a good photograph of his aquascape for the Aquatic Gardener Association’s aquascaping contest due in a few days. I promised him that I wouldn’t post any pictures of his actual aquascape until after the contest is over, but these are some individual plant shots I took.

Hemianthus callitrichoides Glass bubble

The first shows HC, Hemianthus callitrichoides, pearling with a nice fat oxygen bubble on its’ leaf tip. If you look closely you can see some of the downoi reflected in the bubble. Below is a picture of a very healthy looking Rotala macrandra var. ‘Green,’ also pearling away. I’m going to have to go back and take more pictures because Aaron’s got some really awesome plants growing in his tanks. Good luck in the contest Aaron!

Rotala macrandra var. 'Green'

4 Responses to “HC and Rotala Macro Shots”

  1. Addie Says:

    Love the photos! The bubbles look like little beads of silver.

  2. Rotala macrandra ‘Green’ Confusion-- Guitarfish Says:

    […] may remember this picture that I took of Rotala macrandra var. ‘Green’ last year at my friend Aaron’s house. He had it growing beautifully in his ADA 90P aquarium. […]

  3. bob Says:

    the second picture is totally fake they just edited the bubbles on to the flower

  4. guitarfish Says:

    Hey Bob, actually, I took both pictures, and neither is fake. (Nor is the second picture of a flower) Bubbles occur on aquatic plants all the time when the water is super-saturated with oxygen, or shortly after fresh water changes when air compressed in the water decompresses.