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Name this Crypt........

Andrew Butler

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I hope everyone is doing well given the current situation.

To quickly fill a space out I made a last minute order of plants for a temporary system whilst I could still get some livestock. After having the plants in a temporary holding it seems that temporary might be lasting a bit longer so going to try and make a better job of things.

I decided to just order a mix of crypts and one of them wasn't labelled, which I'm unsure if you can help me with? I just took a quick photo whilst I was moving some bits around which might not be the best but hopefully will give someone in the know enough to push me in the right direction - I have a few ideas but just not sure.

Here's a quick picture; if this helps then great, if not then please let me know an I'll try and get something else posted.

Thanks

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Looks to be emersed growth and given the many various forms the only sure way to identify a Cryptocoryne is to identify the flower.

Looks interesting , I do not think that is Flamingo ( although it has the "look") since it is an still relatively rare and expensive variety.

If it is you are lucky! There is another variety I have seen on Aquasabi called Florida Sunset that has this pink colour.
 

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From the sounds of what @Sarpijk says I can hope!
I'm hopefully getting them into a 'temp' setup and get them blasted with CO2 so maybe some further growth and better environment will help make it easier to identify.

There is another variety I have seen on Aquasabi called Florida Sunset that has this pink colour.
I don't think the retailer sells this one.

Crypt beckettii Petchii in emersed form
They've been submerged for a couple of weeks now and I don't think the retailer sells this.

Maybe give it a while and update things; see if anyone has any other ideas.
Thanks though
 

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Pretty sure you have Crypt. 'flamingo'. Leafedges seem to have a tendency to curl slightly.
I have never seen Crypt. 'petchii' this pink - it is ususlly getting more lethery brown with intense light, not pink.
There is, however, a Crypt. 'petchii pink', but this is ususlly a more "sanded"/less vibrant colour of pink-ish and leaf-edges don't ususlly curl.
 

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@Mick.Dk they hadn't been in the best of environments but hopefully are better placed now to grow on a bit
A more detailed picture may help!...;)
indeed it would! - I planted most into my temporary setup to keep plants a bit healthier so they should get some better flow, CO2 etc in the coming weeks.
I did take a few pictures, not the best but I was in a rush.
The not so healthy looking ones at the front right are the topic so hopefully they will pick up and I will hopefully be able to get a more definitive identification
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Flamingo does okay in low energy....very slow growth!
Needs higher light to bring out the pink colouration.
Helps if you have a snail clean-up crew to keep the leaves clean of detritus, sometimes gets :meh:green spot algae because of the very slow growth in low energy set-ups!!!
That's what I've found.;)
 

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Flamingo does okay in low energy....very slow growth!
Needs higher light to bring out the pink colouration.
Helps if you have a snail clean-up crew to keep the leaves clean of detritus, sometimes gets :meh:green spot algae because of the very slow growth in low energy set-ups!!!
That's what I've found.;)
Thanks for the info, I only have a low power light. Would I likely lose all the pink then?
 

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Hi
They may lose their vibrancy if in a low light situation, plus as the older pink leaves die off, these will be replaced by green leaves as per photograph.
hoggie
 

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How is the flamingo doing?
Due to many reasons the tank went and I was unable to rehouse the majority of plants so never really found out.
The colour faded out to a browny green if I remember correctly.
I've had a quick look for a photo and can't find one easily so will have another look if I get a chance.
 
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