Flamingo as expected did there normal small melt cycle. For the ones concerned by the low rating some people have given this plant, this happens because there grown outside of the water and when submerged melting occurs. New leaves are coming in very bright pink! This strain of crypts is technically supposed to be difficult but is booming thanks APF!
Oh man, just got them in today and had to drop them in the tank asap, Got some Flamingos mixed with Red; with a Glabra in the back in a little micro Fluval Flex 15.
I purchased 3 of these on the buy 2 get 3 free sale. They were delayed in the mail due to our daily snow storms lately, but the tiny roots arrived looking healthy! They were well insulated and well packaged. I have planted these in my tank, and while there is currently some serious melting going on but I have high hopes that these little guys will come back with a vengeance. Super excited for the pop of color in my tank!
For all you fellow plant geeks out there, you know what it's like. You get bored and start surfing the aquarium plant sites. There is always one more hole you can fill right? Once again Aquarium Plants Factory doesn't disappoint! Came upon these bare root Crypts on super special pricing, and, it was a buy two, get one sale to boot. Being mid winter, and from Minnesota, it has always been my practice to refrain from buying plants that spend time over the road in the mail, especially in these cold temperatures. But I just couldn't pass up the incredible pricing. Not only did I buy the Crypt Flamingo but also took advantage of the great sale pricing and bulked up the order with others on my wishlist. I watched the tracking carefully and when the box finally landed I grabbed the camera and recorded the opening. I expected them to have some cold damage....not a bit! Plants were carefully wrapped and the box was well insulated. The plants were beautiful, thick, and lush. My first thought was they could have a little better root system but I was not complaining, there would be more than I needed once I split them up. I divided the 3 clumps and had 11 nice plantlets, all of them mature enough to get a good start. Here we are a week in and they still look great! Thanks APF, I will be back!
Ordered just 1 but boy am I going to order more! Very healthy and good looking plants. I've had in my tank for about a week now and they have settled in nicely. Looking forward to watching these grow!
The crypt flamingo came well packaged and were healthy upon arrival. I'll definitely purchase more plants in the future.