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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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what other plants look like duckweed?

so in one of my tanks i have something that acts and looks like duckweed...... and no this is not a case of if it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck its duckweed lol. the difference is the bottom of the leaves gets red/purple and the roots tend to have several off the same plant not like duckweed that has a single root in one place. these are the best pics i could get right now hope it helps.

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side/root shot... yes its covering the back wall thanks to evap in the tank lol


underside with red/purple color

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It's in the same family. I don't know the exact term for them, but I have the identical plants.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-09-2013, 11:03 PM
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looks like my Giant Duckweed that I have floating around my shrimp tank.
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I received some plants that looked like these locally. I was told it was red Bottom floater which is the same as giant duckweed apparently
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red bottom floater seems like a good name. but i also have what i thought was giant duckweed that does not get red on the bottom and has a single root from each leaf and i belive i have micro duckweed too. i so hate the stuff cant get rid of it but it does a good job in the fish and shrimp tanks. thanks for the help guys
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-10-2013, 12:03 AM
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when i have had the giant duckweed under heavy light with lots of iron in the water mine would look like that. I have not seen the smaller variety go red
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