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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Frogbit with no roots

I got some amazon frogbit in the mail. Many have next to no roots. Just the leaves. Will they recover?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 05:26 PM
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Yep.. some people even remove the roots prior to shipment, because they will either get damaged or melt once you put them back in the water anyways
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 05:47 PM
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yes, some people trim their roots just because they can get sooo long.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 06:11 PM
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i trim my roots every two days in my nano tanks - they grow back FAST

1 6 gallon
1 2 gallon 8" cube
1 10 gallon endlers tank
1 betta

Here they are

6 gallon journal

you can see more photos here the 4 8" cubes are on flicker... will get to their journal at some point (they are fun as they change often)

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-13-2013, 07:34 PM
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I got some in the mail from another member (in near freezing temps) and they popped roots overnight. Massive growth, touching the bottom of a 20L in two days.

Then the convict tore the roots off every single one of them. I gave them a couple days to recover, but the plants all turned brown and crumbled. Pretty disappointed, but it's the fault of the fish, not the plant itself.
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