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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-24-2013, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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Is this Red Root Floater?

I got this from the LFS labeled as RRF, but it doesn't look exactly like the RRF I've seen other people post. It's definately got some red, but it's very small and the roots do not have the featheryness I've seen. the leaves are about 1/4" diameter and the longest roots are about 2"



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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 02-25-2013, 03:44 AM
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Is this Red Root Floater?

Yep! That's RRF. It needs high light and high ferts to get the big red roots. Here is a photo of mine for a reference. Click image for larger version

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That's a sweet plant were did you guys get it?
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Is this Red Root Floater?

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Firemedic, what you have looks like frogbit not rrf. I can't give you definitive evidence though since I've only kept frogbit before.
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Spirodella, aka giant duckweed (I think, but definitely Lemna/Spirodella), not Phyllanthus fluitans, akd red root floater. Both of them.
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Yup that is rrf.

But firemedic your's look like frogbit
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@Firemedic your plants are not Red Root Floaters. Red root floaters 100% don't have that sheen/shiney/glossy top...this is what red root floaters look like..these are my plants:









I might have some for sale
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Looking at firemedic's on my home PC, could be frogbit. Hard without size reference. Spongy underside would give it away.
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[QUOTE=chris.rivera3;2648666]@Firemedic your plants are not Red Root Floaters. Red root floaters 100% don't have that sheen/shiney/glossy top...this is what red root floaters look like..these are my plants:









I might have some for sale[/QUOTEIs be willing to buy that and if you have arazolla or water lettuce
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I got this from the LFS labeled as RRF, but it doesn't look exactly like the RRF I've seen other people post. It's definately got some red, but it's very small and the roots do not have the featheryness I've seen. the leaves are about 1/4" diameter and the longest roots are about 2"


They are NOT red root floaters.

Red root floaters (phyllanthus fluitans) have runners for producing (and connecting) offshoots. See the following photo from http://alecto.bittwiddlers.com/fish/Tropica/28.htm:

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red-rooted floaters have red roots The roots are also shorter, mine only hang about 1/2".




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red-rooted floaters have red roots
The roots turn red ONLY under optimal condition.
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The roots turn red ONLY under optimal condition.
What are the optimal conditions? Mine are under med-high light, and the roots have always been red, but not high enough light to turn the leaves red. They have been without co2 for a few weeks now while waiting for a new regulator to come in. Are you sure its the roots and not just the leaves that change color under non-optimal conditions?


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Re: Is this Red Root Floater?

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What are the optimal conditions? Mine are under med-high light, and the roots have always been red, but not high enough light to turn the leaves red. They have been without co2 for a few weeks now while waiting for a new regulator to come in. Are you sure its the roots and not just the leaves that change color under non-optimal conditions?
I thought it was only the leaves. My rrf roots have never changed colors but their leaves have.

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