Sad news! This is Utricularia gibba. It is a carnivorous plant in the family of bladderworts. However, it is, like you mentioned, rather invasive and can take over. Best strategy is to remove as much as you can. However, you should try to remove it carefully, since any pieces left in the tank will spawn new strands. Remove on sight, and try to get it all. Eventually, you'll manage but it will take careful and constant removal.
Very annoying!!!! Its a plant so killing it is really really hard. You cant just do blackouts. I had it too in the past, stayed around for almost a year and then it just died off. Their food source finished so...
Hate that plant! Glad I am rid of it. Utricularia gramminifolia is very worthwhile but Utricularia gibba is the worst hitchhiker I've ever had.
Right up there with duckweed and riccia.
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Carnivorous plant. I had this in my tank recently. Still do. It starte in my shrimp tank and now its in my other two tanks and I haven't had any new plants in months. It actually started in my fissidens like four months after I got them. What exactly do you mean by carnivorous? What does it it? Shrimplets other plants ???