RAOK-Floaters: Salvinia cucullata (Asian Watermoss)&S. oblongifolia (Giant Salvinia) - The Planted Tank Forum
 
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RAOK-Floaters: Salvinia cucullata (Asian Watermoss)&S. oblongifolia (Giant Salvinia)

The Salvinia cucullata I got for my tank has exploded and is overgrowing my RRF, so I have a decent amount available if anyone is interested.

I have found snails in my tank that seem to have come in on some plants, and the Salvinia also have small numbers of grey bugs (aphids I believe) but they don't seem to damage the Salvinia and can be knocked/plucked off with tweezers and dropped into the tank for fish food -- just so you know.

**Update** It looks like I will have some more for this next Saturday (1/12) if anyone is interested. I'll be heading out to LI in the morning, hitting a few LFS and Franks, and then Brooklyn on the way back.

I also have some pieces of giant Salvinia (S. oblongifolia) as well as some frogbit that arrived as a stowaway with my other floaters.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-05-2013, 09:46 PM
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I gave out what I had. I still have some more set aside in the event that my RRF continues to not do well - but if I can get it to turn around, I should have another 4 bags or so for RAOK/trade.
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It looks like I will have some more for next weekend if anyone is interested. I'll be heading out to LI in the morning, hitting a few LFS and Franks, and then Brooklyn on the way back.

I also have some pieces of giant Salvinia (S. oblongifolia) as well as some frogbit that arrives as a stowaway with my other floaters.
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Hey roz, do you have photos of your giant salvinia?

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I can get one of how it is growing in my tank tonight - but here is a pic of the stock from the gentleman that I originally got it from on Aquabid. My leaves tend to stay shorter on new growth being so close to the FugeRay, though.

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oh dude, that looks awesome. i wouldn't mind trying to grow these if you have any left at our next meet.

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No problem. Growth of this species easy to control due to the linear growth nature, so I will definitely be keeping this one around the top of my driftwood and should have cuttings. The other type (Salvinia calcullata), which is also very nice, I might let go due to how fast it grows; I think it is choking out the RRF.

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thanks for sharing. love to see it.

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The S.calcullata looks amazing, I can vouch for him already. And this was the exact species of floaters I had been looking for....calcullata is not nearly as common as the other salvinia species. Thanks again, Roz.

I'm curious now how fast this floater will take over....
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The cucullata grows pretty fast. I went from about 10 pieces of the size that I gave you to near complete coverage of a 10g tank in about 3 weeks. But since it stays in clumps, it is easy to remove.

Here is a picture of the giant salvinia in my tank right now:



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These look pretty cool. Can I get a few plants of each?

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