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ghost shrimp 01-23-2013 12:03 AM

Help Identify this Floater I got in the mix
 
So I got a RAOK of floaters a long time ago from Albert and finally got all of the duckweed out of it and now I'm moving all of the frogbit to another tank, but I can't figure out what this one is, it reminds me of duckweed but is different. Please excuse the Riccia it came loose.

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John K 01-23-2013 12:30 AM

Hard to tell from the picture, but possibly salvinia?

ghost shrimp 01-23-2013 12:33 AM

It's not that, I have salvinia in the tank and the salvinia leafs are fuzzy as these are just green, they do have tiny roots and their under side of them is red/purple.

steven p 01-23-2013 12:45 AM

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Originally Posted by ghost shrimp (Post 2322146)
It's not that, I have salvinia in the tank and the salvinia leafs are fuzzy as these are just green, they do have tiny roots and their under side of them is red/purple.

One of the duckweeds, I have that and another. That one is a lol bigger and maybe "greener" too?

ghost shrimp 01-23-2013 01:03 AM

I think your right but still not sure if it is duckweed, I don't want this to take over.

seanski21 01-23-2013 01:04 AM

kinda looks like duckweed mixed in with riccia.

aokashi 01-23-2013 01:06 AM

duck weed :O the smaller ones, the butterfly shape is unmistakeable

In.a.Box 01-23-2013 01:41 AM

Great duckweed. Star weed. ^^

ghost shrimp 01-23-2013 02:30 AM

Yep, there it is Great Duckweed or (Spirodela polyrhiza) now the question is should i keep it? is it like the other duckweed that just takes over your tank that the plants have no light?

Smitty06 01-23-2013 02:36 AM

It will grow fast like other floaters, but it is a lot more controllable than regular duckweed since it is larger and more easily thinned out.


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