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wicca27 02-09-2013 10:49 PM

what other plants look like duckweed?
so in one of my tanks i have something that acts and looks like duckweed...... and no this is not a case of if it looks like a duck and sounds like a duck its duckweed lol. the difference is the bottom of the leaves gets red/purple and the roots tend to have several off the same plant not like duckweed that has a single root in one place. these are the best pics i could get right now hope it helps.

top of the plant

side/root shot... yes its covering the back wall thanks to evap in the tank lol

underside with red/purple color

MSG 02-09-2013 11:02 PM

It's in the same family. I don't know the exact term for them, but I have the identical plants.

hedge_fund 02-09-2013 11:03 PM

looks like my Giant Duckweed that I have floating around my shrimp tank.

pandamonium 02-09-2013 11:22 PM

I received some plants that looked like these locally. I was told it was red Bottom floater which is the same as giant duckweed apparently

wicca27 02-09-2013 11:31 PM

red bottom floater seems like a good name. but i also have what i thought was giant duckweed that does not get red on the bottom and has a single root from each leaf and i belive i have micro duckweed too. i so hate the stuff cant get rid of it but it does a good job in the fish and shrimp tanks. thanks for the help guys

kochman 02-10-2013 12:03 AM

when i have had the giant duckweed under heavy light with lots of iron in the water mine would look like that. I have not seen the smaller variety go red

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