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Old 01-17-2005, 11:02 PM   #1
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Just wondering if there is anyone here how grows carnivorous plants in their tanks?

I grow Utricularia aurea, Utricularia gibba, and Utricularia inflata. I would like to try some Aldrovanda.
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Old 01-18-2005, 03:35 AM   #2
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Just wondering if there is anyone here how grows carnivorous plants in their tanks?

I grow Utricularia aurea, Utricularia gibba, and Utricularia inflata. I would like to try some Aldrovanda.
Had some from my wife's co-worker . . . chucked it when I learned what it was (before I placed it in the tank).
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I grow Aldrovanda vesiculosa. unfortunatly though, I do not have enough to trade at this time, maybe in another month I'll have enough.
Just gave a bunch away, nice floater I like it alot.

John P. I can't believe you tossed it, it will not eat your tank or anything in it.. hehe.
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I think it'd be kinda cool to have a carnivious planted tank, probably a nano tank though and feeding it brine shrimp or something
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Had some from my wife's co-worker . . . chucked it when I learned what it was (before I placed it in the tank).
Why?
Like WfxXx said the only possible concern could be with newly hatcheted fry.

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Is your Aldrovanda vesiculosa tropical, not requiring a dormant period? I would love to set up a trade in spring.
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You could have a nice 10 gallon carnivorous planted tank and feed it free swimming convict fry
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Is your Aldrovanda vesiculosa tropical, not requiring a dormant period? I would love to set up a trade in spring.
I am not sure about the dormant period, I assume it is tropical, I got it from another member of the forums here, but a trade in spring sounds good to me
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The Aldrovanda is tropical, it is the red variety from the Kimberly region of Australia....so it doesn't require a dormancy period like the temperate growing Aldrovanda from Europe. However, I have discovered that it will grow turions if you let the water get cold enough. I have some in a tank without a heater and it just started growing them which is pretty cool.

I think a tank with just carnivorous plants would be cool but kind of boring, most of the carnivorous aquatic plants seem to be floaters so you couldn't have much of an aquascape.
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fishfry,
I take it that WfxXx got it from you?
Thanks for the info.

You are correct that a lot of the Utricularia are floaters.
I'm going to try to push the stem into my gravel like I do with my hornwort when I get enough of it.

This is an old picture of what my tank used to look like. The left hand side in the back is all hornwort.

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