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Utricularia Graminifolia- Anyone have experience with it?

Im looking at Utricularia Graminifolia to go in front of my dwarf mini hairgrass.... Anyone have any experience with it?
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I do. What would you like to know about it?
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I do. What would you like to know about it?
https://i.imgur.com/Oyffozz.jpg
That picture was perfect! Im reading some conflicting information.
I was told that is was carnivurus at the aquarium store when I asked them to order it- they told me that it could potentially hurt newborn endler fry.



Some websites say 'low- medium light, needs pH below 6.5' but others say 'medium to high light, flexible with the pH'
Maybe my confusion is that im looking at websites that talk abou tit for 'pond use' and then aquatic places like Buceplant.


Would you say it pretty easy to grow? how does it compare to mini drwarf hairgrass?

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It grows like a weed for me. It took a little over a month to carpet that whole tank in the pic. I was running co2 on it so that helped but I have grown it without co2 and it did great. I prefer it over hairgrass. It is carnivorous but it eats micro organisms. We are talking things 10 times smaller than the smallest fry. I don't see it being able to eat fry.
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It grows like a weed for me. It took a little over a month to carpet that whole tank in the pic. I was running co2 on it so that helped but I have grown it without co2 and it did great. I prefer it over hairgrass. It is carnivorous but it eats micro organisms. We are talking things 10 times smaller than the smallest fry. I don't see it being able to eat fry.
Do you feed it anything specific then?


Why do you prefer it over hairgrass?
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No apologies needed. That's what this forum is for. I liked the look and how much faster it grows than dhg. Also it barely roots into the substrate so easy to pull up and not disturb the tank much. I dont feed it anything. I'm guessing its eating microbes that are naturally in the tank and the nutrients from the soil.

The bad things about it is it's not easy to contain in a certain place. It will grow everywhere it can reach. It is messy and a bit of a pain to trim and clean. Still worth it over all in my book.
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