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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2018, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Just wanted a floating plant

Ordered frogbit from azgardens.com. And some shrimp. I ordered from them for the first time only because for some reason Amazon wouldn't deliver frogbit to me - I live in California. I don't know exactly why they won't ship it here. Maybe because Frogbit is an invasive plant?
Anyway, I paid $118. It took them more than two weeks. I expected to get twenty shrimp, instead I got eighteen barely shrimplets.
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This is huge. Probably taller than my 29G tank. Apparently, instead of Amazon Frogbit (limnobium Laevigatum) I accidentally have ordered American Frogbit (Limnobium spongia).
Now I don't know what to do with it. I don't have a pond. I don't think I can return it (who the hell sends a plant back by mail?). And I don't want to pay huge shipping cost and wait for another two weeks for the plant to arrive.

- can I still use the plant I got in my tank? If I take smaller leaves and put them in my tank, would they still grow into huge monsters?
- what's the best place to buy Amazon Frogbit around SF Bay Area?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-06-2018, 10:31 PM
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Thereís plenty of people here that have amazon frogbit and a lot of people here are in Ca. Get it from this forum.

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I'm new to this forum. Where should I look for, who should I ask?
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Sell it locally - craigslist, facebook local selling site, local fish group etc. at the same time look for someone selling what you want
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Amazon frogbit isn't explicitly illegal to ship into California but it's cousin Limnobium spongia is definitely illegal. Companies can face major fines and penalties if they're caught shipping this stuff so most don't bother because the risk doesn't outweigh the reward. However there is a bit of a loophole in that you can get it from people in your state since it's not crossing borders. Also if they sent you 18 shrimp instead of 20 shrimp then you definitely got ripped off by them.
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