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Plant ID ?

I went to Shedd's Aquarium over the weekend and in a few tanks they had some small plants growing on the top of the water. The plant had a small round leaf about 1/4" max and some roots underneath that extended downward about the same distance. Lots of these plants would float together like a carpet on top of the water.

Naturally they blocked most of the light from hitting the bottom.

What were they ? Sorry don't have a picture to post.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-27-2006, 12:59 PM
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Sounds like Duckweed.

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Im not certain but as Taz said it may be duck weed but it maybe small bits of frogbit. They look the same for about a day when frogbit is small but then it starts growing fast. Either way if you dont have many plants in your tank either of the 2 are nice plants. I have regular duck weed (minor) and greater duck weed( looks neat cuz it gets a red coloring to the bottom of the small leaves and it grows to about 1/2 wide), and frogbit in my indoor pond, 10 gallon and a 30 gallon. All nice plants.
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My guess in a size between duckweed (too small) and frogbit (too large): Salvinia!


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