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Cabomba with strings

Are these strings part of the Cabomba or is a kind of invasive plant growing on them? The red one doesn't have much of it but the green Cabomba has a lot of it growing on.


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-01-2014, 06:48 PM
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u. gibba. Pull it out and throw away.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-01-2014, 06:52 PM
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Yes, interesting hitchhiker. Bladderwort is a carnivorous plant which has little bladders to catch tiny organisms.


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I have never seen this in my tanks, but every time I see this plant posted the poster is told to destroy it. Is there any benefit to keeping a little of it in the tank? Would it eat nasties like hydras?
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I had it and actually liked it. Good for some fish fry to hide in. But some report that it can be invasive and difficult to get rid of.

It is sort of similar to Hydra in that it sits and waits for something to swim by and to suck it in. It won't help with Hydra I think... Too large and too stationery.


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I had it and actually liked it. Good for some fish fry to hide in. But some report that it can be invasive and difficult to get rid of.

It is sort of similar to Hydra in that it sits and waits for something to swim by and to suck it in. It won't help with Hydra I think... Too large and too stationery.
Thanks for the info. I love carnivorous plants and I got so excited when I learned there is an aquatic carnivore plant.
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-02-2014, 04:29 AM
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Its not as bad as everyone makes it out to be. Here's my thread asking about it

https://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...993&highlight=

It does attach to quite a lot of plants, but has never gotten out of control by any means. I remove it any time I feel like it and it's not that bad.

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