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Howdy -- can someone identify these tiny floating plantlet? It's been doubling in population within the last week. Thanks.

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Looks like duckweed to me. If left to its own devices, it will continue to multiply until it blocks out all the light :shock:

It's not necessarily a bad plant to have. If you like the look of it and want to keep it going, you'll just need to keep fishing it out to keep it under control.


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Thanks amanda. I googled this site on duckweed:

http://www.mobot.org/jwcross/duckweed/duckweed.htm

..says it flowers and has the smallest fruit (yum).
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And apparently a tasty treat for angelfish.

(or so I've read -- when I had duckweed, I didn't have angels, and now that I have an angel, I don't have duckweed...)


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Most definitely duckweed. Good floating plant for sucking nutrients.

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That's Duckweed...I wonder what happen to mine, I guess the Angel did it.

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Careful, you don't want too much of that stuff it gets out of hand very quickly.

Great nutrient soak but will block the light really well for your other plants.

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That's a really nice pic of duckweed. Pretty!

It's pretty easy to deal with. Lots of fish like to eat it or you net it out and throw it in the flower bed for compost.
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I can see how this stuff can get out of hand. I scooped out a big ole net full of it yesterday and tossed it in another tank.

Thanks SueNH -- I snapped a few other pics of the tank before netting out a lot of duckweed (see URL below)...the pictures are a bit blurry and was enhanced in photoshop. I really need a new digi w/macro lens... been reading the other threads on digicams and I think the <drool> Canon G5 </drool> is the one I want.

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