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is this some type of algae?

hi everyone it's been a long time since my last post I was wondering is this some type of algae ? It's growing on my plants specially stem plants if so how can I get rid of it ? And what caused it ? Please any advice works
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It is Utricularia gibba. Quite annoying, as it gets tangled in everything. I would remove it.

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Its actually a carnivorous plant, grows very quickly and is considered a pest. you'll have to carefully remove any of it that you see.

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Its actually a carnivorous plant, grows very quickly and is considered a pest. you'll have to carefully remove any of it that you see.

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Agreed, if any small parts break off make sure to get it as the plant will regrow from a tiny offshoot


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Wow, I came across some bits of this in plants I ordered. I was going to try to salvage it not knowing what it was.. Thankfully I decided against it.
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It will liger in your tank like java moss. It can be a real pain because it gets tangled up alone the roots of a lot of plants and binds stem plant leaves together. Just remove it whenever you see it and you'll be ok
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I agree with DB. It looks like Utricularia gibba.

I just wanted to suggest a quarantine on selling plants from that tank if you do that sort of thing. It can be a pain to eradicate. I would rather have algae and snails than UG.
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Sorry for the late response very late I removed as much as I found never though there were carnivorous aquatic plans out there I haven't sell any plants from this tank in a while I guess I just keep an eye to make sure it won't grow again
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