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Utricularia gibba. It's considered a pest mostly. It's carnivorous and will catch food with its pods. I recommend getting rid of it as it reproduces quickly and breaks easy. If it's on just that plant I would pull the plant out and carefully remove the gibba off plant in a tub of water. Make sure u get all of it, breaks really easy. Then check ur tank periodically to make sure it's gone
 

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Cool thanks for the input, think ill have to remove it, but i have a feeling im going to have to tear all the moss off the tree
 

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+1 for gibba, get rid of it, it will slowly take over your tank and choke out other plants as it eats things that your shrimp will want to eat. I got some that I have to remove like every three months, I don't know where it keeps coming from
 

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Harmless... to anything bigger than your common cherry shrimp. It can and sometimes WILL eat baby fry and shrimplets. Otherwise... harmless:)
-good for mosquito control in ponds and water fountains
 

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It can be an extremely annoying plant as every fragment of it will regenerate an entire plant.

It does have pretty flowers though. Here is one I took a few years ago:
 
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