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I was looking for a type of fish and this link came up. I started looking through his other photos and noticed snails "inside" this plant. Looked a bit further and if you mouse over this picture, he points the snails out. This plant is actually eating the snails. Has anyone seen this before? Anyone have a clue as to the actual name of the plant? Carnivorous Waterplant and if that link doesnt want to work for you: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zabbbby/215965476/
 

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I do say this is very interesting plant.! Heck, if it wasn't so endangered i'd pick up a few. I wonder how well conservation efforts are heading. The pictures in the other thread of it devouring brine shrimp was amazing.

Yes, i love carnivorous plants and corpse flowers.
 

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unfourtinuatly i have some utricularia gibba spp. in my shrimp tank with cherries they had babies but i cant seem to find anymore im wondering if the cherrie babies are small enough to get inside one of the little pods? I also just got book 3 of nature world aquarium and noticed that T amano himself had it in one of his tanks. Its a PITA to get rid of and it looks rather ugly mixed in with ricca hair grass and HM yet T amano manages to make it look good in his tank lol. He also has a microscopic section in the back of the book with a close up look at the pods, kinda cool.
 

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U. gibba is too small to be a problem for juvenile Neocardinian shrimp. There are other Utric species that do get large enough but they aren't in the hobby and aren't as invasive as gibba.
 
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