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I bought some utricularia graminifolia over a year ago, but I had a tough time getting that tank stable so it died out. . . or so I thought. For about a year I've been removing these long bits of what I thought was some kind of algae growing mostly with my mosses. I've found it in multiple tanks.

I had been beginning to guess what it was but I finally checked it out online when I found a bunch more in one of my breeding tanks. It is utricularia graminifolia--the long bits with the food-catching bladders on them.

So my question is: Does anyone know how to get it back to it's leafy/grassy form? I tried planting a bit of it but my SAE dug it up. From what I remember he always loved munching on this stuff. I still have tons of it growing in my moss but not sure how to start over again and try to grow it into lawn.

THANKS!!
 

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That's not Utricularia graminifolia, it's Utricularia gibba. It's a pest bladderwart that commonly hitchhikes along with UG, it's useless to try and plant it, as it won't grow leaves like U. graminifolia.
 

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^ What she said. U. gibba is a pest, and very difficult to get rid of, so best of luck to you in doing so. :(

U. graminifolia doesn't have to be poked or prodded to look the way you see it in pictures. It looks like that on its own.
 

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Great, thanks. I don't think I'm worried about getting rid of it. I'll just pull it out every once in a while. It doesn't look bad and my SAE seems to like to eat it.
 
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