I picked some up from a local lake and found that the ones in my small container pond slowly died off due to strong current and the ones inside my low tech Vase are [STRIKE]striving[/STRIKE] thriving after a few months. From what Ive read, water lettuce don't like current or to get their tops wet.
I moved mine from an unheated tank because of the cold water to a heated tank & raised the temp to 78. In just a couple weeks the roots have grown about 3.5". The plants have grown some but it's the roots I can really see growing.
I read Water Lettuce likes temps between 72-86 or so degrees best. Unfortunately too warm for my cold water tank. They can tolerate lower/higher temps but don't grow at all or as good. I'm hoping to grow them out in the heated tank & move into my 75 gal when it warms up some.
Can someone tell me if there is a really a difference between Water Lettuce and Dwarf Water Lettuce? I know Water Lettuce can get huge when in a pond but not sure if it's really a difference species. I can't seem to find a definite answer to that question.
Ah ok .. thanks. I was hoping they would get bigger than dwarf size. I'd prefer them to get at least 4" in size. Takes a lot to cover a 75 gal. LOL
They are growing fairly quick now that I have them in the heated tank. I was just hoping they'd grow big in that tank, then I could put them in my cold water tank & they'd slow or stop growing but still survive. Plus I just like the way they look when they're big .. like you see in the pond or lake.
When the temp gets warmer I might put some in my rain barrel to see how they do. Maybe they'll get bigger there.
thankx for all the response i have no cover on it right now it is in fairly warm water and has an led light the leavs that got wet are dying i dont no if its healthy or not eather it seems to be doing poorly