Discussion in 'Plant ID' started by Jellibeen, Jun 18, 2018.
Are the little plants baby red root floaters, or something else?
The really tiny leaves? That’s duckweed.
That would be duckweed, a very prolific floating plant. I'd think about removing it before it takes over, as it often does.
If you don't have too much duckweed yet, you can pick them out with chopsticks. Otherwise, you can lift out your frogbit and put them into a bowl of water, shaking them until the duckweed floats loose.
Is there a way to contain floating plants to one part of the tank? I have very strong filters and they would just get stuck in the skimmer unless I can contain them somehow.
Oh, darnit. I was hoping it wasn’t duckweed. It is already taking over. The red rooters are spreading as well, so thats good. I guess the duckweek came in when i bought the plants.
I have some tall plants in front of my filter that keep the red rooters out. My mom uses a bundle of plastic straws. I’ve also heard of people using airline tubing or thread attached to suction cups to make a corral.
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