Are These Red Root Babies?

Discussion in 'Plant ID' started by Jellibeen, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. JellibeenWell Known MemberMember

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  2. bryangarWell Known MemberMember

    The really tiny leaves? That’s duckweed.
  3. DemeterFishlore VIPMember

    That would be duckweed, a very prolific floating plant. I'd think about removing it before it takes over, as it often does.
  4. endlercollectorFishlore VIPMember

    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.
  5. ZoomoWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  6. JellibeenWell Known MemberMember

    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.
  7. JellibeenWell Known MemberMember

    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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