Are These Red Root Babies?

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

  1. Jellibeen

    Jellibeen Well Known Member Member

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  2. bryangar

    bryangar Well Known Member Member

    The really tiny leaves? That’s duckweed.
     
  3. Demeter

    Demeter Well Known Member Member

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

    endlercollector Fishlore VIP Member

    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. Zoomo

    Zoomo Well Known Member Member

    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.
     
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    Jellibeen

    Jellibeen Well Known Member Member

    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.
     
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    Jellibeen

    Jellibeen Well Known Member Member

    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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