Limnobium laevigatum (Frogbit)

KeeperOFnano
  • #1
Amazon Frogbit, or Frogbit, or scientifically speaking Limnobium laevigatum, is a floating aquatic plant.


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A great addition to a low flow tank, with minimal surface agitation. Appreciated by many fish species, and able to be successfully kept by an entry level hobbyist given they appreciate the need for calmer surface agitation, quiet flow like sponge filtration, and with decent but not demanding light. Even regular kit LED lighting is enough for this plant to flourish.


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The use of additional nutrients is not necessary with this plant but will complement it's growth considerably.

Common Name : Amazon Frogbit

Other Names : West Indian Spongeplant, South American Spongeplant, Smooth frogbit, Frogbit

Scientific Name :
Limnobium Laevigatum

Tank Size : Any

Difficulty : Easy

Lighting : Medium to high

Ideal pH : 6.0 – 7.5

Water hardness : Soft – Medium

Temperature : 18 – 26 °C (64 to 80 °F)

Substrate : Not Applicable

Growth Rate : Moderate to fast

Placement : Floating

Height : Roots can reach 30 cm (12 inches) or more

CO2 : Not Applicable

Propagation : Through plantlets
 
Neppley
  • #2
You just made me want frogbit!! Would frogbit be a good addition to a pea puffer tank?
 
KeeperOFnano
  • Thread Starter
  • #3
You just made me want frogbit!! Would frogbit be a good addition to a pea puffer tank?
Definitely! They love floating plants
 
KeeperOFnano
  • Thread Starter
  • #4
So not sure what else to add, or if this even qualifies as a plant profile. Thoughts? Suggestions?

What to do next?

Thanks
 
Lucy
  • #5
Moved the thread to plant profile forum.
 
KeeperOFnano
  • Thread Starter
  • #6
Oh, well thanks Lucy!
 

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