Small Floating Plant

blindfaith429

Member
Recently got some Amano shrimp from the LFS. When netting the shrimp, a small piece of the plants came off and went in the bag.

If I recall correctly, the shrimp tank had a lot of them in the tank, so most of the top surface was covered.

I really like this plant, but not sure how it reproduces, or if I need to buy more.

I took pics of the piece I got. If we can't identify it here, I can always call the LFS.

Thanks
 

pagoda

Member
Salvinia or Water Spangles I believe
 

kallililly1973

Member
The same thing happened to me getting shrimp a while back. I think its frogbit not sure if the above mentions is the same thing with just a different name. ( not good with the technical names ) I had it in my outside 29 and being in the sun it covered the entire top from starting with 3-4 pieces your size.
 
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smee82

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Member
Lokks like frogbit not salvinina. Salvinias growth is different.
 

kallililly1973

Member
Here is my 29 when it was outside and now the tote that is holding the rest of it. Anyone in the Rhode Island Massachusetts area want some for free PM me to arrange for pickup. It also come with ramshorn snails
 

midna

Member
it's actually dwarf water lettuce lol

you will end up with more, it reproduces fairly quickly.
 

PascalKrypt

Member
midna said:
it's actually dwarf water lettuce lol

you will end up with more, it reproduces fairly quickly.
This, it is called Pistia Striatiotes and grows quite a bit larger than salvinia or duckweed, with long trailing roots. It will start popping out runners that develop into new plants in no time. Prune regularly as it grow very fast. (and under no circumstances toss it anywhere other than the trash, it is a well known invasive plant that easily outcompetes everything else in small waterways)
 

MD_Plants

Member
Definitely water lettuce
 

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