Honestly, I don’t remember where I got that anubias that has such big leaves, but it all was propagated from my 125g. It has grown really well for me to the point that I will have to start selling it at monthly club meetings.
I have heard that simply having more surface agitation will eliminate them. My problem is that I have had frogbit as well as pennywort, jungle vals, and anubias touching the surface that the little devil plants hide out in/on and flourish. That is why I am clearing out all my frogbit from affected tanks and moving my red root floaters to another tank and pray I don't transfer any with them. Otherwise, I am getting a fancy goldfish to transfer from tank to tank until it is eradicated and then gift it to someone that keeps goldies.Some people have said skimmers work great at getting duckweed out of a tank.
I feel that having a fancy in a tropical tank, even for a short time, is not kind to them. They are only there to do a job.Otherwise, I am getting a fancy goldfish to transfer from tank to tank until it is eradicated and then gift it to someone that keeps goldies.
Ha! I just looked at the pictures in your link and it shows duckweed getting sucked in, LOL.
Thank you!Great tanks btw
I feel that having a fancy in a tropical tank, even for a short time, is not kind to them. They are only there to do a job.
Yeah, I would love to have some in the 120g but only the largest males would be safe from the ctenopomas. And that tank is hard enough to feed with all my oddballs.I would do all the Congo’s in one tank. The shark will be ok. The corys will need support but you can do that
Agree and Agree again. The "curse" of planted tanks. I just got rid of the duckweed a few months ago. Picked up some plants at the auction and you guessed it "Duckweed" again. It just takes a couple and now everywhere. Ugh! Just might try the skimmer idea from @DarkOneI HATE duckweed.
Yep, I have the skimmer in my eBay cart and about to pull the trigger. For $10 investment, it is worth trying. I will just have to move my red root floaters and pennywort around without transferring any of the devil plants. I may put them in a bucket for a bit to see if any surface.
You are lucky. Frogbit or red root floaters, even some pennywort tied to some wood and allowed to grow to the surface is a much better option. That duckweed will cover the entire surface in now time cutting off light and nutrients to other plants.I like duckweed. Gives a nice look with the roots dangling around.
never had any good luck with it.
Me too and as soon as I think I have it cleared out, a few more pop up!! I mean, where are they coming from?!?!?!
I’m at least keeping it back to several tiny leaves. But oh my goodness it was covering my entire tank! If you leave just one leaf in there it will propagate quick.Me too and as soon as I think I have it cleared out, a few more pop up!! I mean, where are they coming from?!?!?!
I think I will get that skimmer. For $10 it is a great low risk investment.