What kind of floater is this?

  1. Lyfeoffishing

    Lyfeoffishing Well Known Member Member

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    I don't know my plants to well but what is this?

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  2. Viriam Karo

    Viriam Karo Well Known Member Member

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    Some kind of salvinia, maybe?
     

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    Lyfeoffishing

    Lyfeoffishing Well Known Member Member

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    Oh it's in the florida Everglades btw
     
  4. Phishphin

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    I wanted to say water lettuce, but the roots would be different and the leaves would have visible lines. I will second salvinia for the moment...

    edit: Is it safe to assume you want the wild plant for the aquarium? Just be sure to QT it if that's the case!
     
  5. smee82

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    looks like salvinia to me too
     
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    Lyfeoffishing

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    Yes I would like some kind of floater in my tank but can't seem to find any stores around me that have some and just out fishing this morning and seen these. Won't be taking any today as I will ask my LFS if she can order some Wednesday when I go in.
     
  7. jetajockey

    jetajockey Fishlore VIP Member

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    Lyfeoffishing

    Lyfeoffishing Well Known Member Member

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    That's a little weird I find these all the time in the Everglades. Just saying
     
  9. Phishphin

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    Nice work super sleuth! I'm going to pretend I kept my original thought of water lettuce. :)
     
  10. jetajockey

    jetajockey Fishlore VIP Member

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    That's the reason they are listed as prohibited. They are highly invasive and are taking over waterways.
     

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