What kind of floater is this?

Discussion in 'Plant ID' started by Lyfeoffishing, Jul 19, 2014.

  1. Lyfeoffishing

    LyfeoffishingWell Known MemberMember

    I don't know my plants to well but what is this?
     
  2. Viriam Karo

    Viriam KaroWell Known MemberMember

    Some kind of salvinia, maybe?
     
  3. OP
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    Lyfeoffishing

    LyfeoffishingWell Known MemberMember

    Oh it's in the florida Everglades btw
     




  4. Phishphin

    PhishphinWell Known MemberMember

    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!
     
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2014
  5. smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    looks like salvinia to me too
     
  6. OP
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    Lyfeoffishing

    LyfeoffishingWell Known MemberMember

    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

    jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

    It's water lettuce with some duckweed in the roots. The younger plants (and those in lower light/less favorable conditions) lay flat like that. It's classified as a class 2 prohibited aquatic plant in Florida.
     
     
  8. OP
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    Lyfeoffishing

    LyfeoffishingWell Known MemberMember

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

    PhishphinWell Known MemberMember


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

    jetajockeyFishlore VIPMember

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




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