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does anyone know what this is? it grew in a bucket i have outside with salvinia
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Looks like java moss maybe?
 

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Its bladderwort.
Thrives in low light low nutrient environments carnivorous plant. The little bulbs on it are traps for small critters like cyclops and such but can be bad news with baby shrimp and baby fish.
Even a small thread hitchhiker on another plant will grow into this mass clump very fast.
Ive thrown mine into my goldfish tank lol

Here's a view of mine under a weak microscope
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And my clump kept in a breeder net in the goldfish tank, taking over my hornwort and duckweed and everything else lol
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You can put it in a jar in a sunny window and let it be, it'll grow. Harmless mostly, unless you've got fry and shrimplets. It can be a messy tangle plant that can choke out other plants too. It floats.
 

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Its bladderwort.
Thrives in low light low nutrient environments carnivorous plant. The little bulbs on it are traps for small critters like cyclops and such but can be bad news with baby shrimp and baby fish.
Even a small thread hitchhiker on another plant will grow into this mass clump very fast.
Ive thrown mine into my goldfish tank lol

Here's a view of mine under a weak microscope
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And my clump kept in a breeder net in the goldfish tank, taking over my hornwort and duckweed and everything else lol
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You can put it in a jar in a sunny window and let it be, it'll grow. Harmless mostly, unless you've got fry and shrimplets. It can be a messy tangle plant that can choke out other plants too. It floats.
interesting, I think I saw a little thread in the tank now that i've added saggitaria (that was in the same bucket that i found bladderwort).
I have grown fish and ramshorns so i don't think it'll do much other than grow.

It was quite messy to untangle it from salvinia roots.

off-topic but what camera did you use for the second picture?
 

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interesting, I think I saw a little thread in the tank now that i've added saggitaria (that was in the same bucket that i found bladderwort).
I have grown fish and ramshorns so i don't think it'll do much other than grow.

It was quite messy to untangle it from salvinia roots.

off-topic but what camera did you use for the second picture?
I use my Samsung 20 phone :)
 
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