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Plant ID please?

Discussion in 'Planted Aquariums' started by authmal, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. authmal

    authmal Pseudonovice

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    Hi, guys. I have a question about a plant that's appeared in my tanks. It's a trefoil leaf, and it kinda looks like bacopa that hasn't grown a stem yet, but it's floating. [​IMG] if that URL works. It also kinda looks like duckweed, which I've have never purchased. The plant started appearing a few weeks ago, after some bacopa got uprooted, and I never got around to replanting it due to some health issues and the lack of time. It seems to multiply rapidly like duckweed, but it's been months since I've introduced plants to the tank.

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    Well, it looks like duckweed to me. I have both 3 & 4 leaves on mine. I hope it's something else but...if looks like duckweed & grows like duckweed...
     
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    If that's duckweed, I wonder how I got it. I haven't gotten plants since like October, and, and no new fish since November, and these only started appearing 2-3 weeks ago. I've been hoping to see stems growing off the bottom, but haven't seen those yet.
     
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    Yeah, I've wondered that several times too...not quite as "magical" at appearing as mosses for me, but close.
     
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    Another vote for it being duckweed.

    Remove it now, with tweezers, or keep it forever.
     
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    All it takes is 1 tiny plant, even kind of dried out.

    A net can help with a gross removal, but it can get in the filters or trapped in plants...Good luck!
     
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    Definitely duckweed.

    They've recently verified that it can pass through a ducks digestive system and still be viable.
     
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    That's..... lovely. I was wondering why it was so prolific if it was bacopa. Guess it's because it's not. I'm actually kind of okay with it in my 10. The betta that was there just died for no apparent reason, other than probable health issues from before we got him. Now, we currently have inverts there, so the duckweed'll be fine there. I kind of like watching it hit the filter flow, get submerged, and pop back up. In the 55? Getting removed.
     
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    Yeah, remove it...as best you can. As often & as thoroughly as you can...There's a reason it's called duck "weed"; it truly is a weed!! It's a long term battle; good luck!!...I'm so sorry
     
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    I had suspicions that it was duck weed before I asked, because it was super prolific, and it looked like the duck weed I saw in an LFS (I bought silicone there, no livestock) so I had a sinking feeling before I made this thread. I'm not concerned, insofar as fighting it goes. It'll take time, and I'm probably going to have a few bits of it forever, but it's definitely a bit of a downer. Thanks, guys!
     

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