03-21-2013, 07:05 PM
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Originally Posted by VerdantGrotto
You literally used a tiny little leash
I read that their are different types of Frogbit. North american, Amazon, etc... Anyone have an Idea on the sizes of these? The frogbit I purchased is approximately a CM in diameter. Maybe it's just a bunch of starts?
This is referenced in our profile of this plant. The photos in the profile are, according to the planted tank sources I checked, the true Amazon Frogbit. I have one of the other temperate species in my tank; the leaves are basically identical, but when it flowers it is obviously not the same. In fact, we had an email from someone in the California Agriculture Department about having this invasive plant in our profiles, as it is a noxious weed in some states; he was going by the photo of the flower which happened to be one of my plants, which I had thought was the Amazon species, but they are not. I since removed the flower photo to avoid confusion. I have had this plant for 4 years, and it does well for a few weeks, then it dies back almost to nothing. Now that I know it is the temperate species, I am thinking this may be due to the constant higher temperatures which would not be natural to the plant.
When I acquired the two spindly plants from a local fish store, the leaves were probably around 1.5 or 2 cm across; on my healthy plants, they are from 4 to 5 cm.
Last edited by Byron; 03-21-2013 at 07:08 PM..