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what is this annoying plant floating in my tank?
Old 05-20-2013, 06:10 PM   #11
 
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Could it be stringy moss or bladderwort?
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:18 PM   #12
 
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It seems like it may be bladderwort... =/

That's funny, bladderwort came to mind, but when I looked up pictures I just found a lot of pictures of it's flowers. If you type in bladderwort aquarium, pictures do pop up that look very similar to what I have. I thought this was carnivorous - so it shouldn't be sucking the life out of my wisteria, right?

By the way, bladderwort are in bloom around here this time of the year, and they're beautiful. I went on a boat ride out on the swamp the other week and saw it's little yellow blossoms.. the lillies were also in bloom! (This is actually the swamp where that boat scene in the Notebook is film, so if you've seen the movie you can probably sortof imagine what it looked like)
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:24 PM   #13
 
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Romad! Thank you!!! Now how to get rid of the stuff. . . *grumbles*

Thanks for starting this thread, Jen - and letting me hitch-hike along for the ride!
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:35 PM   #14
 
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Jennesque, I have that exact same stuff in my betta tank. All of the plants in that tank came from other tanks that don't have this strange stuff. I was thinking that it was some sort of advanced algae. The betta tank receives sunlight and DIY CO2 . It looks exactly like your photo.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:38 PM   #15
 
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LOL no problem. I like how one of the google images say "Bladderwort, the VD of the Aquarium" ...this should be exciting.
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:40 PM   #16
 
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sitting here right now de-tangling the vile stuff from my poor, poor Watersprite. Good luck everyone!
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:41 PM   #17
 
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Jennesque, I have that exact same stuff in my betta tank. All of the plants in that tank came from other tanks that don't have this strange stuff. I was thinking that it was some sort of advanced algae. The betta tank receives sunlight and DIY CO2 . It looks exactly like your photo.
Does it look like this too?



...cause that's apparently bladderwort. I'm less than thrilled with this stuff lol
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Old 05-20-2013, 06:42 PM   #18
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it's utricularia gibba~ an annoying bladderwort ^___^
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:01 PM   #19
 
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so what is it, a type of algae? Where does it originate from?
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:10 PM   #20
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it's a carnivorous plant. often hitch hikes on moss and whateer else itcan tangle itself in.
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