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post #1 of 5 Old 09-09-2012, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
What are these little floating plants?

I reasently bought a few new fish and some of these tiny floating plants where in the bag with them, So I put them one of my 10 gallon tanks with the fish. And now they are multiplying like crazy! What are they, is it some kind of algae?
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-09-2012, 10:04 PM
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I believe that is a plant called Duckweed. And yes, It will grow very quickly.
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post #3 of 5 Old 09-09-2012, 10:37 PM
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Yep Duckweed! It will soon take over the whole top of the tank. LoL I use to have it in my tank but got tired of constantly having to take a lot out ever week during water changes. Its nothing bad and some fish like eating it.

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post #4 of 5 Old 09-10-2012, 09:56 AM
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Agree. Check the info in our profile.

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post #5 of 5 Old 09-16-2012, 11:29 PM
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Amazing, this Duckweed little floating plant is looking very nice and exciting to me. Actually, I had grow so much vegetation before but never seen this type of any plant. Nice to see the image of it.

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