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Blaxicanlatino 08-12-2009 05:58 PM

How the heck did this get here!?
this sounds weird but i was doing my weekly maintanance when i noticed an unusual, thin, floatin on my pennywort plant. I thought i wasa hari algaewhen ilooked further and saw more stalks coming out of it. Then i noticed small sacs attached to it. the sacs are shaped like a lima beanand have 3 long strands jutting out of the end. The only times i eersaw ANYTHING like this was a plant called bladderwort.
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im so confused of to ho i got this plant in my tank in the first place! the last plant i bought was water wistria. any ideas? i dont have a pic of it since its small

SuperFishFan 08-12-2009 09:45 PM


The only thing I can think of is that the plant (the unidentified on bean-lookin one) must have gone through some sort of pollenation stage while in the tanks at the LFS you got it from. A seed from the plant attached itself to the bunch that you purchased, and you're now just seeing it break through its seed stage. I have no idea what it is. I've never seen anything like it from what you've described.

Blaxicanlatino 08-12-2009 09:57 PM

Im still very surprised yet very excited lol. Now I gotta see how to take care of these things

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