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Re: [APD] Kudzu Like Aquarium Plant
Looks like Bladderwort.
I don't have any suggestions for removal though.
John Seymour wrote:
> I have two tanks which have been taken over by a plant which probably came
> to me in mail order Cabomba. Even after several weeks in the isolation
> tank, this stuff remained so small that I didn't notice it, and it was
> plopped over into my planted tank lurking inside the Cabomba. It is green
> and thread-like with slightly flattened nodules of maybe 1/16" in diameter
> every 1/4" or so. A single nodule (apparently a seed or bud of) breaks off
> and goes floating off, and that is apparently the beginning of the take
> over. The thread-like stem is rather brittle and, therefore, mechanical
> removal just breaks off that many more slightly buoyant pieces which easily
> hide in the upper levels of the fine plants.
> There is a blurred image to give you an idea as to what its size is at
> http://home.alltel.net/jtseymour/ . A second image shows what it looked
> like in the isolation tank after it was left alone for nearly two months
> while I was away.
> There you have it: a tiny water plant that is the counterpart to Kudzu, and
> I want to get rid of it. Any suggestions?
> Incidentally, Jerry Smith has a specimen of it to see if he can capture a
> microphotograph to help in identification.
> Many thanks for your thoughts. JohnT
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