Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V1 #

Justin Frese said,  Mon, 9 Oct 1995 09:09:03 -0700 (PDT

>     I was wondering if anyone knew what sort of plant I occasionally
>see at the local shop.  It looks like hundreds of little lilly-pads
>aprox. 4-6mm across.  Are these intended for tanks?  Iwould think that
>the lighting would cook those little guys!  The pet shop has no idea
>about anything. (I think they throw darts at the order sheet to help
>decide what to carry)

Sounds like duckweed, possibly Spirodela polyrriiza.  They can take full
sun and can cover the surface, cutting off the light to other aquatic
plants.  For most aquatic plant people, they are not welcome.

Paul Krombholz                  Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS  39174