Re: What is it? Maybe Bladderwort!

>From: PacNeil at aol_com
>Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 15:54:31 -0400
>Subject: What is it?
>I have a plant in my aquarium I cannot identify. It came in as a 
>with some other plants. Maybe someone here can help identify it. The 
>has a similar growth habit to Riccia, it branches from the growth end, 
>not as regularly. The plant is very thin, threadlike, with nodes. At 
>nodes there are two small needle-like "leaves" and a small green 
"ball".  The
>plant entwines other plants, at the surface, in the Riccia I have for 
>cover. I've tried picking it out, but it breaks easily and seems to be
>pervasive. That's not really a problem, I would just like to know what 
it is.
>Anyone know?
>Neil Schneider
>In sunny Poway, California where the temperature's reaching nearly 
100F and
>we don't have air conditioning. 


It sounds to me like you have some "Lesser Bladderwort" in with your 
Riccia.  This is not necessarily bad unless you are breeding egglaying 
fish.  This might compete for the infusoria that the fry would eat.  
It's a very interesting plant!