Frog bit (the perfect Floater)
How would you like the perfect floating plant? A plant that doesn't take over like duckweed? A plant that you can easily remove if it is blocking out too much light?
A plant that has the most symmetrical from of any floating plant?
Say hello to Frog bit. What is it's scientific name? In the words of a great southern plant supplier... "Honey, it didn't come with a birth certificate." (We believe it's Limnobium Spongia)
This is cool round little plant.
It has leaves that are around an inch in diameter. They are nearly perfect circles. Unlike a dwarf lily or a red tiger lotus these leaves have a thicker texture to them. They seem to be a bit more durable.
NOTE- You might get a “ taller “ thicker looking leaf than shown. (Dime diameter) We have some of it growing tightly in which case it will grow taller. It will spread out later.
While I don't keep plant eating fish, I would guess these would hold up to plant eaters a tad better than a duckweed.
These would make a great edition to a tank that is suffering from an algae problem as they would be able to cover a decent amount of surface area in a small amount of time.
LIKE ALL FLOATING PLANTS... These have the "Aerial advantage" that is to say they can get more both more light and CO2 from the waters surface. (CO2 is easier to obtain form the atmosphere than in water, and the light- any light- doesn't need to penetrate any water at all)
What I like about this plant is how it stays as ONE unit and makes a "mini lily pad" setup for our smaller indoor setups.
GRAB SOME FROG BIT while we have it in stock.
One Portion has 5 or more leaves on it.
My plants came in today and I dont think they are gonna survive. They are all beaten up and yellow.
A few yellow leaves because ice pack was warm but now doing well in my tank.
Plant arrived alive and healthy. I have ordered from other plant sellers and this is not always the case...
I previously ordered red root floaters from what I discovered after the fact to be an aquascaping company on the west coast. Long trip, hot summer. Needless to say the plants didn’t make it…..SO, I found Dustin’s which is closer to home. The order came within a couple of days and the plants look really good! I know where I’ll buy plants in the future.
Wanted something floating and this was perfect. The plant arrived healthy and all three have beautiful long roots. Nice addition to my community tank. Thanks Dustin.