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. 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.
Arrived healthy and will be perfect for my 15 gallon tank.
This is a cool, little plant for providing an aerial advantage to a low-tech planted tank. I received three pieces. All were in good shape and each have since put on several new leaves (in just over a week!) I can already tell these will need occasional pruning, but that is much more easily done with a plant like this as opposed to other floaters like duckweed.
Plant came green and healthy! No thanks to UPS 3 days late as usual on delivery. Was expecting one little bunch but got several very healthy clusters.
The plants were perfectly healthy and very well packaged! I love how thick and sturdy the leaves are, and the super pong roots will get even longer and make awesome hiding places for my fish.
Why didn't I try to get this before. Axilla and mini frogbit are great (whether devoured by my fish or not) but I really like these much larger species are better. Hope they propogate well.