Animal Stories - Duckweed


Animal-World Information about: Duckweed

   Duckweed is an extremely easy floating plant to keep! It is readily adaptable, hardy and fast-growing.
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kye turnbull - 2013-05-08
my duck weed keeps dying!!!! D:

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-08
    We have duck weed in one of our tanks, and it grows like crazy. I think its because it is right under the lights, but we have to thin it often so the plants below will get light.
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Barbara - 2006-02-14
lots of people think it makes for untidy looking aqaariums, but i love the charm. If it is happy, it will spread like mad, but is easily scooped out if it gets out of control. It will also shade out plants below it, so plant high light demand plants in areas where surface is disturbed by a filter, which will also push away the duckweed. The fish will appreciate the shade, but duckweed tends to gather in the stillest water of the tank surface, which is also where many people choose to feed their fish. also, unfortunatley, it gets fried in high light situations.

my final advice would be to buy some, and you will find out quickly if this is the plant for you.

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  • kye turnbull - 2013-04-20
    buy some? just get a plant and you will get some duck weed excitedly put with it! that's how i got my duck weed! fighting fish love em!
  • kye turnbull - 2013-04-20
    sorry! wierd stuff happend
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kye turnbull - 2013-05-15
After not having duck weed something terrible has happened! My guppy tank has heaps of it! It's coming from literally nowhere! Full clean out! Check every leaf and all duckweed is in another tank, suddenly a few days later, heaps of duckweed again.

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Julia - 2008-01-29
Very pretty plant. Does seem to interfere with feeding though.

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