Excess Amazon Frogbit - throw it in the pond?!

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About 10 days ago I received 10 plantlets of Amazon Frogbit from an eBay seller. I’ve made a corral using a length of airline to keep it in one area of my 20 litre nano tank.

I’m beginning to get a bit scared by this plant’s growth rate. Every plantlet has produced at least one new leaf in the last week, and most have another new leaf coming. I can also see more than one new daughter plantlet on the end of a runner, one of which has managed to breach the corral.

There will come a time soon when I need to start culling it, and was just wondering if it would survive and grow in my pond once the weather has warmed up a bit more?

By the way, are the dark brown markings normal?

Picture taken a couple of days ago:

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dw1305

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Thanks folks!

Yes, I assume I need to wait for proper summer. If I need to evict some of it before then, I might try growing it in a container of fertilised water in the greenhouse.
 

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Yep been chucking my excess salvinia into the pond. And also drying it out to make into shrimp food.
Plus the pup likes it.

Not having a pond, I like the sound of turning excess salvinia into shrimp food Pardeep but I wouldn't know where to start.
 

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Not having a pond, I like the sound of turning excess salvinia into shrimp food Pardeep but I wouldn't know where to start.

Its very Easy. I just dry it out in a tray, leave it alone and forget.
Then mix in with Agar jelly and spread onto a pebble. chuck it in and let them eat till the pebble is clean.
You can also mix it into the Repashy Mix and spread on Pebbles/Stones.
 
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Hi all,
Thanks folks!

Yes, I assume I need to wait for proper summer. If I need to evict some of it before then, I might try growing it in a container of fertilised water in the greenhouse.
That is what I do with my spare spare plants. Normally I just drop any extras off at an LFS, but obviously that is an option at the moment.

cheers Darrel
 

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