Excess Amazon Frogbit - throw it in the pond?!

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  1. Dr Mike Oxgreen

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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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  2. dw1305

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    Hi all,
    <"It will">, but it needs to <"warm up quite a bit">.
    Yes they are, they develop <"in bright light">.

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    cheers Darrel
     
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  3. Gill

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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.
     
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    I had some in pond but winter seen it off
     
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  5. Dr Mike Oxgreen

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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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  6. BarryH

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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.
     
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  7. Gill

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    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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  8. dw1305

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    Hi all,
    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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