Duckweed (Lemna minor) 4 oz Portion


Duckweed is a fast-growing tiny floating plant. It can be used for shade and cover in an aquarium or water garden. Filters water. Reduces algae.

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Duckweed (Lemna minor) is sold in 2 lbs portion and now a 4 oz portion. Very small bright green leaves. Rampant grower. Excellent fish food. Duckweed is a very small light green free-floating, seed bearing plant. Duckweed has 1 to 3 leaves, or fronds, of 1/16 to 1/8 inch in length. A single root (or root-hair) protrudes from each frond. Duckweeds tend to grow in dense colonies in quiet water, undisturbed by wave action. Often more than one species of duckweed will be associated together in these colonies. Duckweeds can be aggressive invaders of ponds and are often found mixed in with mosquito fern or watermeal. If colonies cover the surface of the water, then oxygen depletion and fish kills can occur. These plants should be controlled before they cover the entire surface of the pond.
Duckweed colonies provide Habitat for micro invertebrates but if duckweed completely covers the surface of a pond for an extended period it will cause oxygen depletion. These colonies will also eliminate submerged plants by blocking sunlight penetration. Many kinds of ducks consume duckweed and often transport it to other bodies of water.
  • Common Name: Duckweed
  • Family Name: Lemnaceae
  • Native To: Worldwide
  • Lighting: Medium
  • pH: 6-8
  • Growth Demands: Easy
  • Growth Form: Surface
  • Growth Rate: Very Fast
  • True Aquatic: Yes
  • Placement In Tank: Surface
  • Available As: Portion

Weight 0.25 lbs
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