For Sale/Trade: Amazon Frogbit [floating aquarium/pond plant] - Indiana
I have a ten-gallon aquarium that is filled with Amazon Frogbit. I am selling a sandwich bag full (approximately 50 square inches/7x7) for $5, but am open to trade for nearly anything freshwater aquarium-related. Snails, plant trimmings, shrimp, supplies, etc. The frogbit up for sale/trade has been maintained with a weekly dosing of liquid fertilizer (Seachem Flourish Comprehensive) and twice a week liquid iron and calcium supplementation (Seachem Iron and Kent's Marine Liquid Calcium) in a consistent pH of 7.4-7.6. The mentioned supplementation of iron and calcium is not necessary (I use calcium because I keep snails) but good water column fertilization is recommended for optimal growth.
Located in Northwest Indiana, Gary/Merrillville area. Contact via PM.
Information regarding Amazon Frogbit:
Amazon Frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum) is a fast-growing floating aquatic plant with long, dangling roots. Frogbit is great for both aquariums and ponds as it helps soak up nitrates and phosphates, thus keeping water column algae at bay. With a thriving stock of frogbit, you may never witness nitrates in your aquarium again. Livebearers (guppies, mollies, platies, swordtails) and Anabantoids (bettas, gourami) especially love frogbit, as do plenty of other fish. The thick root systems and shade provided by the broad leaves makes it a perfect choice for people wishing to keep and breed small types of fish and fry. I have managed to grow frogbit even in nutrient poor aquaria with low light conditions, however, this plant flourishes in tanks with moderate to high light, good water column fertilization, and gentle water circulation. Caution must be taken to not allow the leaves to be submerged for too long, as they will rot. If you have a hang-on-back (HOB) filter, the flow must be baffled or adjusted so it does not push the frogbit underwater. I have found that a piece of filter sponge cut to size and attached to the output of the filter achieves this perfectly. Most reproduction of frogbit will occur through plant stem fragmentation. The main plants will form runners to create new plants. The runners do not need to be trimmed from the parent plants. If kept in favorable conditions, a small quantity of frogbit will quickly cover the surface of a large tank in mere weeks.
Haha! Water lettuce is an easy floating plant, very similar in care to frogbit. My bettas love it! If you're interested, I can combine shipping and give you one sandwich bag of each (total of two bags) for $16. Just let me know! :)