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I bought some Baby's Tears (Micranthemum umbrosum) from the Co-Op back in October for a project and did my usual practice of ignoring the aquarium I put the baby's tears in for quite a while.

In addition I have 2 kinds of duckweed Spirodela polyrhiza also known as Giant duckweed and Lemna minor regular duckweed in this aquarium. Today when I finally got around to moving the duckweed to our compost pile I noticed something odd. The putative duckweed was noticeably elevated out the water and had stems between leaf nodes. The duckweed is in fact emmersed baby' tears. This is really cool to know as this would also make a good bubble nest habitat for sparkling gouramis.


This is also an excellent form algae control as the aquarium underneath the baby's tears, giant duckweed mat is dark and bereft of nutrients.

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