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I’m trying something new ..... live plants in 2 of my tanks. But for what ever the reason I simply don’t remember the name.... so please help me?
They don’t get any bigger than what you see in the pictures but they multiply quickly
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It's either duckweed or frogbit....for your sake (and sanity), I hope it's frogbit
 

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What's the issue with duckweed?
It grows like mad, overtaking everything in it's path...clogs filters...the tiniest piece can take over the surface of the tank water quickly, choking out light...it's a pest plant, IMO
 

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It's not frogbit or duckweed, it's salvinia, though I don't know which species. I used to have some :)

Frogbit has smooth leaves - that's what I have now. The plants in post #1 have hairy leaves and the salvinia I used to have had hairy leaves.

Edit - there are 3 species of salvinia commonly sold - natans, minima and auriculata.
 

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Water spangles is another name for Salvinia minima, so you got it right :)
Good to know...here in Texas, that stuff (the "giant" variety) is much hated, an invasive species, chokes out native species and clogs boating waterways

 
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It's not frogbit or duckweed, it's salvinia, though I don't know which species. I used to have some :)

Frogbit has smooth leaves - that's what I have now. The plants in post #1 have hairy leaves and the salvinia I used to have had hairy leaves.

Edit - there are 3 species of salvinia commonly sold - natans, minima and auriculata.
Took a closer look and a new pic. - and your right - its spangles :)
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