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Dwarf Water Lettuce

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Dwarf Water Lettuce - Floating Aquarium Plant

The Dwarf Water Lettuce, also known as Pistia stratiotes, is an excellent water plant for your open aquarium. Its light green, fleshy, strong, grooved leaves are covered with fine hairs and arranged in rosette form - and still partly overlapping. The leaves are designed so that liquids roll off them, creating a unique aesthetic that makes them incredibly popular among aquarists.

For whom is the Dwarf Water Lettuce suited?

The Dwarf Water Lettuce may not be suitable for beginner aquarists, as they require frequent trimming to ensure that they do not dominate the tank. They also draw a lot of minerals and other nutrients from the water, which may impact the aquatic life below. However, those who are willing to take care of these floaters will be rewarded with beautiful, vibrant green bouquets.

What are they like?

In addition to the interesting look mentioned above, Dwarf Water Lettuce offers other advantages that make it a welcome guest in domestic ponds or aquariums: The long roots provide protection for fish, especially juveniles. On top of that, they form a dense carpet and thus provide shade, which not only reduces algae formation but is also very pleasant for some fish. They also draw out unwanted nutrients from the water, which can further reduce algae formation, but one of the most popular uses of Dwarf Water Lettuce is as an indicator for iron deficiency. If there is not enough iron present in the tank, the leaves of this floater will turn yellow, which can be a great indicator to know that it's time to start supplementing.

The ideal conditions for the Dwarf Water Lettuce

The aquarium should be high enough so that the long roots of the Dwarf Water Lettuce can glide through the water and do not accidentally get stuck on the bottom. The aquarium should also not have a lid, as the accumulated heat can cause dripping water to form on the lid, which can lead to the rotting of the water lettuce. As they need a lot of light, it is essential to provide good lighting. Water temperature must be at least 68°F, but must not exceed 86°F. There must be no current, as this can cause the aquatic plant to become moldy and die. Finally, the water hardness must be between 2 and 12 carbonate hardness.

What you will receive? 

With each order of Dwarf Water Lettuce you will receive a 2 oz. cup with plants inside. The 2 oz. container normally contains 20 plants. Portion size may vary. 

    *All Plants may contain snails or snail eggs. We keep them in all of our tanks for the benefits they provide.*

     

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    Dalton Wagman
    Thriving

    Shipping floating plants haven't always gone well with other companies. But these all came in with great health and have been growing well for nearly 2 weeks now. Highly recommend.

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    Michael Roth

    Dwarf Water Lettuce

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    Mary
    Healthy Fish and Healthy Plants!

    Received my guppies and dwarf water lettuce - all health and happy. Will buy again very happy with my purchase.

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    April Sgroi
    Love it . Exactly what I wanted more then I expected

    Received beautiful healthy plants love them and it's so happy to have found flip aquatics going to be purchasing more

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    Benjamin Hill
    Water lettuce

    Bit hard for me to differentiate between this and the red root floaters I got, though I'm not sure either is doing well in my tanks. I picked up every type of floating plant Flip had except water sprite, which I've had before from a different vendor and it failed to thrive floating, and giant duckweed, which was just out of stock. My idea is to see what sticks in my tanks, and so far that's salvinia and duckweed. I have two lidded setups and one without a lid, all seem to be doing better in the lidded setup.

    Hey Benjamin!

    Thanks so much for your order and for your review! The Water Lettuce and the Red Root Floaters do look similar but we keep them in different tanks so its unlikely that you would have gotten either mixed up in the wrong labeled container. Please reach out to us and let us know if there was anything we could do better with the plants to make your order the best it possibly could be! Have a great day!

    Tyler

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