Lemna minor – small, but widespread aquarium plant families Lemnaceae (Lemnaceae).
Habitat Small lees – all reservoirs with stagnant or slowly flowing water on the planet. It is found on the territory of Russia in almost all areas.
Small duck consists of small rounded leaves (diameter up to 5 mm) of a light green color scheme, which floating on the surface of the water. Threadlike roots reach a length of 10 cm.
it aquarium plant it is used mainly as a shader for other plants that are afraid of direct bright light, and also as a vitamin supplement in the diet of some fish, rather than as a decor aquarium.
AT content small duck not capricious. Acidity and hardness of water do not matter, the range of temperature fluctuations is quite wide – from 12 to 30 ° C.
The only requirement is brightness lighting in the aquarium.
Duckweed small breeds with the help of child shoots, very rarely blooms. Under natural conditions, it quickly delays the surface of the reservoir. Therefore, if you do not follow the plant and do not regularly thin out its thickets, it will very quickly tighten the entire surface. aquarium, thus creating an excess shadow.
But if in case duckweed problems do not arise, then get rid of it is quite problematic. The plant must be collected from the surface. aquarium with the help of a net.
Overhead lighting should be turned off for about a week, temporarily providing side. During this period, usually duckweed dies.
To use small duckweed as a vegetable dressing, it is collected, dried on a baking sheet, ground into a powder and mixed into a complex feed.