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Frogbit (1 Cup Portion)

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Introducing Frogbit (Limnobium spongia), a charming and versatile floating aquatic plant that will bring a touch of natural beauty to your freshwater aquarium or pond. This delightful plant features heart-shaped leaves and small white flowers that add a delightful touch to any aquatic landscape.

Frogbit is a free-floating plant that naturally floats on the water's surface, creating a lush green carpet and providing essential shade for the aquatic inhabitants below. Its floating nature makes it easy to care for, as it requires no planting and minimal maintenance.

This aquatic gem is known for its ability to absorb excess nutrients from the water, helping to maintain water quality and prevent algae growth. It also provides a safe and sheltered space for small fish, shrimp, and fry, making it an essential addition to any community aquarium.

Care Requirements:

Frogbit thrives in freshwater environments with a temperature range of 18 to 30°C (64 to 86°F). It prefers moderate to high lighting conditions, making it an excellent choice for well-lit areas of your aquarium or pond.

As a floating plant, Frogbit can be left to drift on the water's surface, or you can anchor it gently to prevent it from floating away. It doesn't require any substrate or planting, making it a convenient choice for aquarists of all levels.

Compatibility: Frogbit is a non-invasive plant and is generally compatible with a wide range of freshwater aquarium inhabitants. It coexists well with fish, shrimp, and other aquatic plants, making it a valuable addition to any ecosystem.

For a touch of natural beauty and the benefits of nutrient absorption in your aquatic world, consider adding Frogbit. Its heartwarming appearance and practical benefits will make it a beloved feature in your aquarium or pond.


Type: Floating aquatic plant

Origin: North and South America

Growth Rate: Rapid

Color: Green

Temperature: 18 to 30°C (64 to 86°F)

Light Demand: Moderate to high

CO2: Not required Fertilizer: Not required

Placement: Floating on the water's surface or gently anchored