by Thomas Barr <tcbiii/yahoo.com> (Mon, 25 Dec 2000)
by Thomas Barr <tcbiii/yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2000
> Subject: Utricularia gibba -- fry killer?
> This plant came in tomy tank as a hitch hiker that I
> noticed but didn't pay much attention to. I have
> noticed its small bladders that are capable of
> capturing tiny aquatic creatures. My question is what
> kinds of creatures that might mean. Tetra fry? I
> thought I got rid of it a while back, but just
> recently found a bunch intertwined with some Rotala.
> Surprisingly, the first Baensch Atlas recommends it as
> a good plant for the fry tank. I find this hard to
> believe. In removing it, I spotted a few bladders
> that appeared to contain something. Anyone?
> >I arched an eyebrow at this statement when I read it
> Later, Cavan who can raise EITHER eyebrow
> independently of the other
Sure Ultricularia will eat fry but you have to take the fry and
push them into the bladders and -then- take the picture. It's
sensationalism since they are insectivores, not true fish/fry
eaters. They don't eat fry.