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Duckweed Portion Size You will receive a 10x10cm portion of duckweed, with at least 200 plantlets.  Duckweed is a straightforward and versatile plant to keep, and they provide...
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Duckweed

Portion Size

You will receive a 10x10cm portion of duckweed, with at least 200 plantlets. 

Duckweed is a straightforward and versatile plant to keep, and they provide cover for fish species that prefer lower light and provides wonderful grazing spots for shrimp to feed. Goldfish and other species love to eat it. It is great for fry to hide in, and it's great for algae control. It is extremely hardy and tolerant of a wide range of water parameters and temperatures. 

Duckweed (Lemna minor) is a small floating aquatic plant found in Australian ponds and lakes. Duckweed is a fast-growing plant and can double its size every 2-3 days. A portion of this size will eventually grow to sufficiently cover your tank or pond (if you want it to) quickly. Duckweed sucks out excess nutrients and nitrates from your fish tank to control algae and keep it healthy.

What is Duckweed?

Duckweed is a hardy aquarium plant with 30 distinct species.

Duckweeds, water lentils, or water lenses (Lemnoideae) are aquatic flowering plants that float on the water surface of still or slow-moving bodies of freshwater and wetlands. 

This plant has a basic structure with no central stem or leaves. The majority of each plant comprises a small organized "thallus" or "frond" structure only a few cells thick, frequently with air pockets.

Vegetative reproduction is prevalent, with asexual budding (vegetative reproduction) originating from a meristem positioned at the base of the front.

The flower of the duckweed genus Wolffia is barely 0.3 millimetres long, making it the tiniest known.

How To Grow Duckweed in an Aquarium Rapidly

Duckweed is a water plant that grows in lakes and appears to be a green blanket over the surface. It's simple to cultivate, and it serves as natural food for many animals and prevents mosquitoes from breeding. You may grow it indoors in an aquarium or outdoors in a pond.

  • It is best to purchase duckweed from a pet store, and not harvested from nature because it will likely be parasite free and sterile. 
  • Duckweed can spread from one plantlet, and it propagates by growing and splitting into two smaller pieces.
  • Place the duckweed in the aquarium or pond.
  • Place the tray in an area that receives indirect sunlight or aquarium lights for at least 6 hours a day.
  • Change the water weekly.
  • Transplant the multiplied duckweed to your intended spot using a net.

Duckweed Plant Light Requirements

Duckweed thrives in a wide range of pHs, from 4.5 to 7.5, and can endure a wide range of temperatures by surviving at levels between 4.5 and 7.5. It is more cold tolerant than other aquatic plants and can withstand temperatures as low as 7°C for normal development.

Duckweed will go dormant on the pond bottom during Winter when temperatures drop below freezing. Due to radiation, a full, thick mat of duckweed may have a temperature of approximately 10° above ambient air conditions.

Buy Duckweed For Sale Online in Australia

It is a great way to add beauty and variety to your water garden. Duckweed is also a great addition to your pond or lake if you want to attract ducks or other waterfowl. Duckweed is easy to grow and care for, and it provides a valuable food source for ducks and other waterfowl. If you are interested in an online purchase of duckweed, please contact us today. 

Meet its giant cousin here!

Duckweed Plant Benefits For Your Aquarium

These aquatic blooming plants, sometimes known as water lenses, float on or just below the surface of still or slowly flowing freshwater bodies. Duckweed naturally grows in marshes, wetlands, rivers, lakes, and ponds, where it is most frequently used in goldfish aquariums, so duckweed control is necessary. This aquatic plant assists in water purification naturally by absorbing excess phosphates, nitrogen, and potassium from detergents, wastewater, and ammonia. It is adaptable to most climatic situations and simple to cultivate.

Characteristics of Duckweed Plant

  • This tiny plant resembles floating discs and has two leaves and one root. They are clustered on the water's surface and have a vivid green colour.
  • Pond duckweed can be both soft and hard.
  • Tropical climates are the greatest for growing pond duckweed plants, with water temperatures between 5 and 33 degrees Celsius. It sometimes resolves to the bottom of the aquarium and goes dormant in chilly climates, waiting for warmer water to re-stimulate development.
  • Little to no shade is preferred for lighting for duckweed plants. In bigger areas of water, duckweed grows best in direct sunshine. Fluorescent lights are a fantastic option for growth in closed culture containers. Since incandescent light bulbs tend to overheat plants, it is better to avoid using them as a source of illumination.
  • Ideal pH range: It can handle a pH range of 5 to 9 but prefers pH 6 to 8, which is found in lower alkaline water.

Features & Benefits:

1) The best food for grass carp, tilapia, common goldfish, etc.

2) Duckweed plant is a great source of protein and makes a great feed for chickens and other livestock.

3) They may be a nutritional supplement since they are a strong source of vitamins A and B.

4) Used to treat skin lesions with white areas.

5) Removes contaminants from water, including high nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium levels, and is suitable for wastewater treatment.

Visit Aquafy to see the selection of duckweed for sale in Australia. one of Australia's best online retailers for beautiful duckweed plants for aquariums that may completely transform the appearance of your tank.

Did You Know?

Since duckweed for sale is growing so much, you should keep in mind that pond duckweed is so fragile that physical handling is not advised. They get along well with goldfish. Duckweed is a self-sustaining plant that goldfish like for snacks. Therefore, when cultivated in bodies of water with goldfish, the prodigious growth of duckweed control is important.

Customer Reviews

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Brenton Huxham
Duck weed

The duckweed came in healthy however I think I might have too many snails because they keep eating it and it's dying but yeah, it's worth the price.

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Juliana l.
Comes with Bugs?

Was interested in duckweed and purchased one. I wasn’t too sure if it’s safe to put in my tank so I separated it and saw other creature with it not too sure if they are bugs or something else. See the photo and let me know what it is please. They look like black particles.

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R.G.
Duckweed

This really is a weed! No need to buy more than one lot!
This spreads so fast my goldfish are struggling to keep control! Great at eating up ammonia in the tank and it’s pretty to look at

T
Tabitha Hosking
Duckweed

Very fast shipping and great quality.

D
David Badger
Duckweed

Good quality, did expect more though

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
55%
(11)
10%
(2)
15%
(3)
10%
(2)
10%
(2)
B
Brenton Huxham
Duck weed

The duckweed came in healthy however I think I might have too many snails because they keep eating it and it's dying but yeah, it's worth the price.

J
Juliana l.
Comes with Bugs?

Was interested in duckweed and purchased one. I wasn’t too sure if it’s safe to put in my tank so I separated it and saw other creature with it not too sure if they are bugs or something else. See the photo and let me know what it is please. They look like black particles.

R
R.G.
Duckweed

This really is a weed! No need to buy more than one lot!
This spreads so fast my goldfish are struggling to keep control! Great at eating up ammonia in the tank and it’s pretty to look at

T
Tabitha Hosking
Duckweed

Very fast shipping and great quality.

D
David Badger
Duckweed

Good quality, did expect more though

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