Carnivorous plants aquarium - New to Planted Aquariums - Aquatic Plant Central

Go Back   Aquatic Plant Central > Welcome Forums! > New to Planted Aquariums

New to Planted Aquariums Don't know where to begin? Find your answer here.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-13-2019, 08:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
dbwall07@yahoo.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Posts: 1
iTrader Ratings: 0
dbwall07@yahoo.com is a regular member
Default Carnivorous plants aquarium

I saw a fantastic cp aquarium on here that I inquired with the original poster about. I have a bunch of temperate carnivores that I'm told don't need cold temps to experience dormancy, but rather less light. Can I keep a mix of temperates and tropicals alive in the same tank in the winter at roughly 65-68F? I'm concerned I will kill them all. I have the correct lighting and can use a timer but the temperature concerns me. I can also water less in winter. If I add a hood to the tank can I make the temperature cooler inside somehow? All suggestions appreciated greatly.
dbwall07@yahoo.com is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]
Old 02-13-2019, 02:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
Moderator
 
hoppycalif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Brentwood, CA, USA
Posts: 6,840
iTrader Ratings: 22
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
hoppycalif is a valuable member of the community hoppycalif is a valuable member of the community hoppycalif is a valuable member of the community
Default Re: Carnivorous plants aquarium

Welcome to APC!

That is an interesting question. I didn't know there were any carnivorous aquatic plants. Tell us some more about them. Do they eat the fish? (I never thought I would ask that!)
hoppycalif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-13-2019, 03:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mistergreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,260
iTrader Ratings: 0
mistergreen is a regular member
Default Re: Carnivorous plants aquarium

I think he meant terrestrial carnivorous in aquariums. You can float them on rafts.

Bladderworts, Utricularia is fully aquatic carnivorous.

No idea on the temperature question.
mistergreen is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 02-13-2019, 07:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
DutchMuch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2,602
iTrader Ratings: 21
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
DutchMuch is a regular member
Default Re: Carnivorous plants aquarium

Quote:
Originally Posted by hoppycalif View Post
Welcome to APC!

That is an interesting question. I didn't know there were any carnivorous aquatic plants. Tell us some more about them. Do they eat the fish? (I never thought I would ask that!)
isnt UG technically carnivorous.
DutchMuch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2019, 05:11 AM   #5 (permalink)
Moderator
 
hoppycalif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Brentwood, CA, USA
Posts: 6,840
iTrader Ratings: 22
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
hoppycalif is a valuable member of the community hoppycalif is a valuable member of the community hoppycalif is a valuable member of the community
Default Re: Carnivorous plants aquarium

I had forgotten about UG! That was a plant I wanted to try some day. I wonder if it would keep baby snails in control?
hoppycalif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2019, 07:01 AM   #6 (permalink)
Moderator
 
Michael's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 5,226
iTrader Ratings: 0
Michael is a regular member
Default Re: Carnivorous plants aquarium

Hoppy, be careful what you ask for! Utricularia gibba can be a serious pest in the aquarium, on the order of duckweed or hair algae. And it only eats microorganisms. U. radiata would be easier to manage, but requires low pH. I don't know if anyone has tried it in aquaria.
Michael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2019, 07:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
Moderator
 
hoppycalif's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Brentwood, CA, USA
Posts: 6,840
iTrader Ratings: 22
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
hoppycalif is a valuable member of the community hoppycalif is a valuable member of the community hoppycalif is a valuable member of the community
Default Re: Carnivorous plants aquarium

Utricularia graminifolia is the civilized variety of Utricularia. I have already had the pleasure of meeting its uncivilized relative!
hoppycalif is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2019, 09:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
mistergreen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,260
iTrader Ratings: 0
mistergreen is a regular member
Default Re: Carnivorous plants aquarium

I thought it was funny we don't see UG much. I found this
https://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/...minifolia.html

Looks like it needs soft water like most terrestrial carnivorous to live.
mistergreen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2019, 04:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
DutchMuch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2,602
iTrader Ratings: 21
iTrader Positive Rating: 100%
DutchMuch is a regular member
Default Re: Carnivorous plants aquarium

Quote:
Originally Posted by Michael View Post
Hoppy, be careful what you ask for! Utricularia gibba can be a serious pest in the aquarium, on the order of duckweed or hair algae. And it only eats microorganisms. U. radiata would be easier to manage, but requires low pH. I don't know if anyone has tried it in aquaria.
yep, i can confirm this. i have it. (the really invasive type)
DutchMuch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Aquatic Plant Central > Welcome Forums! > New to Planted Aquariums > Carnivorous plants aquarium

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1