Fish, Snail and Shrimp Friendly
Will prey on Mosquito Larva;None of these species are capable of preying upon the majority of aquatic insects or larger prey and instead prey upon zooplankton and similar-sized organisms. In general, one need not worry about these plants eating aquarium fishes.
Some of these plants may be able to eat small numbers of fry, but even this is unlikely. Essentially, anything larger than brine shrimp is completely safe with these plants. They can be successfully fed frozen or live Daphnia, bloodworms, mosquito larvae, and the like.
Bladderworts are well known for their stunning flowers. Indeed, if you’ve ever visited a muddy pond and noticed a small, flowering aquatic plant, it was probably a bladderwort. The flowers may be bright yellow, purple, or white (as well as other colors) and, though small, are quite stunning, particularly en masse. These plants flower easily in aquaria as well, with bright flowers held above the water. The color and appearance of flowers varies among species.
U. gibba, known as floating bladderwort, is a free-floating species that will not root. It can form large, floating mats in the wild. It has an almost cosmopolitan distribution, as it is found throughout the United States, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The bright yellow flowers are held on stems above the water. This is a remarkably easy plant to culture. It can be grown in a clear glass container in a bright window. This is the bladderwort many aquarists are most familiar with.