[ATTACH=full]104212[/ATTACH] [ATTACH=full]104213[/ATTACH] I introduced some water lettuce to my small patio container pond recently. The residents are two 6" shubunkins, a few mosquito fish, and two trapdoor snails. A short time ago, I also put in an aquaclear filter to keep the water clean, although I think the pump may be a bit too powerful. \n\nLooked at the WL roots the other day to see if they needed trimming, and found this on the underside of one, with another "bud" on the way. This one also looks like something has chewed away all of the roots to a stump. \n\nFor a few moments, I entertained the fantasy that the shubbies' recent spawning frenzy had been productive. :D Do water lettuce have underwater flowers? Or is something else going on? I thought shubunkins didn't eat WL?