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I think it is a carnivorous plants. Feeds on small crustaceans and other invertebrates, so probably not a good idea to keep it in a shrimp tank.

When I started a couple of years ago, I had some in my tanks. I manually removed it, which is quite hard because it frequently comes back. But with some effort I got rid of it completely.

The round things are bladder traps.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utricularia

 

http://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2013/06/11/five_different_ways_carnivorous_plants_eat_prey_106558.html

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Another thing. I would not sell, share or transplant plants from this tank unless you are sure you got rid of of this plant, e.g. that you have not seen it for a couple of months.

I would remove most or all of the moss from this tank, because its is so tough to get the Utricularia out of it.

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Another thing. I would not sell, share or transplant plants from this tank unless you are sure you got rid of of this plant, e.g. that you have not seen it for a couple of months.

I would remove most or all of the moss from this tank, because its is so tough to get the Utricularia out of it.

I did just this. I can't really say I've seen adverse effects from it. I see babies and adults eating biofilm off it and the moss.

I pretty much tore up the tank.

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