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While boating in a lake, I saw lots of clumps of these in the water. Does anyone know what type of plant this is? It's sorta like hornwort but it has different shaped pines that the ones in my aquarium.

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Its just wild hornworts. I wouldn't put them in a tank, you do not know what sorts of microorganisms it may carry. They also change a bit to adapt to their changing environment.
 

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If it is anything like its "domesticated cousin" found in retail, I would take a pass. Pet Store hornwort "sheds needles" like crazy which can really add to one's filter/tank maintenance routine.
 
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