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Re: Brackish Plants
>I used to have a good link for brackish plant recommendations, but I
can't find it anymore. If anyone has a resource, please send it to me
off list. I would appreciate it.
>Also, I would like to buy some plants (clippings) that are already
acclimated to brackish or that would do well. If anyone is interested
in sending me some clippings in exchange for a donation to the fund
and paid shipping, please let me know.
It's been a while since you posted this JoAnn, and you have perhaps had
plenty of answers by now. I don't know an on-line resource, and if you have
gotten some positive responses off-line to your post, I would be pleased to
hear what you've learned. However, I was just looking through an old book I
have entitled "Brackish Aquariums" by Michael Gos, and it sparked my memory
about this post. The book is a bit dated, but there is a plant section.
The author's recommendations for brackish water are Java Fern (Microsorum
pteropus), Hygrophylia polysperma, and Sagittaria species. He also likes
Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum) and to a lesser extent, the pygmy chain
sword (Echinodorus tenellus). The most common problem he cites is that most
fish that are usually kept in brackish tanks are notorious plant eaters.
On a related topic, I saw mangrove seedlings offered for sale through the
That Fish Place catalog. They also offer a captive-mangrove "how-to" book
by Julian Sprung. Anyone out there have experience with this? It intrigues
me, but also smells like trouble. No?