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Re: Pond snail q's - pic of leaf
- To: Aquatic Plants Digest <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: Re: Pond snail q's - pic of leaf
- From: Chuck H <grendel at usit_net>
- Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 18:27:45 -0400
Naomi wrote of her holey Lysimachia:
It was taken before the problem got out of hand, but you can see the leaf
on the stem in the upper-left-hand area - it has the two holes. Now there
are many more holes and the transparent specks on almost every leaf on
every stem. Does it look like the evil-doings of a pond snail or can a
deficiency alone cause this?
I'm so sorry if I'm being pesky-persistent, but this is my new "favorite
plant" and I'm worried after what happened with my old "favorite plant."
Thanks for any help/advice you can send my way...
I'm fond of this plant, too, Naomi. Though the holes do look like they
could be snail damage, I agree with Paul; Common pond snails (Physa spp.)
don't eat plants unless the plant, or a portion of it, is already in
decay. Try either boosting traces or adding some extra Fe and see how it
reacts over the next few weeks.
Now, I'm curious. What was your old favorite and what happened to it?