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Re: [APD] Plants that apple snails won't eat...
Dunno about your area, but a couple of stores around here have actually
started selling bamboo as an aquatic plant. Dunno how viable it is. They
tell me it roots fairly fast. Wonder if your snails would go after that.
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Lemons" <john at johnlemons_com>
To: <aquatic-plants at actwin_com>
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2005 7:12 AM
Subject: Re: [APD] Plants that apple snails won't eat...
> Looks like I've got a couple of Pomacea canaliculata. Voracious plant
> eaters. :)
> My daughter likes them too much for me to consider getting rid of them, so
> guess I'll just not keep plants in that tank. :(
> I tried feeding them fresh spinach, cabage, and carrots this weekend and
> they loved it. My pl*co liked it too.
> At least I can keep them well fed without sacrificing my plants.
> >There are apple snails and there are ....apple snails.
> >Visit the web site Stuart Halliday suggested below and identify using the
> shell diagrams the type of snail you have.
> >Pomacea bridgesii do not eat plants. I've been breeding them for 5 years
> and if you keep them well fed they will not eat your plants. I've got
> of them in two heavily planted tanks.
> >If you have the variety that eats plants (and some are voracious eaters)
> then you will not be able to grow plants in that tank.
> >> John Lemons wrote:
> >>> I've got a couple of fist sized apple snails that my Daughter just
> >>> Problem is, they eat EVERYTHING. I don't mean nibble, I mean easily
> >>> consume whatever I put in there in very short order. I want to keep
> >>> some plants in the tank, but I'm not sure what, if anything they
> >>> won't eat. Anyone have any ideas?
> >> Amazing. I've got 6 and they don't eat any of my plants.
> >> I've got Pomacea bridgesii yellow.
> >> http://www.applesnail.net/content/species/pomacea_bridgesi.htm
> >> --
> >> Stuart Halliday
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