Well, I guess it could be the peckolita...but I think you may have hit the nail on the head with the malaysian snails--I do have quite a few--but with the increased algae growth in the tank they would be less inclinded to nibble the new shoots and more to graze on the algae. Hmmm. But I don't have that problemin any of my other anubias tanks with malaysian snails. I'll have to investigate that possibility. Dave.