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Re: Water sprite questions

> Date: Mon, 23 Mar 1998 07:19:02 -0800
> From: Karl Schoeler <krsfert at citilink_com>
> Actually there are at least four plants which are called water sprite by
> many people. They are: Ceratopteris pteroides, Ceratopteris thalictroides,
> Ceratopteris siliquosa, and Hygrophila difformis.  

Which is the broad leaved one often called C.cornuta?  

>> This is the first time I have seen it in years.  Since then, I have
>> seen the planted ones develop holes in the leaves.  I suspect they are on the
>> diest of one of the tank's inhabitants.  The suspects include Ottos, a pleco,
>> and Venezuelan Ramshorns.
> The pleco and the ramshorn snails gets it to 50/50 and I'd bet on the pleco,
> unless the snails have been starved of algae. 8-)

Not sure what Venezuelan ramshorns are, but my common red and black ramshorns
seem willing to eat water sprite.  They must be algae-starved.  Time to turn
more of them into live food.