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Re: Wallichii and Stellata& SAE's

>Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 21:49:53 -0500
>From: krandall at world_std.com
>Subject: Wallichii and Stellata& SAE's

>I haven't had Euseralis in a long time, so I can't remember.  But I grow R.
>wallachii regularly, and have SAE's in every tank.  They have never touched
>_healthy_ R. wallachii, but I have seen them eat it down to the stem if it
>starts to go down hill at all.  I think this is the same sort of behavior
>that has occasionally given snails a bad name.  I think that many soft
>leaved plants become more palatable when they have gone around the bend a
>bit. (like an over-ripe banana attracting fruit flies)

Hear! Hear! Karen, this is exactly what I have observed. In my opinion, if
SAEs start eating a plant, that plant or leaf is probably at death's door.
Or the SAE is not an SAE at all.

in Vancouver