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Summer Time
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disease free snail free aquarium plants
« on: September 04, 2011, 08:59:10 PM »

I just bought a packaged plant that says "Disease Free Snail Free".  I got it at Petsmart, and there is no name brand on the package.  Has anyone tried these?  I wonder if I can trust their claim to be "Disease Free Snail Free".
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Re: disease free snail free aquarium plants
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2011, 01:04:34 AM »

Could be that the plant was never introduced to fish Smiley
You know the plants are cultivated in a sort of damp environment rather in a tank, so it's not that hard to just avoid putting it with any fish/potential disease carriers Wink
But it might be, if you're concerned, a good idea to keep the plant in an empty tank for a week or two.

(I doubt this one's going to last long though, the leaves look very, very tasty and edible Wink)
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Re: disease free snail free aquarium plants
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2011, 12:30:42 PM »

HAAAA!!  I thought you were going to say my plant looked like it was dying!  You make me laugh!  I bought it for them to eat.  I was trying to pick one that they'd like, so I picked the most tasty looking one!  I wonder how long it will last.  Grin  Thanks!

I tried to find information online, and all I found was the patent details.
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Re: disease free snail free aquarium plants
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2011, 12:31:52 PM »

Oh! How nice! Let me know how long it takes them to eat it Wink
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Re: disease free snail free aquarium plants
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2011, 12:42:02 PM »

I'll set my stopwatch  Wink
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Re: disease free snail free aquarium plants
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2011, 05:25:58 PM »

I'm hungry Tongue.
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Re: disease free snail free aquarium plants
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2011, 09:08:27 PM »

you could also try googling it sumertime, I find these days if people find a prob with something, they like to let others now, and forums are littered with this sort of info, its a brave new world and I like to check out all my purchases for potential disaster... cheers
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Re: disease free snail free aquarium plants
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2011, 09:56:36 PM »

Fantailer, you're hilarious!

Ron, I have checked the internet, and all I found was the patent.  It's hard to search on too because there is no name on the package.  Nothing came up in the forums, but maybe if I try searching individual ones.  I used Yahoo!, wonder if Google would bring up different sites.  Thanks
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Re: disease free snail free aquarium plants
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2011, 06:27:25 AM »

its always worth a look anyway, and different search engines do yeild differing results, but it is usually rated by date (latest first)so sometimes the info is buried a few pages deeper...
and fantailer always cracks me up too... cheers
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Re: disease free snail free aquarium plants
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2011, 03:37:35 PM »

Thanks. Smiley
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Re: disease free snail free aquarium plants
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2011, 09:57:26 PM »

I really like these plants!!  They are so clean and healthy!  Just this one package yielded 5 separate pieces that can be planted in the substrate.  I hope they thrive!

They went into my main tank today, but I bet I could have put them in the first day, I was just being cautious... I'm starting the stopwatch...  Cheesy
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Re: disease free snail free aquarium plants
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2011, 03:40:37 AM »

Ha! Cheesy
I really wanted some more plants in my tank lately... all kinds f plants! Grin But I'm a bit concerned that I'll just have to add some silk plants or something... seriously, SOMEONE is eating the Java Fern and Anubias even! I don't know if it's the Pleco or the goldfish... xD
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Re: disease free snail free aquarium plants
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2011, 04:32:33 AM »

Nossie I think they would! Mine were trying to eat the plastic plants! Roll Eyes
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Re: disease free snail free aquarium plants
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2011, 10:25:31 AM »

They sure did like these plants!  They have steadily been decreasing and now only 1 small branch left.  This is their only food source during the week.  I felt bad one day because one of my fish had a really long poo, but it only happened that 1 time.

I also had to throw out a lot of branches that they must have pulled off, that were stuck to my filters.

I have bought some new plants with bigger leaves and will put them in today, I think Java Fern and Anubias.  One was in the "disease free snail free" package, and one in a "snail free" package.  I wonder if they will eat them too, like some of your fish do...
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Re: disease free snail free aquarium plants
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2011, 11:54:35 AM »

All my friends' goldfish haven't eaten Java Ferns, so I assume it's the pleco that's guilty of that... xD
But you'll see, it happens sometimes that they enjoy nibbling them, biting some pieces off in the process and then not actually eating them but leaving them to float... >>
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Re: disease free snail free aquarium plants
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2011, 09:37:19 PM »

I gave the wrong plant names - I have 2 Green Horemanii Sword and 1 Anubias.  My fish took to them right away, not eating but swimming thru them.  Not afraid of them but very natural and I can tell they like them.  I like having pretty live plants; I have gotten rid of most of my other decorations and will be buying more plants for them to hide in.  My goldfish seem to prefer it that way.
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