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Plants in a bottle .. good buy?

hey guys, when i go to petco or petsmart i always see plants in a little plastic tube for sale. any have any good experience with these?

good buy or not??
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I've purchased them and had no problem with them. Just be sure you are buying a true aquatic plant. The local Petsmart will label them aquatic vs semi-aquatic, the local Petco does not.
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I work there over the summer and stare at those. The only plant I know they carry for sure are java ferns.
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I have wasted my fair share of money on plants from petco and smart. YOU NEED to look the plant up online before buying from there.
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I've had very good luck with the anubias and wisteria I bought in the tubes. I was drawn to the idea of snail free plants! They are planted in a gelatinous goo that keeps them from drying out. I like them. (Petsmart's) I would think Petco's are from the same vendor.

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Petsmart is its own brand..top fin I believe.
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I had great luck with the anubias. The plants I was unfamiliar with I wrote the names of them down and looked them up cause i'd already read the stories of the bog plants in tubes from those 2 stores. So you'll want to do your research to make sure they are a true aquatic plant and what the light requirements are. I didn't have good luck with the swords or the wisteria. But I still have those same anubias plants that I got there from 3-4 years ago. And they did not have snails on them


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I was in Petco yesterday, and I recall that a large portion of their plants were not aquatic plants at all- Mondo grass, various garden variety plants - I was surprised. I see the same in Petsmart to a lesser degree in the loose plants they keep in the tanks. The bottled ones in Petsmart, however, were clearly labeled as "True Aquatic" or Semi-Aquatic" (which is a falsehood, too) the semi aquatics would be fine for terrariums, perhaps ripariums.

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I have some Anubias from petsmart and they are growing great for me.
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