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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-01-2014, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Question Ramshorn Snail decimating only 1 plant...

I have a good amount of ramshorn snails, i generally enjoy that they keep the tank clean and damage only the occasional leaf.

I just placed a new bucephalandra (i already have several other bucephalandra's in the tank) plant in my tank, with 8 healthy leaves. The next day, there were 3 healthy leaves after the snails attacked, i moved it to another tank (still ramshorn snails), and 2 days later, i have 1 leaf.

Has this happened to other people? Is there any way to save the plant, because all 3 of my tanks have snails?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 04-01-2014, 06:13 PM
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Perhaps those leaves are the emersed variety that need to die off or be eaten so it can grow back in its submersed form?
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That makes sense. I hope that is what it is. It is now leafless.
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