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What plants are okay with pond snails.

I have a ten gallon planted witha red eye puffer in it.

I also have a two gallon tank with amano shrimp, ghost shrimp and many pond snails. I really like the pond snails actually. There are probably about 40 of them, and there are several clusters of eggs.

I dont plan to eradicate them, but I do plan to plant the 2 gallon tank heavily.

what are some plants that snails have a hard time eating, or avoid all together?
I have some java fern that i will transfer from the 10 gallon, I dont think the snails will eat that.

I really like cabomba, but i think the snails will eat that, and the lighting i have is probably not adequate.

Perhaps some anubias? So dang expensive!
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How long have you had your puffer?

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These plants are not eaten by my pond snails and ramshorns although I see them grazing on the surfaces:

Java moss, weeping moss, spiky moss
Java Fern
Water wisteria- this is probably the most popular grazing spot but I have yet to see holes on the leaves
Marimo
Bacopa monnieri
Nymphoidea 'Taiwan'
Dwarf sag
Brazilian pennywort
Ludwigia
Frog bit
Anubias

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Hi dzarren. Welcome.

Let's put it this way, pond snails do not eat healty plants. But when a leaf is weakening, by say lack of nutrients, snails will eat any part that is decaying. It's a favor the snails do to you.

I have pond snails in all my tanks with many plants.


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Thats great to hear.

I have had the puffer for a bit under one year.

"Red eye red tail puffer" female
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Awesome I have a male red eye red tailed for quite a few months he's got a 29 gallon with some corys, CAE, and about 8 guppies and about a dozen new babies I'm going to pull out and put in my baby guppie tank

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Do u mind posting a pic?

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Pond snails seem to only be eating my S. Repens.... By eating I mean destroying it.


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U have snails in your puffer tank?

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i will get a decent photo/video up soon and post.

no there are zero snails in the puffer tank.

here ya go.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVst...ature=youtu.be

my favorite, only the best for thine.
let me know if you have any questions.

Under the advice of those on this post, i have gone ahead and planted the 2 gallon.

It has the following as stock now.
2 ember tetra
4 amano shrimp
5 ghost shrimp
~30 pond snails
the rarer java fern
jungle val it appears

yes it is very heavily stocked, but the filtration i have it is disproportionately large.



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Hi dzarren. Welcome.

Let's put it this way, pond snails do not eat healty plants. But when a leat is weakening, by say lack of nutrients, snails will eat any part that is decaying. It's a favor the snails do to you.

I have pond snails in all my tanks with many plants.
+1. Same here.


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