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  Aquatic Aroids snails
From: REDRAGON40 at aol.com on 2009.09.24 at 08:23:02(20068)
Hi Marek:
Snails only eat certain types of algae, and some of them eat the plants, so
you have to be careful what you get There is a catfish called the
bristlenose cat (Ancistrus species) I would recommend a couple of those. They
only grow to about 4 inches max and do not bother any plants. The only
plants they eat are parts that are already dead or dying. They are totally safe
around other fish. Not only that, if you want to get rid of them after
your algae problems are gone, they are very easy to find homes for as they
are popular with aquarists. Just contact an aquarium club or offer them to
an aquarium shop. Contact me off list and I can give you a lot more info
about snails and catfish. (My adult daughter is a snail collector and can
tell you just about anything you want to know)
Carol Ross, Bucks County Aquaium Society < ' )))><

P.S. I subscribe to a botany site. Here is a link to a plant that was
featured the other day.

_Botany Photo of the Day: Amorphophallus aphyllus_

In a message dated 9/24/2009 1:17:54 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,



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