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Dash
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« on: May 13, 2008, 06:35:23 PM »

Eat tank plants... the lower leaves of my java Plant

Were eatten away so I took it out and replaced it with a soft plastic plant.

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« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2008, 09:42:31 PM »

Brigs do not eat plants. You probably have some pest snails in the tank that are eating the unhealthy parts of the plants.

Fake plants will work but if you can try to find a nice looking silk plant to replace the plastic one. They look more natural but of course that's just a suggestion and won't make a difference in your water quality or the health of your fish.

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« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 10:30:17 PM »

dash is you snail a brig or an apple snail? if its a true apple snail it *will* eat you plants, brigs in my experience wont however.

other snails will also eat plants, though preferably part that are already unhealthy like debra said (they may also eat healthy softer plants), these are often considered 'pest' snails, such as ramshorn and pond snails, or even younger spixi snails
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« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2008, 10:55:24 PM »

Brigs are apple snails. Pomacea Bridgessi  - aka - Brig./Apple Snail


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Canas eat plants but are now illegal so I really don't think that you could have accidentally bought one. Brigs are picky eaters, they do not eat plants.
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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008, 11:31:35 PM »

I have no other snails in my tank at all and I was given this snail from a co worker it looks like this and it's an apple snail..
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2008, 01:14:08 PM »

apologies debra i meant cana not apple snail though i didnt know it at the time :P
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