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Julie Monday
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Are these especially loved by snails?  I received some in an assortment of botanicals.

They seem especially delicate and prone to breaking down, but also the (pest/bladder) snails were all over it right away.  I have shrimp and otocinclus in that aquarium, which I really wanted to use it, but the snails annihilated it.  I don't want to get rid of the snails.

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On 6/11/2024 at 4:59 PM, Julie Monday said:

Are these especially loved by snails?  I received some in an assortment of botanicals.

They seem especially delicate and prone to breaking down, but also the (pest/bladder) snails were all over it right away.  I have shrimp and otocinclus in that aquarium, which I really wanted to use it, but the snails annihilated it.  I don't want to get rid of the snails.

Agree sounds like the snails really enjoyed the Mulberry leaves. @Julie Monday

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The only thing I can think is to increase the amount of leaves that go in at a time, I guess? So that the snails have some but also the shrimp and otos get some, too. On the other hand, that may just lead to a bump in snail population...

But yes, while I'm using magnolia leaves instead of mulberry, I've found the snails seem to jump on them a lot quicker and more thoroughly than the shrimp and otos (I've never actually seen my otos eating off of the leaves).

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