Re: NANFA-- Almost died

Sajjad Lateef (
Sat, 28 Apr 2001 22:42:47 -0500 (CDT)

On Sat, 28 Apr 2001 wrote:
> of milfoil, all had a lot of zebra mussles cligned to the stems. There was
> also large colonies od sponges clinged to the plants. If I put the mussels in
> my aquariums, would they be a nuisance, or would they just filter the water?

A major nuisance, I would think. They may even colonize your water
and sewage pipes if they happen to get flushed down the drain (during a
water change). And, Drano may not be able to get rid of them. :)

I strongly suggest soaking the plants in a 1:19 bleach solution for 1 to 2
minutes to get rid of the mussels and their young (mini-mussels). Some
plants may not make it but then they probably would have died in your tank


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