Re: NANFA-- Wild plants.

John B (
Fri, 26 Mar 2004 17:49:28 -0600

Absolutamente! Plants is plants regardless of where you get them. I
currently have in my tank wild collected
Some sort of Fontanalis sp. Moss (antipyretica?)
Ludwigia glandulosa
And the fish love em'

Here's a link to a little presentation I've done on Native Texas Plants
Its part of a larger presentation.
Many of these plants you might recognize as common aquarium plants.

A 1-20 concentration of bleach to water will remove bost of the badies
(algae, eggs and stuff) for 10 seconds.
Less exposure for Mosses and Complex Algaes (Chara and Nitella). Go
over them well prior to placing in the tank to remove decaying leaves
and "hitchhikers".

John wrote:

>I just decided to upgrade my 10 gallon bicher (exotic) tank to a 50 breeder.
>So my question is, can wild aquatic plants be used with a fish bought in a
>pet store? FYI it was wild collected from tropical Africa.
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