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Are any of these toxic?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:00 pm
by QtCowgirl
We are looking at keeping our turtle tank planted both for the beauty, but also so our turtle can snack at his leisure. I've found a nice mixture of plants online, but I'm having a hard time finding if any of these are toxic before I order it. Thoughts? It's 50 plants including 1 Anubias,1 Red Amazon Sword, 2 Amazon Swords (Echinodorus argentinensis), 1 Java Fern, 4 Limnophila aquatica, 4 red Crypt walkeri, Cryptocoryne walkeri "Red", 5 stems of Egeria (Anacharis) densa, 8 stems of Bacopa monnierii, 4 stems of Narrow Leaf Hygrophila, Hygrophila salicifolia, 5 stems of Ludwigia repens, 5 stems of Hygrophila lancea, 10 stems of Rotala indica. And then we keep him stocked with duckweed as well.

Re: Are any of these toxic?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:19 pm
by steve
Here's my rundown:

Anubias Barteri (Anubias) - OK, but may not be edible
Bacopa Monnieri (Waterhyssop) - Maybe, but considered a no for tortoises
Cryptocoryne Walkeri (Red Crypt Walkeri) - Don't know
Echinodorus (Amazon Sword) - OK to use but supposedly bitter tasting
Egeria Densa (Anacharis) - Yes
Hygrophila Lancea - Don't know
Hygrophila Salicifolia - Don't know
Limnophila Aquatica (Giant Ambulia) - I think it's safe
Ludwigia Repens (Red Ludwigia) - OK, but may not be edible
Microsorum Pteropus (Java Fern) - Considered OK, some claim it can be toxic
Narrow Leaf Hygrophila - Don't know
Red Amazon Sword - Not sure of the difference with Amazon Sword
Rotala Indica - Should be OK

Keep in mind, some plants might need to be rooted or need substrate. Some plants with long stems and few leaves might not interest your turtle.

Re: Are any of these toxic?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:04 pm
by QtCowgirl
Thanks so much!!