Petco Plants?

The Masked Shadow

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I have a 50 dollar petco gift card. I want to buy some plants from them, but I would be buying them for my prized possession tank, which I DO NOT want to deal with diseases or parasites.
 
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DO NOT want to deal with diseases or parasites.
I've personally purchased live plants in containers and in the aquariums from Petco. The only issue I have now is BB Algae that I've read can be introduced from plants. Snails probably is the biggest concern for me so I suggest thoroughly checking lfs aquariums for Snails.
I will be dipping my new plants in part water and peroxide before placing in the aquarium from now on.
 
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The Masked Shadow

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2 part water 1 part peroxide?

I will definetly Watch for snails

I already deeled With BBA, and have a Secret weapon if it does get introduced, as with other kinds of algae.

Is there any risk of deadly diseases or parasites?
 
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The Masked Shadow

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I don't know about deadly but would avoid plants if you notice dying or dead fish in that aquarium. Very possible for a plant to harbor a parasite hitchhiker.
What parasite hitchhiker may come along?
 
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