Banned Plants

Dch48

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I just discovered that the 2 most popular plants from my early aquarium days are now banned in New York. They are Anacharis (Elodea) and Cabomba. I especially used to like Cabomba. It's a shame these plants are banned because they are both beautiful additions to an aquarium.

I was born and raised on Long Island, NY and had my first aquariums there. I then moved to SW Florida in 1971 when I was 23, spent 35 years down there and now am back in NY for the last 12 years. I'm now in northern NY right on Lake Champlain. If I drive 20 miles to the north, I'm in Canada. I just got back into aquarium keeping after having been out of it since about 1990.
 

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Are they banned completely (not allowed at all) or are they banned from being brought into the state?
 
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It looks like Hornwort is not banned--yet. It is classified as a weed in some places.

TexasDomer said:
Are they banned completely (not allowed at all) or are they banned from being brought into the state?
Banned completely, cannot be sold.
 

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I would do a double check on the anacharis since their are multiple species. Quite a whiles back i found out that not all species are banned and you can still get a few where you live. However, i'm pretty sure all the cambomba is banned where you live.
 
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Banned completely, cannot be sold. This is since 2015, so not that long ago.
 

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Oh that's a bummer. I'm moving to NY in about a months so I guess it's good to know in advance.
 
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