Cabomba Uk

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Hey everyone,
I was looking at plants on ebay and found that quite a few people were selling cabomba. I thought this was illegal in Britain? I thought it was classed as invasive so people weren't allowed to trade it. If it is not illegal I would love to buy some. I was wanting to buy around 50 stem plants, a mixture of different plants, and it was hard to find people that weren't selling cabomba. Here is a link to one place that was selling it in a mixed group of plants but loads of other people were selling it too


Could anyone confirm for me whether it is legal to buy this stuff? Thanks
 

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I know it was banned to be used in outdoor ponds etc in 2016 along with a long list of other pond plants... But using it in a aquarium I am not to sure if the law covers that too.....
 

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Hi, it is on the list of banned plants here
They maybe getting around the ban if they’re selling a different variety of Cabomba than is named
 
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Thank you both. Do you think it is ok for me to buy it? It would just be used in my indoor tanks.

Edit: That link says that cabomba caroliniana is banned however this particular seller was selling cabomba aquatica and cabomba piauhyensis
 

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I have some in my initial aquarium but it will be gone by the end of the week

Came as part of a pack of various plants from

Plants were fine apart from harbouring snail explosions that did not die despite many treatments plus a 2 week soak in a salt bath. reason for getting rid of the live plants is that they simply unsuited to what I want from the aquarium and the fish & snails either ate them, ripped them or dug them up, so they are being replaced with artificial instead
 

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I can't be 100% certain but I think if you used it indoors and disposed of it correctly after use or when dead etc then your doing no harm personally..
 

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As long as it’s not one of the named banned species then I think you’ll be ok to buy some
 
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Ok thanks everyone. I think I will get some since it isn't cabomba caroliniana
 

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