Originally Posted by ReyesBetta
Is that stuff like kudzu?
I'm pretty sure Loosestrife if a flowering plant, right? Kudzu is a vine. A nasty vine that grows at an ungodly pace. But they are alike in that they both can grow out of control.
Down here we have a huge problem with Brazilian Pepper, a tree/bush that grows so thick it kills off anything else in the area. I've watched this one patch of it grow into a few acres. And it's related to poison ivy...
In that area there are also a TON of plecos (sailfin catfish/"algae-eaters") living in the canals. I actually went and checked it out and these are the biggest plecos I have ever seen in my life. Larger than my forearm at least. And they're everywhere! And those canals are no place for a fish, the water is disgusting.
I've always wondered why when a pet store tries to sell you a pleco they never ever tell you how BIG these fish get. People just assume they'll stay small and manageable forever and no one will tell them otherwise until it's too late... same thing with most poor unwanted pets that get dumped. They just get too big and no one had the courtesy to warn the potential owner from the get go.