Habitat - Outdoor :: How to protect pond plants from overzealous turtles

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Post Posted: Sun May 19, 2024 4:37 pm   How to protect pond plants from overzealous turtles

This is my second year with 5 RES in my 8000 gallon koi pond. This year they are destroying my lilies. I'm happy for them to eat the greens but they are killing the lilies. :( I have tried offering leafy greens but they are not interested. They take a bite and then spit it out.

Does anyone else have experience with protecting their plants? Also, what greens do you feed your RES? I saw a floating ball thing to put greens in, does anyone have experience with that?

Thanks for any advice you have. :)
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Post Posted: Mon May 20, 2024 9:12 pm   Re: How to protect pond plants from overzealous turtles

I'd try some other plants in there, and maybe some sort of physical barrier though I'm not sure if you want to go that route. I'm not sure if a floating ball would work, they usually like their greens stationary. So maybe some sort of feeding ring, though I don't think anyone has tried that just for greens.
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