Perhaps I should have left some food out for the snails when I left town this weekend. I had recently planted Corkscrew Val and upon return, every leaf been mowed down to about 2" in height (down 6-8" across the board). I only had to watch the tank for about 5 minutes before I saw the Apple snail make a trip to the salad bar, but I suspect he may have had dinner company in the form of my growing herd of MTS.
1) The snails have not gone after any plant matter that wasn't dead or dying. Is it possible that I bought a dying Corkscrew Val, or is this species known to be particularly appetizing to snails?
2) I'm inclined to replace the stubby remains of the plant with something more attractive, but before I do anything, I thought I'd open it up for discussion. If I leave it alone, is there a chance it will grow back (assuming it wasn't already dying)? If so, I may just leave it. If nothing else, I won't need to supplement food for the snails for awhile.