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Re: swordtail/platy damage

In a message dated 05/23/2000 3:53:29 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

<<Does anyone have any experience with either platys or swordtails doing 
damage to this plant?
My experience with swordtails is that they will nibble on most soft-leaved 
plants. I am not sure if they are after algae or the plant itself. Now I will 
see them picking on tougher-leaved plants(anubias) too, but they are just 
cleaning up algae, can't rip the leaf. I think live-bearers appreciate more 
vegetable matter. Try feeding spirulina flakes or spinach or zucchini every 
now and then. This may ease the damage to your plants. This is just my 
Good luck!
In rainy Pittsburgh