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Re: Plant Eating Tetras

Cavan <millsman7 at yahoo_com> wrote:

> I have a bunch of Columbian red fin and diamond tetras
> in my 30.  I know that the Columbians eat some plants.
>  The nibble polysperma down to a nub and destroyed the
> Hemianthus I had.  Now, there are little bites chewed
> out of Blyxa japonica leaves.  That's where I draw the
> line.  I'm pretty sure it's the Columbians.  Do
> diamond tetras do that too?
> What are some good schooling fish that will not, under
> any circumstances, eat plants?
> Rainbows?
> Congo tetras?
> Rasboras?
> Thanks, Cavan

DO NOT use Buenos Aires Tetras (Hemigrammus caudovittatus).
If not well fed with palnt-based flakes, they can munch an 
entire Anubias nana leaf out of existence in a few hours 
(mine do...). They are not good community fish either.

- Ivo Busko
  Baltimore, MD

  "Buy a fish, Save a tree !"
  Project Piaba: http://www.angelfire.com/pq/piaba/