Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V1 #237
> From: svr at eecs_umich.edu (Steve Robertson)
> Date: Tue, 6 Feb 1996 11:50:14 -0500
> Subject: SAE's in Southeastern Michigan
> On a related note, I bought an Anubias Nana about three weeks ago, and the
> plant was flowering in the store. When I brought it home and put it in my
> tank, my SAE's started nibbling on the flower bud and now it's nothing but
> a naked stem sticking out of the plant.
> Has anyone seen this before? Any suggestions on how to prevent this?
> (Maybe the SAE's aren't getting enough algae?)
I have quite a bit of Anubias Nana in my tank and it flowers quite
often. However almost every time SAE's gang up on it and reduce it
to a 'naked stem' as you have put it. I have no idea what to think
about it..... perhaps just getting some vegetable matter they are
missing in their diet???
Franc Gorenc Kitchener, Canada
franc at golden_net