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Plant eating fish
David Brooks wrote:
>Fish Plants attacked
>clown loaches red mellon sword
>Kribensis Anubias spp
>SAEs Anubias spp, mayaca, rotala wallachii
I've heard Siver Dollars are one of the worst.
Clown loaches will eat Anubias flowers and they punch holes in the leaves
About Kribensis -- mine don't bother Anubias but decimate, mayaca, mexican
oak leaf, ambulia, giant hygro when they are hungry -- probably more but I
haven't given them the chance. They *don't* eat Java Fern or Moss, Anubias
nana, sword ferns (green or red), bolbitis heudelotti, or Ceratopterus T.
About SAEs -- I do not believe they eat plants. I concede they *might* if
they were starving but you'd have to have a VERY,VERY clean tank for them
to have nothing to eat. I have very big SAEs (4 inches) with Anubias,
mayaca, rotala and lots of other soft and yummy plants. They have never
eaten any even when I go off for a week and they don't get fed. They have
*appeared* to be eating mayaca but on close inspection they are carefully
grooming each little leaf. If there is a tuft of algae on the end of the
leaf they will tug on it. I have seen a few leaves fall off when they do
this (probably loose) and they let it drift away when that happens. I have
never seen them eat it. I think they are falsely accused.