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Clown Loach Eating Plants?

Yes, I have had the same behavior from my loaches (two clown loaches and
two marbled loaches).  They only eat/make holes on the new leaves of my
giant hygro and sword plants, and leave the crypts, java fern, and val
alone.  I guess some plants taste better.

>>Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 16:04:27 EST
>>From: MidMOPub at aol_com
>>Subject: Clown Loach Eating Plants?

>>   I have been noticing that all my sword plants in my 29 gal tank were
>>getting holes through out one or two leaves apiece.  I had suspected my
>>algae Eater because I have been warned that they sometimes can attack
>>Today when I woke up I heard a very annoying clicking sound from the tank. I
>>turned the tank light on and waited for it to start again. The gang of 3
>>clown loaches were attacking a helpless sword leaf! It amazed me to hear
>>load clicking noise and see a new hole appear where they just attacked. I
>>looked on many online info source before I bought these rather expensive
>>(clown loaches, $12 each) and nothing indicated to me that they attacked

>>   My question is has anybody else experienced this same phenomenon? (Did I
>>just miss that paragraph that describes their vegetarian diet?)
Michael Cameron
Flash Memory Product Engineer
Texas Instruments
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