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>Date: Sun, 30 Aug 1998 11:11:47 EDT
>From: IDMiamiBob at aol_com
>Subject: Re: Cichlid help
>> I have never heard of cichlids being described as plant eaters, but many
>> plant 'disrupters.' In the process of making their nests, they can
>> of gravel, and WILL dig up any plant that's in their way. This is
>> behaviour you are witnessing with your bumblebee
>African Lake Cichlids are vegetarian almost exclusively. I would not
>recommend them in any planted tank.
Not all African Lake Cichlids. Neolamprologus and Julidichromis species and
others from L. Tanganyika do not bother plants. It is the mbuna from Lake
Malawi that are the known grazers.
There are also some neotropical cichlids that are herbivores or omnivores
and will nibble.