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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #1009

In a message dated 5/4/99 3:52:23 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:

> Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 08:04:16 -0400
>  From: "Scott Hudson" <Scott.Hudson at das_state.oh.us>
>  Subject: Lilaeopsis mower part 2
>  Hi all
>  I wrote the list about a month ago with a mystery as to what fish may be 
> tearing
>  up my otherwise healthy lilaeopis. At the time I suspected my zebra loach. 
>  would like to thank everyone who offered input.  I still have not caught 
> anyone
>  in the act but I am pretty sure it is a trio of flag fish. The new growth 
> the
>  lilaeopis is being chewed off to the ground. Also the growing tips of my 
> Vals
>  are taking damage. I know of nothing else in my tank that is such an 
> aggressive
>  herbivore.

My guess is it would be the Flag. I have raised and spawned Jordanella 
Floridae many times. They are basically omnivores but love tender plant 
shoot. This is probably your culprit.

Jim Eller 
killie NUT!