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Re: Pleco damage

I have no idea as to the cause of the specific problem under discussion.

However, as to "pleco damage" to sword leaves, the pattern and depth of the
damage varies by species. Larger loricariids often create "chewed" looking
leaves, as suggested by Cavan. Many smaller loricariids (e.g., small
Peckoltia, Hypoptopoma spp., etc. ) have finer dentition and will make
leaves look pale and translucent without looking chewed.


> Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2000 15:20:41 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Cavan <millsman7 at yahoo_com>
> Subject: More on Pale leaves
> Roger:  It definitely looks different from pleco
> damage.  I think it was Sylvia who mentioned that
> pleco damaged leaves look chewed.  That has been my
> experience as well.  I had both problems on a rubin
> sword.  I didn't add as much potassium then, and I'm
> thinking that might be it.  There was definitely
> enough iron.  Your thoughts Tom?