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Re: Hey, who's eating my plants?

I'd bet on the tetras.  I have 6 (I bought 3 - they keep having babies in my
community tank) and they keep my cardamine lyrata well trimmed.  They eat
only the tender new shoots.


>Within the last couple of months I've had a problem with something
>eating all of the new shoots on my anubias.  Possible suspects are:  15
>3 inch long SAE's,  4 Praecox rainbows, a couple of platy's, and some
>"blue/red" tetras.  The tetras are the most recent addition but that was
>about 6 months ago.  I have no idea what the species is but they are a
>high bodied fish two inches long with metallic blue bodies and bright
>red tails and fins.  There are also some pond snails but they have been
>in the tank since it was set up over a year ago.
>I think it is most likely fish that are eating them because large bite
>sized chunks are missing.  I've watched the tank but I've never seen
>anything take a bite.
>Any ideas who the culprit might be?