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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-31-2007, 05:05 AM Thread Starter
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Who are my Vegetarians?

I started planting my 75g and EVERYthing I plant gets eaten in a few days.
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2 Large Silver Dollars
3 Rosie Barbs
1 Silver Loach ???
3 Corys

Any ideas who is eating all my vegs?
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Most likely the Silver Dollars. I heard of them eating plants.

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Most likely the Silver Dollars. I heard of them eating plants.

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You're so right. Silver dollars will easily mow down the whole planted tank.
Loaches also eat plants. I had clowns and yoyos consuming my Amazon swords last year.

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Well most loaches(never heard about Clown Loaches) dont eat plants. I guess it truly depends on their diet I guess.
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i'd go for the rosy barbs too.. barbs love to munch on soft plants.
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Yeah but I never had problems with Barbs. I had Barbs in a 10g with Hornwort and other plants of such(when I didnt know anything) and no one ate anything.
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Well most loaches(never heard about Clown Loaches) dont eat plants. I guess it truly depends on their diet I guess.
There are exceptions such as the kuhlis. Unfortunately, some loaches will just consume plants despite the fact that they are well-fed.

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Yeah but I never had problems with Barbs. I had Barbs in a 10g with Hornwort and other plants of such(when I didnt know anything) and no one ate anything.
Hornworts are rather tough and feathery so barbs don't easily consume them.

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yeah, nobody would go for hornwort... not even a pleco...
whatever you do, don't add a common pleco.. I had you give mine away to my sister. you can get a bristle nose pleco, otos, and rubber lip.
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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-31-2007, 05:19 AM Thread Starter
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I'm talking "SHREDDED" eaten to the ground in days. I was thinking the Silver Dollars too. They are pretty good sized and the plants disappear quick.
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Can't keep air plants alive so let's try planted aquariums. I probably won't over water these.

55g Hospital Tank
75g temp Amazon River Basin
120g New Planted Tank 1/30/07

Hope to raise Angels & Discus
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I still say the Silver Dollars are the main Culprates!
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I still say the Silver Dollars are the main Culprates!
I second that. Loaches bore holes on the leaves and in your case, it's shredding hence your silver dollars are the culprits.

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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-01-2007, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all your input. this backs up our guess.

FishProfiles.com - Myleus rubripinnis

Can't keep air plants alive so let's try planted aquariums. I probably won't over water these.

55g Hospital Tank
75g temp Amazon River Basin
120g New Planted Tank 1/30/07

Hope to raise Angels & Discus
120g Ciclid Tank
955g Freshwater Game Fish (yes 955 US gallons)
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Thanks for all your input. this backs up our guess.

FishProfiles.com - Myleus rubripinnis
Is that the species of silver dollar you were keeping? Lovely fish. I kept Metynnis argenteus before which is different from Myleus rubripinnis. Both are still voracious vegetarians.

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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old 02-01-2007, 03:37 AM Thread Starter
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That's my little fellows. If I ever figure out how to take a picture of an aquarium, I will post pics.
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