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Are Silver Dollars safe for a planted tank?

Are Silver Dollars safe for a planted tank?

I have 3 4-5 inch silver dollars.

I have had them for 8 years. Will they be okay in a planted tank? Or will they munch on all the plants?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-12-2008, 01:21 PM
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They will munch from my experience. There are certain plants they wont eat, but your selection of plants is greatly limited by thier presence.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-12-2008, 01:31 PM
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Nope, they love their greens.

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+1 nope, they love their greens

hey...my algae pearls
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Oh well.. I love these guys.. I've grown them from the size of a nickel!

Sounds like a good reason to set up ANOTHER tank..
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OOOOO got pics???

If you love them that much...you should have pics..
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from what i have rea the lower tech plants tend to be in less danger so like java moss, java ferns are ok sometimes. just get a load of cuttings and see which they wont eat.
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Silver Dollars are pretty serious plant eaters, but you could try something really tough - maybe float some hornwort and see......

Yes, pics please! I love Silver dollars too.
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Cough pic? cough...
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