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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-07-2013, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
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plant safe fish?

I am thinking on getiing Redhook Silverdollars for a planted tank. the tank has jave ferns, anubus and mosses planted on the driftwood only.
will the Redhooks leave thses plants alone? tank is 80 gallons
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plant safe fish?

Yah, no
Silver dollars and plants is a BIG NO NO

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Silver Dollars and planted aquariums are about as compatible as a school of guppies and a 10" Oscar.
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thank you! I knew it was best to ask!
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Silver Dollars and planted aquariums are about as compatible as a school of guppies and a 10" Oscar.
Actually, the oscar might ignore the guppies since the oscar is so much bigger....I heard of someone that kept a silver arrowana with a school of cardinals once.

Fun fact, I did see ONCE and only ONCE a planted 125 gallon tank with a school of healthy silver dollars and severums....of course the plants used where mostly things like java fern and anubias and I doubt trying an experiment like that is really worth it if your main focus is the plant selection as opposed to the fish with the plants being an accent in the environment.

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I have seen Juvi oscars school with guppies, then realize they are tasty and pick off a few, then back to schooling.
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