Platy with a side of moss.
Planted Tank Forums
Your Tanks Image Hosting *Tank Tracker * Plant Profiles Fish Profiles Planted Tank Guide Photo Gallery Articles

Go Back   The Planted Tank Forum > Specific Aspects of a Planted Tank > Fish


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-30-2004, 02:13 AM   #1
Arvo
Algae Grower
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: PA
Posts: 18
Default

Platy with a side of moss.


Platy, which I have in a tank for my kids, pick at algae on plants, glass and wood. I want to add moss on the wood. Will they cause any negligible damage or just harmlessly pick at the moss?
Arvo is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-30-2004, 02:21 AM   #2
fedge
Planted Tank Obsessed
 
fedge's Avatar
 
PTrader: (2/100%)
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Iowa, USA
Posts: 460
Default

Hmmm.. Platy, in my tank, are babies or juveniles an they only eat plants that are dead or dying(like Senegalis leaves that died from Bleach treatment).. they do'nt really pick at the plants if they are healthy. However, it depends really on weather they have a choice on things. If you supliment their diets with things like spinach they may leave other things alone.

If you are buying the moss SPECIFICALLY for that tank, I would be cautious. If you have another tank put half in that tank and half in the one with the platy... see what happens..
__________________
Help control the pet population...spay or neuter people won't spay or neuter their dogs or cats!
fedge is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-30-2004, 03:05 PM   #3
trenac
Wannabe Guru
 
trenac's Avatar
 
PTrader: (0/0%)
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: North Carolina, Traid area
Posts: 1,044
Default

They should do no damage to the Moss. I have Java moss with a Molly which also picks at algae & does no damage to the plants.
__________________
He who angers you, controls you!
trenac is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Planted Tank Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Help! Invasion of the Java Moss Monster Pearljam11 General Planted Tank Discussion 16 09-28-2004 06:45 PM
Christmas Moss, mini moss and dwarf sag pufferfreak Plants 6 09-09-2004 11:18 PM
Moss Milkshakes ^iMp^ Riparium/Terrarium/Vivarium 13 04-02-2004 10:34 PM
Exciting Moss information! Geo General Planted Tank Discussion 12 02-11-2004 04:59 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright Planted Tank LLC 2012