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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 04-20-2019, 10:24 PM
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I'm fairly new to the planted tank hobby (been keeping fish for years, even tried my hand at a saltwater tank, but never a planted tank) so take my thoughts with a grain of salt. I noticed your inhabitants include an SAE. I recently set up my first planted tank and planted some glossostigma. The glossostigma seemed to be in fairly poor health (it was browning) when I bought it, but it was the last cup of it and I got them to discount it since it was browning. I for sure thought I could bring these guys back to life. Anyhow, within the first day or two after planting I noticed my SAE munching on the small leaves of the glossostigma, leaving just stems with nibbled off leaves. I only observed him doing this during moonlight hours though, never during daylight. During daylight he's always grazing away at algae or an algae tab. So just a thought, but maybe see if your SAE is having a feast during the evening before he goes to rest.
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@gridironking81 that is worth considering, thanks. Iíll keep an eye on it. I have a smaller planted tank that runs the same parameters, if this continues I may remove the SAE to that tank as an experiment, to see if that gets the AR mini back on track.
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