Plants vs Fish
Hello Kin. The fish are fine, just supplementing their diet with a little fiber. My fish do the same. Keeps them healthy. So, all you need to do is look for tougher plants. Depending on your lighting, I've found Java fern, Pennywort, most of the Amazon swords pretty tough, and two that a lot of people haven't heard about, let alone plant is Crinum thaianum "Onion plant". This guy gets tall and will spread across the surface of the tank. The leaves are very tough and even large fish can only pick at the algae on the leaves. I get the bulbs and sprout them in a 10 G and then replant them. The other plant is the Peace lily or "Spathiphyllum wallisii". It's not a true aquatic plant, but it will do well totally under water for as long as most tropicals. Underwater, and under lower light, it turns a light green. It has tough leaves and gets pretty tall too. I have some tall plants in a 45 G tall and some shorter ones in a 30 G.