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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-12-2006, 11:54 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy What to Do? Fish destroying plants!

One week ago I introduced three healthy 1 1/2 inch Bleeding Heart Tetras to my 20 gallon community tank, all seemed well. Yesterday I was given two very, very active 1 1/2 inch Emporer Tetras which I added to the tank as well. Someone is chewing, ripping and tearing up my live plants! Who should move out? I had no problems with three loonie sized angels, three 1/2 inch corys, five 1/2 inch neon tetras (they have a new home since yesterday), one 1 inch clown loach and one 3/4 inch otocynclus (size estimated as I don't see him much) prior to the new additions. I am working towards creating a planted tank that I hope will be as beautiful as those I have seen on this website. I am also shopping for a larger tank to "feed my underwater gardening/fish keeping addiction". Thanks in advance, Jo.
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My Emporers have never munched on any plant, or so they keep telling me. Imo its the Bleeding hearts.

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Angels, cories, neons,clown loach and oto proved not to be a problem.
Above + 3 bleeding heart tetras seemed fine for a week.
Above + 2 emporer tetras (- 3 neons) = torn plants in one day.

Bye bye emporer tetras.
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My Tin Foil Barb was eating my plants so I started adding a slice of Par-Boiled Zuccinee (spell). He tares it up now and not my plants. It looks bad for a little while because all the pieces floating around but they soon disappear.

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