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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2006, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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almost every day i look into my tank and half of the plants are uprooted and im fed up. from my signature below who do you think is commiting it. my guess is my SAE but i dont know. ughhh.

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Last edited by Momotaro; 11-19-2006 at 06:25 PM. Reason: Allusion to swearing. Just because you didn't use the actual word, the implication and meaning are still there. Mike
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2006, 04:45 PM
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definitely the Frog, not the SAE.

Frogs will burrow under plant carpet cover, even into dense root balls.
to discourage this behavior you have to give your frog somewhere
dark and snug to hide. take a small flat piece of slate or lava rock,
prop it above your gravel with some smaller rocks, or embed it into
your gravel on an angle to form a 1/2" cavity underneath.

mitigating factors could be too much water current,
or not enough gravel depth for plants to firmly root in.

an SAE will get too large for a 10g tank as they will
pace around a lot in a small tank, disturb plants,
and make other fish occupants nervous.
you really should trade it in for a pair of ottos.


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I agree with spy...SAE do not dig up plants.
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lol, sae's don't do much of anything except lounge around and get FAT.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-19-2006, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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ok thanks guys
now that all makes sense because before when i had a fake plant in there along with other stuff she always hid under a tiny crack in it. i will try to get her a slate to make a cave or something to hide in

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