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What is causing these holes in my Amazon Swords?

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Do you have any herbivorous fish in the tank, i.e. plecos? That looks more like pleco damage than a deficiency to me.

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Do you have any herbivorous fish in the tank, i.e. plecos? That looks more like pleco damage than a deficiency to me.
Good call legomaniac. Usually deficincies are holes with yellow around the edges. Those look like clean bite marks.

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Don't say that. Go back and get some other theory. I already thought that.

I have 3 SAE, 2 Festivum, 1 Flying Fox, and 5 Head and Tail Light Tetras.

I really thought something was eating them but I was hoping that someone would identify some deficiency. Oh well.

So, which one is it?

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What about snails? Have any? Apple snails are known for doing fair amounts of damage.

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It does look like someone's doing some lunch munching. Do Festivum's eat plants? SAE's like the tender leafed ones like wallichii. I've never heard of them eating a sword. If it were a pleco it would be more scraped/scratched looking.

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I do have snails, but no special varieties. I have MTS, and whatever else came along for the ride.

The festivums do eat plants. I put some glosso in there and they treated it like a salad and ate every last little tiny green leaf.

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These are caused by your Festivums.

Good news is that there are plants that they don't like to eat. Crypts, Java Ferns, some Hygros etc.

Bad news is that they discover new tasty plants every week. Swords are definitely on their list. Mine loved Java moss a lot.


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My vote would be on the Festivums as well. Beautiful fish, but as Wasserpest pointed out, they have fondness for many plants and will even damage others just to see if they're tasty as well.

I pretty much dropped Festivums (as well as another beauty, the Severum) from my stocking list years ago because their feeding/damaging habits.

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