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Title says all they keep eating dhg and my dhg get's really short at some patches. There are 3 amano's in a 6.6 gallon with some diatoms on rocks etc. Can I assume this are "rotten" parts even if they look healthy green to me or are my amano's just hungry? Feeding them once a week with some shrimp snacks

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Title says all they keep eating dhg and my dhg get's really short at some patches. There are 3 amano's in a 6.6 gallon with some diatoms on rocks etc. Can I assume this are "rotten" parts even if they look healthy green to me or are my amano's just hungry? Feeding them once a week with some shrimp snacks


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Title says all they keep eating dhg and my dhg get's really short at some patches. There are 3 amano's in a 6.6 gallon with some diatoms on rocks etc. Can I assume this are "rotten" parts even if they look healthy green to me or are my amano's just hungry? Feeding them once a week with some shrimp snacks


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It's been my experience that they pretty much only pose a threat to already damaged plants, even tiny thin-leaved species.

But you know, in a small tank like that if food is in short supply, hard to say for sure


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I've found my amanos to be aggressive eaters and highly food-motivated. I've seen them snag food out of the water column, and it's hilarious to watch a shrimp steal a huge piece of flake, run off with it and munch away. You can almost see the smug look on their face.

If you have fish in your tank I'd suggest to overfeed just a little so some reaches the bottom for the amanos to munch on. Generally I'd say they probably aren't eating live plants, but as mentioned above if food is in short supply who knows.
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