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01 Sep 2014 12:30 #1 by rudycat (gareth)
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Hey all,

My plants keep getting munched - and as we all know they are damn expensive to keep replacing - any tips.

I do not know the name of the various plants I have gone through - but defo the quick growing grass and the sort of long stringy one! (sorry for not being technical)

I have a juwel 180 with 2 Medium Angels - about 10 Guppies/Endlers - about 15 various small tetras and 4 Ruby Barbs.

Gary

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01 Sep 2014 13:26 #2 by LemonJelly (Johnny Cowley)
there's 2 ways to stop it. use plants that aren't quite as tasty, like bolbitis, java fern and mosses. or identify which fish are the plant eaters. some fish, while not obligate herbivores, DO like to nibble on plants from time to time.

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01 Sep 2014 15:03 #3 by Homer (Kevin)
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Identify the culprit and remove it, some tetras are plant munchers, could be a secretive Snail, either way, remove the vandal and that should solve the problem.

Post pics of the damage, it might in fact be a nutrient deficiency as this can show as holes and brown/yellow areas.

Kev.

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01 Sep 2014 15:21 #4 by rudycat (gareth)
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Thanks Kev and LJ, I think it's the angels, not much to take a pic of but basically it's like the long stems are being sliced in half and end up floating around the tank.

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01 Sep 2014 17:35 #5 by anthonyd (Anthony Debesne)
From you description it sounds like the plant is a valisneria, if it was recently introduced or if it doesnt get enough nutrients it melts.
Do the floating stems have a light green or brownish colour ?

Anthony

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01 Sep 2014 20:14 #6 by rudycat (gareth)
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Thanks Anthony - I have a pic but can't upload from phone....

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01 Sep 2014 20:18 - 01 Sep 2014 20:20 #7 by rudycat (gareth)
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Pic I think - mixture of plastic and real plants
Last edit: 01 Sep 2014 20:20 by rudycat (gareth). Reason: adding a pic

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01 Sep 2014 20:48 #8 by swai (Simon)
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If u have a smart phone get a photo resize app and change the pic to under 1 mb and it will upload no problem on your phone.

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