I find that mine pick at my sword's leaves only when there is something on the leaves. Basically they end up looking like Swiss Cheese...you know...before they die.abaigael04 wrote:and I give mine veggies a few times a week and they SHREDDED both my swords... I will look at the java and crypts for now, too...
I'm getting ready to re-home all my loaches and I'm going to try Java Fern, Java Moss, Egeria densa (which has done ok with them so far), and Onion Plant(Crinum thaianum) in a river tank setup. Anybody have any favorite plants that loaches don't eat that I might like?
East of the Sun, West of the Moon.
I asked the same question a few months back- http://forums.loaches.com/viewtopic.php ... ght=plants
Java fern turned out to be the one they bother the least, but it still has some holes...I wound up removing the Annubius altogether, when they started stripping whole leaves off and uprooted it a few times, just for fun.
Emma's absolutely right- when they are tiny, they don't bother plants...they get a little bigger, the holes start appearing...they get a lot bigger and they turn into positive hooligans.
Many Loach keepers like to keep Barbs with their Loaches. Many Barbs are Herbivores.
I have recently added P Nigrofasciatus (Black Ruby Barb). They have shreaded the leaves from my Water Wistera. It probably needs more light anyway.
My Java Fern is OK. I recently found out Java Fern prefers to grow on wood rather than in the substrate. Is anyone else aware of this?
It is mentioned in Peter Hiscock's Encyclopedia of Aquarium Plants http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Aqua ... 321&sr=1-1 I just love this book. It has a ton of great information.Botia Robert wrote:My Java Fern is OK. I recently found out Java Fern prefers to grow on wood rather than in the substrate. Is anyone else aware of this?
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