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i bought some new plants a few days ago, a tall grass like plant about 7-10 inches, it is now a 1 inch stump!!!

 

there's bright green poop all over the place <_< they have been very active over the past few days eating the plants and creating a lot of waste, more so than they usually do.

 

theres been no change to their feeding regime. a finger tip lightly dusted with crushed flakes in the morning and a decent pinch at dinner time. on occasion (once every 1 or 2 weeks) they get a few maggots or 2mm pellets.

 

they always seemed satisfied with this.

 

anyone know whats going on with them ?


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anyone know whats going on with them ?
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supplementing their diet mate......that's all.


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well i know for sure i wont be getting that grass again. i cant remember what its called though but what ever it was they totally destroyed once it was gone they stopped eating the plants the rest of the plants. must have turned them right on to the rest of the plants.


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Vallisneria (Vallis) by any chance?

 

Try Dwarf Amazon Swordplants, tougher leaved and a similar, although shorter effect. Echinodorus Tenellus (sp. working from memory) I think. They create a really nice grass like effect and can spread like wildfire once established.

 

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looking at pics on google and i think it was Vallisneria

 

i like Echinodorus Tenellus ill need to keep an eye out for that one after they munch their way through some other plants.


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Plants have evolved an enormous array of mechanical and chemical defenses against the animals that eat them.

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