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Old 01-31-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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An anybody recommend live plants that will survive with my African cichlids?
Bearing in mind that I have sand as a substrate.
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That's "can" not "an"
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Anubias and java fern.
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Anubias and java fern.
Thanks how do I get the plants to root?
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Thanks how do I get the plants to root?
Convict uses gel super glue to glue the rhizomes to rocks and wood in his tank. The roots will eventually attach themselves. You can also use cotton thread or fishing line. You can plant them in the substrate leaving the rhizome above but I think the Africans would probably dig them up.
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Yeah they would definately dig them up but I like the fishing line idea and I have plenty of that so I could tie them to my bog wood.Thanks very much for your help
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i have tried vals, java fern and anubias. The only one still living and doing well is the anubias.. When I first put it in my acei (avatar) rushed to it and started biting it. Only took him about a minute to discover he did not like it. lol. They seemed to think it was fun to destroy the vals. They would attack it and rip it out of the sand.
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Thanks Joel.So they don't like the taste of Anubis ?
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That's what I have read. Supposedly very bitter to them. he didnt seem to like it at all. The leaves are also thick enough that it is kinda hard to bite.
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