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Old 05-07-2006, 05:03 PM   #1
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Holy sliced up vallisneria, Batman!

Do dwarf gouramis eat plants??? They didn't touch my anacharis or african sword or java fern! Now they are slicing and dicing my val's and that unknown broadleaf! Are they known for this or am I starving them?
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They probably have an appatite for chef's salad. Mine never touched my plants when I had them.
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Old 05-07-2006, 06:55 PM   #3
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I have chocolate and honey flame dwarfs and they don't touch anything but my christmas moss.

I mostly see the honey flames chewin on the Christmas moss........I've watched them closely and they don't seem to do any damage to it.......but that's not for lack of trying.
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Old 05-08-2006, 06:53 PM   #4
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These two have just made short work of all four of my vals. They go through the leaves just like little buzz saws. Everytime I come in here, there's a few more leaves floating around.
Hmm...I wonder how they'd like the cichlid tank to see how it is being chewed on! j/k...mostly
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4 discus, 5 clown loaches, 4 oto cats, 3 SAE's, 1 gold nugget pleco (L177), 1 clown pleco, java fern, vallisneria gigantea rubra, amazon sword, anubias nana, bacopa, crypts and a HUGE anubias! 130w Aqualight 6700k PC, Co2 injected
65g: Magawi cichlid
6 cichlids, 1 common pleco 8", 2 synodontis cat, plastic plants, anacharis, amazon sword. 36w single tube.
29g: community
2 dwarf gourami, 1 King Tiger pleco (L066), 2 discus, 1 BN plec, 1 long-fin golden ram, 3 clown loaches, vals, amazon and african sword, anubias nana. 65w 6700k Aqualight 6700k PC, DIY Co2 (testing)
20g: guppy
otos, bn plec (tiny), many guppies (for babies to feed the cichlids!), anubias, anacharis, yellowstripe, the list goes on.... 30w 6700k
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anubias nana, anacharis, dwarf vals. 96w Aqualight 6700k
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I got rid of 6 various gourami species (none were dwarfs though) because they'd selectively destroy my plants too.
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