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Old 03-16-2004, 06:32 PM   #1
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Rosy Barbs eat Duckweed like NO ONEs business.

I just got the unknown fish in my tank identified as Rosy Barbs.

When I added half a cup of Duckweed to their tank saturday, I finally saw the culprits who always made it vanish magically.


Its these Rosy Barbs, Two of them ate a half cup of duckweed in less than 2 days. 8O


Just a heads up that these guys just destroy Duckweed, and their pretty to
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That's a lot of Duckweed!!!! How big are the Barbs?
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Their both about the same size but its hard to tell.

I'd guess anywhere between 2 and 3 inches.
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Mine have never eaten duckweed.
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Maybe mine are freaks then..

But I sat here most the latter part of saturday and watch them eat piece after piece, after piece. 8O
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Are they are doing well--after eating all that?
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Are they are doing well--after eating all that?

Other then pooing green, their doing just dandy
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That is interesting to hear. I am planning for my next tank (33 gallons) and wanted to have a rosey barb school as the main focus.

I only keep duckweed in my betta tank as an indicator of water quality at the moment but I will know where to dump it instead of in the garbage in the future.
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