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Old 11-21-2007, 08:30 AM   #1
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Star Grass was stripped bare by my Bala Sharks...

I've had star grass in my 55 gallon tank for about a year now, but it never really did that well. Recently it decided to take off and was growing a couple 4 inches a week. Then one day i came home from work and 1 of my 2 groups of star grass was stripped bare. I then noticed it was my bala sharks were the culprits as they were eating on the other plant.

I've had these same sharks the entire time i have had any aquarium and they all have been planted. This is the first time they have eaten any plants. is this common, plant eating? or were they just hungry?
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I've heard of balas that were plant destroyers, but my experience has been that balas only really go after softer-leaved or fine-leaved plants. Adding more vegetable matter to their diet would prob help keep them from eating the plants. Look for veggie flakes or even spirolina-enhanced frozen brine shrimp.
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normally i would have suspected the Silver Dollars. Funny thing is that they have never eaten a plant, or at least that i could tell.

I have lots of veggie type foods, but maybe ill add some zuchinni to my veggie clip when i get home and hope it gives time for my star grass to recover.
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