View Full Version : Amazon Swords

08-26-2006, 10:02 PM
I have 4 amazon swords in my gourami tank that aren't looking too good, but were doning fine before. I also have 2 water trumpets and an elodea bunch doing very well. I bought all of them in April.

In the gourami tank I have a flourescent light on 10 - 12 hrs a day, pH of 7.4, and a temperature of 76F.

Fish Include:

2 Gold Gouramis
2 Dwarf Gouramis
2 Powder Blue Dwarf Gouramis
1 Paradise Fish
1 Pleco ( 4 -5 in. long)

What can I do to revive my Amazon Sword plants without harming the plants thriving or my fish?






08-27-2006, 01:39 AM
do you add any fertilizers for aquarium plants? is it a plant bulb? pleco may be eating on them.

08-27-2006, 02:23 AM
I don't add anything. It is a plant bublb. Usually the pleco is on the walls or rocks or gravel.

08-27-2006, 03:30 AM
even if you dont see him do it, plecos usually eat plants. you also probably need to be adding some plant food. i just use tetra brand liquid plant food/fertilizer and so far its working great.

08-27-2006, 02:37 PM
I'll try that. Any idea how much it costs?

08-27-2006, 02:52 PM
i think the one at the LFS i work at was $4something. not too bad at all. maybe call ahead and see if theyll take the pleco off your hands.