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  1. #1

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    Smile Discus eat plants?!


    0 Not allowed!
    OK, now I have seen everything ... well, just something I didn't know ... wait, that is a really, really big number! Rather, just a behavior I'm sure is well known but I didnít read. Oh, finally, the point of this post - Discus are plant eaters!

    No, not solely plant eaters but they do seem to really, really like to attack dwarf baby tears! The discus are taking turns going to this poor plant, grabbing a few leaves and savagely shaking the plant like a shark in a feeding frenzy and then riping away chunks of the plant! The plant leaves disappear so I guess they like what they are tasting. Soon the plant will be stripped to the bones Ö I mean the driftwood. I really donít have a lot I can do since the other tank has discus Ö I might consider my QT tank but then the lack of lighting would kill it for sure - so I guess for now, the discus have will be dining on salad every night!
    By the way, I've tried giving them extra worms (frozen of course), and more pellets but as soon as these devils clean their plates, its off to fresh greens for them ...
    Last edited by Cermet; 04-29-2012 at 09:57 AM.

  2. #2

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    0 Not allowed!
    A lot of cichlids are omnivores, my kribs love cucmber are these plants they are eating the new ones? If so then they could be tasting all the stuff stuck on then, small beasties?
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    0 Not allowed!
    Same here! My discus will nip at their plants here and there, especially if there is an exposed root that resembles a bloodworm; it almost looks like they are kissing the plants.

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    0 Not allowed!
    Trying adding a few greens to their diet. Peas, cucumber etc since they like there veg.
    Fiiiiiiiiiiissssshhhhhh!

  5. #5

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    Happy Christmas - MuckyFish thanks for advising on vegetables for my kribs! so here is a discus - ScottishFish You help a lot - PhillipOrigami For the bank account, and thx for the rep - Cliff beautiful discus! - Crispy 
    I know this doesn't help but it's all I can do! - chrisfraser05 for all the wise advice you've given me - fishmommie Congrats on 2000th post! - andreahp Merry Christmas! - fishmommie Merry Christmas - Cliff 
    Thanks for the rep :-) - ~firefly~ appreciate it. - fishmommie Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 ٩(̾●̮̮̃̾ē̃̾)۶ - korith For all the good advice you give. - ~firefly~ 
    Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff thanks for the rep points.  appreciate it - fishmommie happy friday! - mojosodope Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ Thanks for the rep! - steeler1 

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    0 Not allowed!
    All my baby tears are gone - those guys striped them like sheep on a lawn ... I should just grow the stuff in another tank just to use some to feed the discus. I can not believe how they spent their time chowing down those poor plants.

    In the wild I've recently read (got me interested) that they do eat some plant material (when they can get some ... .)
    Last edited by Cermet; 05-14-2012 at 11:00 PM.

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