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Thread: Silver Dollars and plants
12-07-2012, 02:34 PM #1Member Platy
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Silver Dollars and plants
I am going to set up a tank fairly soon and there are lots of fish I am considering. One of my top choices are silver dollars. However, I would like to have a planted aquarium and I hear silver dollars will eat almost every real plant in your aquarium. That's a bummer, since I really like them.
Can anyone tell me something about that? Will they really eat all plants? would it be best to put them in a separate aquarium with fake plants?
12-07-2012, 02:49 PM #2
They will eat plants indiscriminately. You may have luck with species like anubias and java ferns, as well as supplementing their diet with fresh vegetables.
12-07-2012, 03:25 PM #3
12-07-2012, 03:46 PM #4
what about floating plants? I was reading an article on breeding silver dollars and it stated that frogbit is a good plant for them to spawn in... I didn't understand how that would work without the fish eating it all.300 gallon mega tank: sailfin pleco, clown loaches, silver dollars, roseline sharks, congo tetras, new world cichlids
125 gallon office tank: Africian cichlids, synodontis catfih
75 gallon community tank: bolivian rams, black skirt tetras, dwarf neon rainbowfish, corys, harlequin rasboras, otos, bristlenose and bulldog plecos, assassin snails, various shrimp
60 gallon goldfish tank: fancy goldfish