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  1. Default Silver Dollars and plants


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    Hi everyone,

    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?

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    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.
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    Big plant eaters. I had onion plants, java fern and java moss in my tank with them and they left those alone but I fed them a huge romane lettuce leaf each day, too. Greens are their main diet.

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    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.
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