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  1. #1

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    Dec 2011
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    It appears that my new rainbow cichlids have a taste for anubias. What the heck?? I've always read that anubias is THE plant that will NOT get eaten.... don't tell my rainbows that, I guess. Anybody else experience this? I don't want my nice lush leaves to get chomped down to nothing. Any ideas on how to keep them from eating my plants?

    I feed them about 3 times a day, omega 1 veggie pellets as a staple and alternate between frozen brine shrimp, beef heart, and daphnia on occasion. Should I maybe get another more appetizing plant, maybe some floating plants that they would rather eat, or would it just get destroyed?


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    In the wild they feed on detrius and filamentous algae. You would have to have some plants with filamentous algae, and see if that stops them.

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    I'm not familiar with rainbows, but my silver dollars loved a lot of plants. I have one very large anubias that one of them took one bite out of a new leaf and never went back for more fortunately. So yeah, I would have thought this plant would be safe from most fish also.

    Others I've found they didn't eat were crinum natans and crinum calamistratum.

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