Thread: Rainbows eating my... ???
11-06-2014, 07:00 PM #1
Rainbows eating my... ???
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?
Thanks!My 75g Cichlid journal
11-06-2014, 07:30 PM #2
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.
11-07-2014, 12:34 AM #3
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.