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    Quote Originally Posted by toddnbecka View Post
    IME Malawi cichlids will eat just about any live plants in the tank.
    there was a good article in one of last years issues of TFH planted aquarium special that had to do with plants that can work out in a cichlid tank. I do not recall the issue but will look when i get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze
    Once you get some plants growing out of the tank, they should help cut down on algae too
    Quote Originally Posted by toddnbecka View Post
    IME Malawi cichlids will eat just about any live plants in the tank.
    I know. It was pothos and houseplants growing out of the water I was referring to. Only roots go in the water as discussed in another thread. Actually I learned that pothos are actually toxic to some animals there. Apparently someone's fish bit at the roots and spit it out. No problems.
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    I've never owned Malawi cichlids, but my friend got away with anubias in a brichardi tank for years. I also read java fern doesn't exactly taste the best either, but I have no idea for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelcraze2 View Post
    I've never owned Malawi cichlids, but my friend got away with anubias in a brichardi tank for years. I also read java fern doesn't exactly taste the best either, but I have no idea for sure.
    A lot of the Tanganykan cichlids leave plants alone. I keep plants in with my shell dwellers and it works well.

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    So no to anubias in a malawi cichlid tank? Is really just for info. Houseplant clippings are much cheaper than anubias and probably do a better job at bringing down nitrates and out-competing algae...
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    My yellow topped mbamba changed his hangout area. I thought he might be having a problem until I saw that he was there because he liked to graze on my moss balls.

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