Fish eating silk plants?
Tropical Fish

Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources » Freshwater Fish and Aquariums » Beginner Freshwater Aquarium » Fish eating silk plants?

Fish eating silk plants?

This is a discussion on Fish eating silk plants? within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> Hey everyone, I just noticed this today, but I'm assuming it's been going on for awhile. I have some silk plants in my tank(from ...

Check out these freshwater fish profiles
Bleeding Heart Tetra
Bleeding Heart Tetra
Brilliant Rummy Nose Tetra
Brilliant Rummy Nose Tetra
Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools vBmenu Seperating Image Search this Thread vBmenu Seperating Image
Fish eating silk plants?
Old 05-28-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
 
Fish eating silk plants?

Hey everyone, I just noticed this today, but I'm assuming it's been going on for awhile.

I have some silk plants in my tank(from a pet store intended for aquarium use) and today I noticed what looked like a big blob of light blue mold growing on the tip of one of the plants, I looked a little closer, and realized that it's actually the plastic that is molded as the stems/veins under the leaves.

I would say they probably ate at least 1/2" of the silk leaves in certain places, I would assume that fish or shrimp eating string would probably be a bad thing, so i took them out and put them in a cycling tank(in hopes that maybe the bacteria on them could help the tank cycling while there's no fish in it)

I have three small goldfish, and one amano shrimp, and a bunch of trumpet snails.

Anyone else had this problem, and should I do anything to make sure nothing bad happens to the fish as a result from this?


Thanks
Castro235 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2010, 04:43 PM   #2
 
heartagramette's Avatar
 
Ive had this problem too. But i noticed they had stringy poo. so i was looking for what could cause this in their diet and then i find they are eating the silk plant in the very back of my tank . it didn't hurt them as far as i saw and i left it in there for awhile after that until i noticed they wouldn't stop eating it lol. so i took it out just in case it could be harmful. Hope that helps a little.
heartagramette is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2010, 09:00 AM   #3
 
Yeah, I ended up just taking it out, not sure if it hurt anyone, but I took it out awhile ago when I made this thread, and everyone seems just fine. Guessing the shrimp was to blame since he was the newest, and he spent alot of time eating algae off of the plants, but I'll never know lol.
Castro235 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2010, 11:29 AM   #4
 
Byron's Avatar
 
Goldfish will naturally eat plants, so I would not use silk plants just in case. Some live stem plants allowed to float might give them some additional nourishment.
Byron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:27 PM.