10-05-2009, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by willieturnip
I just don't plant them in silly places, such as in the middle of a cave.
No fish is going to dig about everywhere for no reason. Essentially the only reason cichlids dig is to make caves bigger, or to dig a pit for breeding/fry raising and since I have no pairs in the tank there's no worry of the latter.
The only time I have to replant is if the crab comes out of the filter. He's a bloody lumberjack to say the least.
Many cichlids will dig around in substrate for no reason at all other than it's what they do. Yes breeding and spawning activity will result in digging for some species. Others do it cause it's what they do in the wild while searching for crusteaceans,snails,worms,and other foods.
Best way of planting plants for some cichlids ,is to plant them in pots.