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post #1 of 10 Old 04-09-2007, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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Cichlids + Plants = ?

Does anyone have any experience with African Cichlids and plants?

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-09-2007, 02:54 PM
I used to have a 72gal cichlid setup. And wanted plants but they would eat him or tear them up out the gravel. Doing research found out that them two should not go together.
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post #3 of 10 Old 04-09-2007, 03:00 PM
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I added cichlids to my well planted tank a few months ago. I really loved the plants, but knew it was a choice between one or the other. The plants lasted about a month maximum, and I now have silk plants in the tank.
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post #4 of 10 Old 04-09-2007, 04:27 PM
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i agree. i have a convict and if she is anywhere near a plant she starts digging it out.i could have one plant in a huge tank and she would decide to dig right into the roots.
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post #5 of 10 Old 04-09-2007, 06:17 PM Thread Starter
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Darn Cichlids... THANKS EVERYONE... :D
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post #6 of 10 Old 04-09-2007, 07:19 PM
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Discus, angels and apistos are a few of the cichlids compatible with plants.;)

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post #7 of 10 Old 04-09-2007, 10:35 PM
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My rams are OK with my plants, the only ones they eat are pennywort and Alternanthera Roseafolia. Vals, swords, anbuias have all been fine with them.
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post #8 of 10 Old 04-10-2007, 12:37 AM
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I must admit I saw my angels ate my Nymphaea stellata before.

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post #9 of 10 Old 04-14-2007, 04:33 PM
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i had keyholes eat the folowing

java moss
ricca
hornwort
fairy moss
duck weed
water sprite
red millfoil

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post #10 of 10 Old 04-15-2007, 09:16 PM
Most cichlids will DESTROY a planted aquarium. If they don't eat the plant, their incessant digging makes it impossible for the root system to function. I must say that my Geo. balsanii, and others, do dig, but not around the plants. Weirdos, I guess. I do provide them an adequate open area to excavate, however.
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