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post #1 of 5 Old 06-05-2008, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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Live plants.

I am wanting to purchase some live plants for my three 10 gallon tanks.Each tank has a Convict in it. I have read that they eat plants in the wild.So, is there a plant that would be good for the tanks that they can munch on and not kill it. and if so, what do I need if I put in a live plant.I have no knowledge of live plants and how to care for them yet.


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80 Gallon--One 12" Albino Tiger Oscar(Whitey),One 11" Common Tiger Oscar (MC-THE OSCAR),One 5" Male Convict(TURNBUCKLE),Three 4" Male Convicts(STATE,MR.DESTRUCTO,ADREI),One 13" Pleco(RILO)

20 Gallon--One 4" Female Convict (Sparky),One 2" Female Convict(WRIGLEY),One 6" Pleco(BEAVIS)

10 Gallon--One 4" Female Convict(COUNTY),One 5" Albino Pleco(SUCKER),One 1" Female Convict(PHEEBE)
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post #2 of 5 Old 06-05-2008, 11:49 PM
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cichlids dont like java ferns: my cichlids dug them up thou but diden't eat them!

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-06-2008, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Do they grow large and are they easy to care for?

80 Gallon--One 12" Albino Tiger Oscar(Whitey),One 11" Common Tiger Oscar (MC-THE OSCAR),One 5" Male Convict(TURNBUCKLE),Three 4" Male Convicts(STATE,MR.DESTRUCTO,ADREI),One 13" Pleco(RILO)

20 Gallon--One 4" Female Convict (Sparky),One 2" Female Convict(WRIGLEY),One 6" Pleco(BEAVIS)

10 Gallon--One 4" Female Convict(COUNTY),One 5" Albino Pleco(SUCKER),One 1" Female Convict(PHEEBE)
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-06-2008, 01:37 AM
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I've got some java fern that's over 12" tall. No special lighting is used, just plain old flourescents. No fertilizer or special substrate is used. I found out recently that apparently you're not supposed to plant this stuff in the gravel and instead should attach it to driftwood or rocks to let it anchor on, but I had the bigger plant stuck right in the aquarium gravel. It sort of anchored itself to the gravel so it doesn't move around. It has grown pretty well (although it's a fairly slow-growing plant) in these conditions.

I've heard from other sources that even the most die-hard vegetarian fish don't really like java fern and will leave it alone. Definitely one of my favorite aquarium plants.
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post #5 of 5 Old 06-06-2008, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanx!! I'm gonna give it a try.

80 Gallon--One 12" Albino Tiger Oscar(Whitey),One 11" Common Tiger Oscar (MC-THE OSCAR),One 5" Male Convict(TURNBUCKLE),Three 4" Male Convicts(STATE,MR.DESTRUCTO,ADREI),One 13" Pleco(RILO)

20 Gallon--One 4" Female Convict (Sparky),One 2" Female Convict(WRIGLEY),One 6" Pleco(BEAVIS)

10 Gallon--One 4" Female Convict(COUNTY),One 5" Albino Pleco(SUCKER),One 1" Female Convict(PHEEBE)
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