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Mr.Todd 04-09-2007 01:54 PM

Cichlids + Plants = ?
Does anyone have any experience with African Cichlids and plants?


usmc121581 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.

Amphitrite 04-09-2007 03:00 PM

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.

squiggles1 04-09-2007 04:27 PM

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.

Mr.Todd 04-09-2007 06:17 PM

:lol: Darn Cichlids... THANKS EVERYONE... :D

Lupin 04-09-2007 07:19 PM

Discus, angels and apistos are a few of the cichlids compatible with plants.;)

scottysgirl 04-09-2007 10:35 PM

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.

Lupin 04-10-2007 12:37 AM

I must admit I saw my angels ate my Nymphaea stellata before.:quiet: :lol:

daisycutter 04-14-2007 04:33 PM

i had keyholes eat the folowing

java moss
fairy moss
duck weed
water sprite
red millfoil

herefishy 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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