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post #1 of 4 Old 03-09-2019, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Help with Moonlight Gourami and plants

Hi all! I am very interested in homing a Moonlight Gourami, but have read they will eat your live plants. I have 3 anubius, 4 Java and one El Nino. Have any of you had issues with this, and if so, is there a snack food the gourami may like to take its interest away from my plants? Thank you!
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-09-2019, 10:19 PM
He shouldn't bother the java or anubias, they are bitter. Offer kelp in a grazing feeder.
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post #3 of 4 Old 03-10-2019, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, that's interesting, it never occurred to me they may not like the taste,
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post #4 of 4 Old 03-15-2019, 11:58 AM
sometimes you have to partition the tank to keep plants and plant eaters separated.

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maintain Fw and marine system with a strong emphasis on balanced, stabilized system that as much as possible are self substaning.

have maintained FW systems for up to 9 years with descendants from original fish and marine aquariums for up to 8 years.

With no water changes, untreated tap water, inexpensive lighting by first starting the tank with live plants (FW) or macro algae( marine)

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