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BNP eating my swords?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Fish for Planted Tanks' started by jerrybforl, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. jerrybforl

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    I have several red flames and a few marble queens that look like they have been eaten. I have good CO2, light, and ferts. It's only my swords. I've done some research, and I've found that others have experienced the same problems.


    Does anyone else have these same experiences??? If so, what are you feeding them to keep them off the swords? I do admit I don't feed enough veggie matter. I will start doing this more. What about meat? Frozen shrimp?
     
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    I feed them Ken's sinking veggy sticks. It has enough protein.
     
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    Yes, my BNP scrap on my swords too, despite I provide them with enough veggie food. How big is your fish? Mine around 3-4 inches... Maybe is time to give them away and take some youngsters.
     
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    I feed gel food (e.g. repashy). I usually make up a small batch and coat some small pieces of wood with the gel that way BNP's rasp on the wood and not my plants. You can even make up some pieces in advance then just throw them in a Ziploc then into the fridge till its time to feed.
     
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    They are about 3-4". I was thinking about just pulling them and going with all ottos. I have about 20 or so ottos. They do a pretty good job. I haven't gotten around to buying any veggies yet. I also know they like scrambled eggs. I know the swords are growing because I see new leaves all the time.


    A friend of mine gave me some of the repashy. I need to make up a batch. I also will try some frozen shrimp. I'm going to get one of those pleco feeders. The guy was telling me he feeds his plecos shrimp as well.
     
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    Jicama is an excellent food source for the bushy nose pleco. We drop a 1/2" slice with the skin on the bottom of the tank. Everyone enjoys the jicama.
     
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