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the plants i have in my tanks are Microsorum pteropus and Anubias barteri.
i've used fishingline to attach them to a piece of wood(root).



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pepetj replied the topic: Re:about plants

Hi Smikeb:

Glad to see someone trying plants with Oscars, let us know how this goes with yours. My Anubias Barteri did very well with my Oscars, I removed them due to the dirt they ended up with (no Apple Snail live long there) but they totally ignored them either attached to driftwood as you are or potted; the other plant I am not familiar with, hope this works for you.

As since December 13th, I am trying Hygrophilia (potted) and some floating plants; my Oscars co-exist well with Vallisneria, Tropical Hornwort, and Anacharis (though Anacharis seem to like higher levels of light that I keep in that tank); the first two do better potted -go figure they ignore most potted plants but do their thing -Oscar free-styling aquascaping- if I let these out there attached to a stone with a rubberband (and I don't want my tank glass damaged by "flying" stones).

Fatal attempts (for the plants) so far: Swords, Anubias Afzelii and one plant I haven't been able to identify yet.

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smikeb replied the topic: Re:about plants

hi!

i also have Geophagus steindachneri, Aequidens pulcher and Heros efasciatus in the tank. so i'm not certain who's eating the plants..............
i'm thinking of buying some Crinum thaianum and Egeria densa.
let me know how it works out in your tank.
it would be fun to see some pics of your tank? (couldn't find any)

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Necromancer4 replied the topic: Re:about plants

i have geos and acaras in my tank(without live plants) and i havent noticed them attacking or trying to destroy the fake plants in my tank. the oscars however are a different story.

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smikeb replied the topic: Re:about plants

necromancer4 wrote:

i have geos and acaras in my tank(without live plants) and i havent noticed them attacking or trying to destroy the fake plants in my tank. the oscars however are a different story.


i haven't noticed the oscars destroying any plants but i guess that the hardest part is when they dig.

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