Plants and Silver Dollars

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ok. so now that i know my Oscars ignore plants in my aquarium, I want to know which plants are safe with Silver Dollars. I recently put an anubias in my tank and the silver dollars ate the leaves :sick: :(
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dimmy replied the topic: Plants and Silver Dollars

Java fern might be an option. Or red rubin , but those are sensitive to copper.

Or you might considder to try to grow some moss.
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ehall67 replied the topic: Plants and Silver Dollars

yeah I put a bunch of java moss in the sand of my oscar tank with SD and the munched it like they were mowing grass lol...

if you SD LOVE plants not to much hope..

I did keep a tank with SD and plants for a while until I decided I did not want to any more ... I put only fake plants in there for a while then moved to like 1 live plant and then 2 ... then I put like 15 in the tank.. I only had a small school of sd.. and there were still a ton of fake plants ... they might nibble on one real plant but then some times a fake plant and then leave it a lone.. also there were just so mnay plants in the tank if they chewed on one then maybe a different one another time so the first one had time to grow back and this worked for a long time...

I then opted to not do real plants in that tank and feed them a ton of lettuce because I really thought it was more important they have good veggies in their diet over me have plants in their tank ... but you could probably do both... but now I have 15 SD and 5 are full grow monsters so I do not think I have any chance at putting plants back in their tank lol


hope this helps a little I can explain better if you ask ok B) but key is one plant is never going to stand up to a veggie loving SD

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tehmole replied the topic: Plants and Silver Dollars

sadly there's many sad stories with plants and SDs...

i'm having good luck with java ferns as they don't go near it...

you can feed them staple or lettuce so they'll ignore your real plants?????
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ehall67 replied the topic: Plants and Silver Dollars

I have lettuce in my tank and HAD java moss lol they just like greens to much I think lmao

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tehmole replied the topic: Plants and Silver Dollars

some fake plants do look REAL... lol
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Luscar replied the topic: Plants and Silver Dollars

Thanks for the info everyone!


and ugh I strongly dislike fake plants because they look, well, fake lmao

I think I'm going to give it another try with some java and anubias. I do feed them lettuce as well as algae wafers and they still muched the anubias down lol. i can't even get mad because they look so cute when eating
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sdraiders619 replied the topic: Plants and Silver Dollars

Silk plants look very real
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