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Old 03-06-2006, 11:07 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Thank you for that impressive list Travis!
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Travis, do you mind if I copy that list onto my site for our local folks?
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Old 04-02-2006, 07:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 12-10-2009, 08:07 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I know this is an old thread, but my p. saulosi ate most of my new order of riccia fluitans (floating) in a day and I had to take the little that was left out to save it. I was surprised because none of the reports I read had them eating it.

They also nibble on my cabomba but have not destroyed it. They also like to bite the leaves off of my giant hygro, so I come home to a bunch of bare stalks and floating leaves and mbuna giving me a "who, me?" look. I don't know if they do it for fun or they find the part of the leaf where it attaches to the stalk tasty or what. They leave anubias, java fern, and hygrophila difformis alone. They eat java moss like spaghetti, but they may be doing it for the algae on it, and spit it out after. Just my experience.

BTW, Travis, if you read this, thanks for your reports and pictures. You are my hero. What a tank! What is it looking like these days?
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:09 AM   #15 (permalink)
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After further observation, they aren't eating the java moss itself but trying to get at the algae growing on it.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:44 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Hi there.

I see ,, travis ,, list, little bit old, but still ,, classic ,, like Led Zeppelin.
I am build a 390 ltr Malawi Cichlids tank with 108 ltr Sump. Thanks for that site, a little-bit old some of it, but some like ,, travis ,, is classic.

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Old 11-30-2013, 03:35 PM   #17 (permalink)
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@Travis

- The plants on that list, are those just ones you tried to grow in general, or are they the plants you tried to grow in with African cichlids? Because I posted that list onto two other forums to weed out what are the true cichlid resistant plants, and someone said a fair few of them can be taken off the list because they would be destroyed.

- And another thing, is that list complete in its entirety, because there's a message at the bottom that reads "Please wait while the page is being loaded. If this message is shown forever, the page did not load. So try again..." so it must just be part of a larger list, could possibly copy and paste the other half of the list on this thread, it would be great if you could.

- I don't know if you are still receiving emails from this thread, but please, please, please respond back
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:44 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Sorry, I haven't checked the forums in some time. IME, certain types of African cichlids are attracted to certain plants, so the key is to determine either the plants you want to keep and choose cichlids that will work with them, or vice versa. Ps. demasoni are my favorite species for planted tanks because they are a dwarf mbuna that only gets a few inches long max and they dig very little. L. caeruleus and Ps. acei are also great but mature males will dig extensively so planting needs to be done securely (in pots, weighted down, attached to wood or rock manually, using epiphytic plants, etc). Moss has never worked in planted ARLC tanks for me but Riccia fluitans has done quite well when attached to round rocks with hairnets. It just takes some experimentation to find the ideal matches between plants and cichlids. And keeping your plants algae free will go a long way toward preventing mbuna from damaging them when grazing the algae.
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What is black marl? and why does it affect plants?
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