02-21-2020, 02:43 PM
Join Date: Feb 2020
ITS THE ANGELS... my adult pair of angels are making FAST work of making my H Corymbosa look like tall leafless stems under water with just the leaves above water growing out now. Looks kinda cool I guess; like palm trees. But that’s NOT the look I wanted, lol/ugh!! Yeah, anyway, ya gotta pick between angels n some plants, but they LOVE corymbosa. Also seem to like eating any small floating (pond) plants n even pull out all my DHG plugs before they can get rooted, so I keep putting the plugs back, n everything will look great. Then under the moonlight, I finally caught them red handed (or green finned for that matter). Anyway, for me, my pair of angels are priceless. So I just bought a 20 gal JUST for getting plants established underwater...giving fast growing stuff, like the dwarf hair grass, a fighting chance against some nibbling. As for plants like the corymbosa, although I feel like they eat the immersed leaves as much as the terrestrial ones that come on most plants when u first buy them. That’s one plant, that once they get a taste for it, u just can’t have the angels n H Corymbosa together, unless it’s a HUGE amount throughout a VERY LARGE aquarium. But even then, they’ll never look picture perfect.
As for the mollies, they are mainly just trying to eat any algae on top of leaves, but w MINIATURE leaves like what’s on HC, they may be going for algae, but it’s so delicate, they’re just ripping it up n probably even eating a lot of that too. Tho the angels are more likely eating it too. U should do what I’m doing w my DHG and establish a big matt of the HC, and THEN add it to ur show tank, as it will then be growing and given a chance to get to its healthiest before it gets nipped at.
Haha... just realized u may mean Hygro Corymbosa when u say HC. I’m thinking hemianthus callitrichoides.