They are guppies, just feeders and I only started with 9 :shock: ! I've actually never seen him catch a fish, though if one dies... and most of the hiding places have two exits and are too small for him to go into. He has his one cave and the fish know to not go in there. I don't like having the cichlids in there, but I'm short a tank right now and I couldn't put them in with anyone else. (Platies and Bettas are my main fish in the other tanks.) The only thing he is hard on in the tank is the Java Fern and the Anacharis(I don't think there is any left). He basically leaves everything else alone, though sometimes the dwarf sag gets pulled out or attacked(its beside the Java Fern). My aquariums right now all have those plastic tank backers of planted tank scenes(from plastic plant days :roll: ) What do people use for backgrounds other than those? What colors would be good?
No, he leaves the rhizome and eats the leaves, needless to say it is not growing all that great. He eats the whole plant of the Anacharis. I think because I keep him well fed with bottom feeder foods he doesn't really go for the fish or the other plants. They've learned to stay away from him mostly, so have I :wink: . He has doubled in size since I got him, he's about 6/7 inches counting the claws. Another thing, my tank isn't that heavily planted and I left paths for him to march down. One day he may just decide to destroy the plants overnight, but they are extras from my other tanks. He was actually harder on the plastic plants, had to get good silk plants because they are tougher and he couldn't strip them overnight.