Siamese Algae Eaters will wipe out your entire collection of R. wallichii, Mayaca and other fine species in matter of time. Can you live without SAE or without R. wallichii ?. Choice is yours.gpodio said:OK, I've never had problems with my current fish eating plants but since I added Rotala Wallichii to my tank someone has been eating it constantly. I've ruled out the MTS as the problem has gotten a little better since I placed some ludwigia all around the plant to make a sort of barrier. I have an anglefish, loaches, cardinals, small rainbows, ancistrus, ottos and SAEs. I don't think the angelfish can fit where the rotala is but anything is possible.... Before I get the BB gun out and start playing russian roulette, any idea who might be responsible? Or who to rule out?