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Re: Clowns eating plants??

Posted By: Martin Thoene <martin.thoene@lakenheath.af.mil>
Date: Saturday, 20 March 1999, at 2:37 p.m.

In Response To: Clowns eating plants?? (Joe Rayburn)

Joe, your tank sounds gorgeous! Lovely combo of fishes.

Yes, your Clowns are the culprits. Botia do like veggies in their diet. Try feeding scices of Cucumber, zuchinni and squash, weighted by plant weights or some other means. Also lettuce.

They make these neat holes in the leaves, seemingly by punching the hole, but exactly HOW they do that isn't exactly sure.

I have 6 Clowns, 6 Botia striata, and 3 Botia lohochata in my main tank, and they've decimated the Amazon Swords and Java fe