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Pothos - Saga and Poison Answer

Posted By: Mr Leadfoot <leadfoot@sbcglobal.net>
Date: Thursday, 7 November 2002, at 3:30 a.m.

The end to Pothos in my 29 gallon has arrived! :-(

It seems that my Panaqolus loves the stuff. At first, I thought he was inadvertently rasping through it chasing algae, but now that there's no algae, aside from hair algae, in the tank, he's eating it all! In a week, he pretty much decimated all of it, and I had a LOT of Pothos clipping in the tank, and those clippings had many huge leaves, and new sprouts.

I had to remove the "carcasses" which were falling apart quickly. It looked like I was feeding flake all day for the last two days.

So much for Pothos being poisonous to fish!

I have two beautiful Amazon swords I'm sure are next on the list, with the absence of the Pothos, so I spent $US40 on new plants yesterday, and spent 3 hours getting t