Beware Barbs and Horwort/Micro Sword

Brandon Bennett

I've never had Barbs before and never imagined them to be so hyper. They're a great species and I've enjoyed them greatly; however, I am learning that they have a ferocious appetite for certain plant species.

As you can see by the picture, they have uprooted all of my Hornwort and Micro-Sword and the proceeded to strip the stems of almost everything:/

They don't have the ability to really bite into my Java Fern, Anubias, and bigger swords but as they get bigger I'm worried they just might.

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Ksuvet

Are those Barbs the Red Glass ones in your profile?

The only Barbs I have had are Cherry Barbs which have never bothered the plants.
 

Brandon Bennett

Yes, I have a mixture of Red Glass and regular Rosy Barbs. The Red Glass Barbs are the real hyper and ferocious eaters. By far they've done most of the damage here.

From what I understand these two species are supposed to be very similar, if not the same, but the regular Rosy's are a lot more calm.
 
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