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.



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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