Congo tetra eating plant

Discussion in 'Tetras' started by superawesome, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. superawesomeValued MemberMember

    My two male Congo tetras actually eat my micro sword plant. This is a fish that is supposed to be a "carnivore" but I strongly disagree with this. I give all my fishes flake food and blood worms once each week or so sometimes could be twice per week depending on my memory. Anyone have this same issue?
  2. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Maybe you're not feeding your fish enough?

  3. superawesomeValued MemberMember

    Twice, even three times daily is more than enough.
  4. Anders247Fishlore LegendMember

    Are you sure they are congo tetras? Post a pic if them?
  5. superawesomeValued MemberMember

    Lol, yes they are Congo tetras 100%.
  6. Dom90Fishlore VIPMember

    Like Anders said, a pic would be helpful in identifying what fish you have.
  7. hampalongWell Known MemberMember

    "Feeds on worms, small insects, crustaceans and plant matter." - FishBase.
  8. superawesomeValued MemberMember

    Thanks hampalong
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2015
  9. Amglynn05New MemberMember

    It is strange, though, as my mature congos only feed on the meaty options (bloodworms, brine shrimp, etc) and never on my plants or even the algae wafers as many of my other fish do... Stinkers! ;)

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  10. superawesomeValued MemberMember

    Mine are different :-( they eat anything that goes their way, algae wafers, bloodworms, dried shrimp, live shrimp, plants, snails. Those two are vicious but not too other fish though. I guess when they're hungry they eat whatever.

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