Congo tetra eating plant

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

  1. s

    superawesome Valued Member Member

    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. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

    Maybe you're not feeding your fish enough?
     
  3. OP
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    superawesome Valued Member Member

    Twice, even three times daily is more than enough.
     
  4. Anders247

    Anders247 Fishlore Legend Member

    Are you sure they are congo tetras? Post a pic if them?
     
  5. OP
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    superawesome Valued Member Member

    Lol, yes they are Congo tetras 100%.
     
  6. Dom90

    Dom90 Fishlore VIP Member

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

    hampalong Well Known Member Member

    "Feeds on worms, small insects, crustaceans and plant matter." - FishBase.
     
  8. OP
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    superawesome Valued Member Member

    Thanks hampalong
     
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2015
  9. Amglynn05

    Amglynn05 New Member Member

    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. OP
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    superawesome Valued Member Member

    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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