Platies and Swordtails

Discussion in 'Platy' started by Ziabis, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Ziabis

    ZiabisWell Known MemberMember

    Are platies and Swordtails normally live plant eaters?

    They seem to really like eating my plants.

    I saw one swallow a whole leaf...

    I have been trying to pay attention what leaves they are eating. I
    hope it is the rotting or dying or going bad leaves.

    Will they eventually destroy all my plants?

    Thank you...
    Steve:;snail
     
  2. slimeneo

    slimeneoValued MemberMember

    Which plants?

    I think they only eat dying leaves. Well, not 100% true I guess. I used to have anacharis, but my platys loved to bite the leaves off and try to eat them... but I have a lot of other plants now and they leave them alone.
     
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    Ziabis

    ZiabisWell Known MemberMember

    Read my signature it has all my plants...
     
  4. slimeneo

    slimeneoValued MemberMember

    They're eating all of them? They were probably dead leaves or rotting. Are a lot of the plants dying?
     
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    Ziabis

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  6. aylad

    ayladWell Known MemberMember

    Platies will nip at algae on leaves. Every time I see them swallow a leaf by mistake, they spit it out again. ???
     
  7. kinezumi89

    kinezumi89Fishlore VIPMember

    I agree, I see mine nipping at dying plants and algae. They shouldn't consume entire leaves though.