Malawies and plants

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  1. Nico.Ferreira

    Nico.Ferreira Member

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    I heard that the malawis like eating the plants in the tank? Is there any plants they wont eat? Any advice on keeping them?
     
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    Try tougher plants.
    Like Anubias or Java fern. More robust forms of Vallis, or Amazon swords

    problem is that they constantly dig in the substrate,so you need to put a "collar" of pebbles around the base of the plant to protect it from being dug up.
     
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    I have mine with Java ferns, bolbitis and some other ferns I don't know the name of. They're all growing on rocks and wood.
     
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    Luckily it is possible. Was very dissappinted when i heard. Really dont want to go the "plastic" route, rather leave it then. Unfortunately chilly souce on leaves wont help
     
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    GOOD quality plastic and silk plants can look amazing - just saying !!
     
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    They can.
    I have seen some really good articles in PFK magazine re fake plants
    From what I have seen, is lighting is key. With rubbish lighting, the setup won't look good.
    But if the lighting is good, then the whole setup really does look excellent.
     
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