Green severum, browsing or eating?

mr. luke

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My green severum seems to take a liking to any moss i put in,
although im not sure if they are plant eaters, or just graze on the surface like they do everything else? any hints on this one?
 

Ed Seeley

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Severums are browsers and will nibble at things. They're not as bad as Uara which are like under-water lanmowers! Try giving them some tastier options like some lettuce, courgettes or frozen peas and see if that stops them eating the mosses. Or try cheap mosses - fish never seem to want to eat those!!!! :lol:
 

mr. luke

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They hate java moss :D although the bga loves it :rolleyes:
im thinking, a bunch of cabomba at the front as my sev is lazy, he doesnt look for food, he eats from the same plae, and i its not there, he gives up :D
 

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I had severums eat my hygrophilas before. So yes, they are herbivorous. In fact, I took the back the LFS because of it.
 

mr. luke

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Since this thread was started ive learnt that nothing is safe :rolleyes:
Even java fern and anubias get shredded.
 

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I have several 'shredded' plants in 2tanks. One has 2Severum,which I suspect ate the guilty parties there.The other tank has Siamese flying fox,dwarf chain loach and 3Black Ghost knife fish.

Could the Siamese flying fox be responsible ?

Jon
 
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