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ceci9293
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PostPosted: 2007.01.14(Sun)2:41    Post subject: Platies nibbling on suction cups Reply with quote

They love doing it. On the heater, on the thermometer. Do they like the taste of rubber, or is there something growing on it that I can't see?

I'm not worried about it. Just curious. Smile

.....they can't hurt themselves doing it, can they? Oh bah.
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Bob
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PostPosted: 2007.01.14(Sun)6:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have often seen a white-ish growth on suction cups etc, and our Swordtails love cleaning the stuff off, chances are that's what your Platties are doing before you see the white stuff.

Fish have a good sense of what diet suppliments they like Wink

Bob
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ceci9293
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PostPosted: 2007.01.14(Sun)22:52    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha! There's a white mineral-like crust on the bottom of the heater in the SpongeBob tank. I've been thinking I really should clean that, and have just been too lazy since it doesn't seem to be affecting the water quality or the fish. I'm going to transfer the tetras over to the hex anyway... Guess I could bring the fat orange wag female over here in the name of sequestering her until she has her babies, but really so that she can clean the heater for me! Wink

Do you have any idea WHAT it is?

Thanks, Bob!
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