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I bought some big plastic plants made by Aquafit and they were only 11.99 Canadian ( normally found for around 18.99 ) so I picked them up considering the fact that my Amazon swords have died. Do P's still like the fact that they have plants in the tank yet they are plastic. ( I mean they must be able to tell the difference !
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thanks for the replies. And also does anyone else use plastic plants in there P tanks ?
 

· Captain Britannia
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i have always used plastic plant in my tank and my p's dont mind ,i did add some real plants in with them once but they lasted 1 week so never bothered since.
the first red i had used to trim them and now my piraya has taken up trimming clumps of leaves off strange but i have some more in reserve
dixon
 

· I Have No Fish but I Have Japanese Girls On My Ava
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Not sure if your Ps would know the difference in appearance. But sure shot know that either will get gnawd or chewed on from time to time
 

· Beautiful One
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I think most p's like them some have a tendancy to nibble on the fake ones that is why I have real ones because it is healthy for them to have vegetation.
 

· Got Rice?!?
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I have fake swords in my tank. My fish dont really seem to be adversely affected. I have also had real plants in a P tank, and honestly , I dont really think they can tell the difference.

~Dj
 

· OPEFE
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They don´t care...just need a place to hide so it can be natural or fake!
 

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my p's would bit and try to eat the fake plants... i would find chunks of plastic floating around, once i saw one of them with a huge chunk, he kept swallowing it and spitting it out.. so i decided to take the fake plants out... i always had a fake plant or 2, and they never did this until they hit about 4 inches...

i like real plants better anyways, but unfortunatey i have a snail infestation that just wont go away... i've tried "sanil-away" and lowering PH, but the bastards keep coming back!

i have a peice of a real plant in there now, just floating around... its got tons of bite marks from the p's on it!

you can see the damn snails too!!!
 
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