Silver dollars fed clippings

Supalah17

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so like the title says, can I feed my silver dollars clippings from my other tanks plants?

I have 6 silver dollars in a 180g tank that is just rocks and driftwood because of their notoriety for eating plants. All of my other tanks are very heavily planted however.

Usually I just throw my clippings (or torn pieces when my biggest Severum throws his post WC temper tantrum) in the trash. I don’t know how I didn’t think of this before, but if I throw the clippings into their tank, will they eat them? Will they eat yellow/dead leaves? Ones with various algae’s on them? Or will I just be moving the mess from one tank to another?
 

Deadliestviper7

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I doubt the truly dead ones will be relished, however most aquatic plants will likely be accepted, they will even eat Java fern
 
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I have started offering my group bits of various greens from the prepackaged salad that the wife brought home.They love it.
 

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They are more nibblers than outright grazers....they seem to relish meaty stuff more than the veggies I attempt to feed.
 
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Bertie07

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IMO I don’t think it will work like you think, when I kept silver dollars they would take small bites out of plants and not just instantly chew it up, depending on the plant you will probably have floating leaves in your tank that will have bites out of them. It might work but I think it will just create mess
 

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They are more nibblers than outright grazers....they seem to relish meaty stuff more than the veggies I attempt to feed.
Mine will eat earthworms, red wigglers, massivore pellets (attempt to), and just all of the food I feed to my bottom dwellers. They do not care whatsoever if I give them lettuce specifically for them, they want the meaty food too.
 
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