Aphid problem

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Aphid problem

Postby srod » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:59 pm

I got some aphids in my tank I noticed... I think they may be killing or stunting one of my plants.. and my thumbnails aren't eating them. What should I do. Should I add a couple lady bugs to the tank to eat them since the frogs wont?
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Re: aphid problem

Postby Philsuma » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:14 pm

Unless it's a real rare plant, then meh...let em' munch it. The frogs should eventually eat some and then they will most likely boom-bust and peter out.

No need to panic. Let it all play out.

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Re: aphid problem

Postby Philsuma » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:15 pm

try not to feed FF for 4 days in a row and see if the frogs are eating them.

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Re: aphid problem

Postby srod » Tue Jun 24, 2014 6:46 pm

Okay that sounds like a plan
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Re: Aphid problem

Postby srod » Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:18 pm

I got impatient so I chopped the plant up and got rid of the buggers. The plant was looking gross soo hopefuly it grows back green :)
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