Originally Posted by shellieca
Ha! I'd feel more sorry for your pocket book, plants aren't cheap.
Too be honest, I've been buying the cheap bulbs from Wal-Mart, so it hasn't been so bad yet. In fact, those are the only ones I have been able to keep alive. The ones I bought from the pet store that were already grown and you plant them, have completely died off. The bulbs from Wal-Mart, took root and took off in my tank. They are thriving so well, that you can hardly tell that she has been attacking them. Of course, now I've see her do it, so I know what to look for.
She didn't know that I was watching, I was on my bed pretending to be asleep. She snuck up on the plant, like she was hunting, attacked a strand until it came lose, then she chased the broken part around the tank. She never tried to eat it, just chased it. If it sank to the bottom though, she would grab it and take it to the top. She would actually try to get it into the filter flow so that it would continue to move up and down on its own and then she would chase it. I couldn't believe what I was seeing, until I saw her do it again a few hours later. It appears that she is actually doing this for fun!!