they may not go to the substrate.but sicne urs is sand they might.they wont in mine.i have gravel.also u can feed them a thin slice of zucchini...boil it for about 10 seconds or nuke a cup of water and let it sit until it sinks..that way it will sink to the bottom for them..i need to get more.and sicne i start work monday,i might be able to coax my dad into giving me a few bucks to buy some since mine is lonely..
hmdt wont eat them..they leave each other alone..my female is super aggressive.she goes after the snales more than she does the oto..even then she looks at the snails and moves on..she never bothers my otos.even when i added some after i put her in instead of taking her out first..she still wouldnt bother them...as long a u have hiding places.ur fine :)
i forgot the name of the other asian plants.some long name.petsmart sales them..this is the name of some Cryptocoryne and maybe its petco that sells them..i looked it up before but forgot who sells them..though my petsmart here doesnt have them now i remember..
i too want to get more.especially in my algae infested tank.though its not that bad.im just tired of the green algae.hard to get of live plants..id try to take a pic of mine.but with all the diatoms on the glass.u wouldnt see him..though i need to take pix of my other tanks and post them ;)
im not in good shape.been gaining weight lately.not much but its more than im use too..and i smoke..after being lazy and laying in bed for several years only getting up to eat,use the bathroom,smoke a cig outside..its taken its tole on me...(depression) but getn back into shape..they have another pet smart about 4 miles away.i walked there a couple times.but in this heat.not a good idea.