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pappy-fish81
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Plants..
« on: November 05, 2010, 06:24:24 PM »

Are there any plants that goldfish won't eat or destroy at all?

I tried all these:
a. Anacharis/Elodea
b. Hornwort
c. Water lettuce
d. Amazon Sword
e. Marimo Ball- I was told by a Petsmart employee that this would work with goldfish because they don't like the taste of it. Wrong!

P.S. I'm just frustrated at the moment.  Sad
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Re: Plants..
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2010, 06:41:44 PM »

Try the hard leafy ones like Anubias, Dwarf Anubias, Java Fern, Vallisneria.

Also I noticed that ever since I started to feed spirulina flakes and algae pellets they don't eat my elodea anymore but they still EAT Hornworth and Ambulia.
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Re: Plants..
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2010, 06:50:47 PM »

Thanks Hanna  Smiley
Okay, I have an anubias plant right now. I'll try it. Undecided
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2010, 06:53:36 PM »

Good Luck, lol, it should be fine, just let us know how they're going Wink
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Re: Plants..
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2010, 06:54:35 PM »

It's my Lola that eat or destroy the plants. Sad
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Re: Plants..
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2010, 06:56:56 PM »

Husband just told me to wait till the plant is bigger and healthier before I put it in Lola's tank.  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2010, 06:58:28 PM »

Oh, the gorgeous soprano ! Here it is Hepsiba, she teaches then everybody else  Shocked
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Re: Plants..
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2010, 07:01:35 PM »

Basically it shouldn't matter. Anubias is known as being too leathery for goldfish and too biiter yucky taste for them too.
You may try it and watch her and maybe take it out later if she still has a go at it.
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Re: Plants..
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2010, 01:17:53 AM »

I have two different types of baby tears, one green and one pink and they are going perfectly in my tank. They are hard leaved so even though Sunshine tries to nibble on them, she can't totally destroy them. Ask the pet shop for hard leaved plants instead maybe Smiley
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Re: Plants..
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2010, 06:10:57 AM »

Goldfish don't like the taste of Java Fern, which is a really good plant to have, it grows into really dense and beautiful bushes Smiley So it'd be a good background plant aside from the anubias Smiley
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Re: Plants..
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2010, 07:28:43 PM »

I feel ya Pappy! Wink
My 75 g tank is a disaster.  I thought I'd be smart and pot the pennywort. HA! I think they unpotted it in 10 sec. flat.
It's a sad ripped, floating thing now Sad
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Re: Plants..
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2010, 12:10:52 AM »

Bad fish! Angry Spank them Mindemae  Grin
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Re: Plants..
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2010, 01:06:54 AM »

 Sad Cry Anubias will not work they pulled a leaf already.
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Re: Plants..
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2010, 06:34:02 AM »

pappy: What kind of anubias do you have?
I've got some kind of giant anubias and a dwarf anubias, both are doing great Smiley They dug up the dwarf anubias a few times (I have about four little bushes of it spread around the front of the tank). but that's about it! They haven't eaten any of them Smiley
I have a few other plants that are more fragile though... they aren't being very harassed, but there are pieces floating around from time to time.
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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2010, 03:56:20 AM »

We bought the plant at Petsmart on one of those plastic tubes and it was only labeled anubias. I don't really know what kind it is. Undecided
Anyway, I'm really thinking about getting those java fern. Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2010, 05:15:16 AM »

The Java fern has very strong roots, and develop really BIG lumps of root systems that stick into the rocks of the gravel, if you want you can tie it to driftwood and let it grow into that as well Smiley But these plants should withstand the biggest and most violent goldies Wink

How big was the anubias? Could you explain what it looked like?
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« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2010, 06:02:09 PM »

I'm glad to know that. Smiley Planted all my plants now in a small glass vase, don't like the smell of clay pots. Sad


Here's the plant,



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« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2010, 01:50:13 PM »

That looks like a dwarf anubias to me! (But then again, I don't know exactly how big that pot is) Roughly how big are the leaves?
On my dwarf anubias, you can say they're about two inches long, while on the larger kinds they're about 4-5 inches Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: November 09, 2010, 03:11:48 PM »

The leaves are about two to two and a half inches long.
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« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2010, 02:56:29 AM »

So it's that in-between one probably c: (I recently got one of those too).
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« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2010, 03:41:48 AM »

You woudn't believe it, our goldies munched up the java fern  Shocked  Shocked got only roots and bristles left... Roll Eyes
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« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2010, 01:27:25 AM »

How is this possible?! :O Not even mom's fantail is eating Java Fern! *but everything else*
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« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2010, 01:43:39 AM »

Nossie:Sorry  Embarrassed I mean Hanna: that's a real bad news! Shocked
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« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2010, 01:52:56 AM »

What is bad news? Shocked

(Three big-eyed panic threads, lol)
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« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2010, 02:43:44 AM »

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How is this possible?! :O Not even mom's fantail is eating Java Fern! *but everything else*

I really DON'T KNOW, but they did  Huh  Shocked
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« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2010, 02:50:45 AM »

here's a pic of a once green and lush Java Fern.... parts of it I pulled out as it was transformed into big long dark green poo strings... Tongue
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« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2010, 07:20:27 AM »

It doesn't look that much like a Java Fern. The (what are they called?) stalks ?) Look a bit too light, and I can't see the slightly raffled surface on the leaves... you sure that was Java fern? *just to be certain*
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« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2010, 02:42:59 PM »

Oh my! Shocked Poor java ferns Sad
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« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2010, 06:36:09 AM »

Yes Nossie absolutely sure, it WAS Java Fern  Cry.... what you can see is all eaten away and ripped
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« Reply #29 on: November 12, 2010, 07:21:47 AM »

That's so strange o_O Maybe they were just so stubborn they decided to eat it even if it tasted bad d:
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