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FatalAtraction441
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real plants
« on: February 24, 2010, 06:45:57 PM »

what real plants can i put with goldfish?
i hear some certain ones they will eat up  Grin

thank you
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Mindemae
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Re: real plants
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2010, 11:15:03 PM »

elodea or pond weed and probably arrow root are the hardiest and moast recommended for beginners aquariasts
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Re: real plants
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2010, 04:47:17 AM »

I've got a pretty nice Anubias (doesn't want too strong light) and a Hygrophila, both are growing fine (: And as far as I've noticed, my fish aren't violating them at all. Maybe because the fish are still pretty small Wink
Mom has a forest of Java Fern in her aquarium, as anything else that was put in there was completely eaten or thrown around by her huge goldfish d:
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Re: real plants
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2010, 07:25:48 AM »

Don't know where I thought I read my anacharis plants were a possible good plant for my g-fish tank, they do get nibbled on a bit, but the majority seem to be fine after strapping them lightly to little stones with a rubber band. I finally did this after 3 weeks of re-planting the floating pieces ever day  Roll Eyes    they like to eat at the roots
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Re: real plants
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2010, 10:16:50 PM »

haha ok the only plant i had was java moss. and OH MAN!! that stuff floats into my filter and makes a nightmare. haha i even tried tying it down too but my fish get curious and swim near it...or on it.
Ok so i think im going with anubias (= thank you guys. your a bunch of help.
oh and a tiny question ...

can i feed my fish vegies?
(I've decided to be a caring mom  Cheesy)
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Re: real plants
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2010, 06:13:25 AM »

Feed them lots of veggies! It's great for the digestive system of your fish (: And they contain fiber and important vitamins!
I use to give my fish green peas (: They are very easy to prepare, just buy frozen, natural peas, thaw them and pop them out of their shells and you're ready to go! Grin Unless you have small goldfish, then you might need to cut them to some smaller pieces (:
Other things you could try would be big chunks of cucumber, zucchini, lettuce and orange (:
The lettuce could be "planted" in the grovel for your fish to graze on, or attached with a clip to the side of the aquarium. And remove any leftovers after 24 hours. Be careful with the orange too, take away all the peel so it won't get stuck in the mouth of your fish. Oranges contain lots of acids and juices, so be careful not to give too much of it, as it may pollute your water (:

Other than this, have fun with your fishies! Cheesy
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Re: real plants
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2010, 08:59:58 AM »

and regarding the anacharis.......they're snacking on them regularly... Roll Eyes   the leaves are probably at around 50% now. I better look into this anubias
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Re: real plants
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2010, 12:45:07 PM »

Do so! Cheesy They've got really big and thick leaves, so your goldfish ought to leave them alone d:
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Re: real plants
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2010, 08:06:29 AM »

Java ferns are good because you can tie them to decorations, rocks or driftwood. You don't need to plant them in the gravel, which means that curious goldfish can't dig them up. They also don't taste nice to hungry hippo goldies. They might pick at the frilly tips of a Windelov (Lace Java fern), though. Cryptocoryne is another plant type that goldfish don't like to eat, and they can also be tied to stuff in the tank. Ground covers and mosses will just get destroyed by goldfish.
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