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Old November 11th 03, 07:54 AM
Rodney
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any suggestions on live plants that goldfish won't eat? i had some
different variety of plants in the tank before and had mixed results with
the plants. i had to re-start my tank, so it's bare now.


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Old November 11th 03, 08:53 AM
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Rodney wrote:

any suggestions on live plants that goldfish won't eat? i had some
different variety of plants in the tank before and had mixed results with
the plants. i had to re-start my tank, so it's bare now.


yes, they're called trees - just kidding of course
my goldfish destroy everything that I put in, sooner or later.
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Old November 11th 03, 10:16 AM
Mel
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I've found Java fern to be the most goldfish proof.


"Rodney" wrote in message
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any suggestions on live plants that goldfish won't eat? i had some
different variety of plants in the tank before and had mixed results with
the plants. i had to re-start my tank, so it's bare now.




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Old November 11th 03, 06:59 PM
Jan Sacharuk
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In article m, Rodney wrote:
any suggestions on live plants that goldfish won't eat? i had some
different variety of plants in the tank before and had mixed results with
the plants. i had to re-start my tank, so it's bare now.


My fish don't really like the hornwort that I put in, and I put in a
leafy plant that I can't remember the name of that they don't really
care for either. They nibble at both, but the hornwort grows so fast
it would take an army of goldfish to keep it down.

JS

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Old November 12th 03, 12:22 AM
Dennis Fox
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Rodney wrote:
any suggestions on live plants that goldfish won't eat? i had some
different variety of plants in the tank before and had mixed results with
the plants. i had to re-start my tank, so it's bare now.


I have an Amazon Sword my goldfish does not touch. I also have the
roots only of a philodendron hanging into the tank. Have seen GF "seem"
to nibble at the roots, but never noticed that the roots get any shorter
or fewer.

-Dennis

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Old November 12th 03, 03:50 AM
LoaderLady
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I had a Wisteria (maybe spelled wrong). It looks kindof like a big, bushy
carrot top. The fish nibbled a bit when I first put it in, and then ignored
it. The snails, on the other hand, liked to chew the stems in half so I
finally gave up and took it out. I think it would have been fine if not for
the snails. I want to get some for my next tank and Not add the snails to
it!

Tammy

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any suggestions on live plants that goldfish won't eat? i had some
different variety of plants in the tank before and had mixed results with
the plants. i had to re-start my tank, so it's bare now.




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Old November 12th 03, 06:00 AM
Mike Edwardes
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"Rodney" wrote in message gy.com...
any suggestions on live plants that goldfish won't eat? i had some
different variety of plants in the tank before and had mixed results with
the plants. i had to re-start my tank, so it's bare now.


Goldgish with plants possible? yes, see:
http://mike-edwardes.members.beeb.net/plant/lotech.html

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Old November 12th 03, 12:56 PM
Mick Manford
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I like to combine goldfish-proof plants with edible decoys.

Java fern and anubias are both attractive and bullet-proof. The added
benefit is they can be grown on rocks or wood, so not only can you
shift things around wihtout disturbing root systems - you can remove
them entirely when cleaning the aquarium. Makes life a good deal
easier all round. They also don't need a lot of light.

Then I would add some hornwort and elodea (or whatever its new name
is) Should your fish feel the need for a salad they will go for these.
Both plants usually grow back and if they don't, well they are pretty
cheap to replace.

I find this technique pretty successful at protecting the "main event"
plants. I also think its nice for the fish to have something to nibble
on. Plant material is not going to lead to lover-feeding water quality
problems as its mostly roughage.
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Old November 12th 03, 06:32 PM
Jan Sacharuk
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In article , Mick Manford wrote:
I like to combine goldfish-proof plants with edible decoys.

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Then I would add some hornwort and elodea (or whatever its new name
is) Should your fish feel the need for a salad they will go for these.
Both plants usually grow back and if they don't, well they are pretty
cheap to replace.


We tried that as well. In theory, the hornwort was the main event, and
the hygrophila was the decoy. In reality, both my commons and my
veiltails didn't care about the plants at all. Now I'm finding my
commons are nibbling at the hornwort, like we had planned, but they're
not really slowing its growth any.

For now, I think the fish are just happy to have plants to play in,
even if they aren't chewing them up.

JS

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Old November 14th 03, 01:30 PM
Peter Gennaro
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I have a large goldfish in a planted tank. He completely ignores Amazon
swords, ludwigia, red reinecki, chain sword. The only thing he really went
after was Hornwort. I don't believe he was actually eating the Hornwort. I
think he just enjoyed tearing it apart.

Interesting thing I noticed, and maybe all goldfish are like this I don't
know, But when he was younger he strictly ate flakes from the surface. Now
that he's big he has turned to bottom feeding. Also he is more aggressive by
nature now that he's big.


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any suggestions on live plants that goldfish won't eat? i had some
different variety of plants in the tank before and had mixed results with
the plants. i had to re-start my tank, so it's bare now.




 




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