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This is a discussion on plants within the Beginner Freshwater Aquarium forums, part of the Freshwater Fish and Aquariums category; --> hello im looking to add some plants to my 46g chiclid tank. i currently have some anubis growing out of the filter and along ...

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Old 05-02-2012, 07:55 PM   #1
 
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hello im looking to add some plants to my 46g chiclid tank. i currently have some anubis growing out of the filter and along the back of the tank with the roots hanging in the water.

i had a whisteria and a hornwort. the whisteria got eaten i would say it was just pretty much stems when i pulled it out. i really liked the hornwort but it made a wicked mess the needles were everywhere so i pulled it.

i have an 11yo parrot fish a 4 inch dempsey, and 2 fish i inherited from my girlfriend. those are a real small yelow lab and a maybe 3 inch flowerhorn. ther were too aggressive for her new tank so i took them.

any recconmedations on some plants that might do well in this tank? or is my only real option to just only use the anubis? thank you, Mike
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:03 AM   #2
 
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Java Fern is an option, I don't think any fish likes the taste of it.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:34 AM   #3
 
than you! i will see if i can find some today!
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Old 05-03-2012, 03:37 PM   #4
 
the lfs didnt have any of the java fern. i bought a sword plant. i forget the exact name but it began with a q. he thinks it might be ok cuse the leaves are tough not like the whisteria i had. i got a pretty huge plant for 6 or 7 bucks. it has tons of roots. i planted it into a hole in a large plastic log. i dont see it going anywhere. hopefully it does ok.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:57 PM   #5
 
Shoulda left the hornwort in. It has a tendency to shed when you first get it but it grows back. I've had a few stems floating for a month or two now. Not sure if I want more or not. I may look into other similar looking species that hopefully wont shed at first.

From what I understand.. yeah you're pretty much stuck with anubias and maybe java fern. There are numerous varieties of anubias however.
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Old 05-04-2012, 12:42 AM   #6
 
the plant got was a Ludwigia. i dunno where i got the idea it started with a q. i musta been looking at something else in the store.
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