08-18-2010, 03:47 AM
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Originally Posted by crazy4fish
i have a pond in my backyard and there is a plant that i really like growing in it. i was wondering if it would be possible to add it to my tank? but i dont know how to make sure theres no bacteria going with it, i dont want to kill all my fish because of one plant. anyone have suggestions on how to "clean" the plant before adding it to the tank?
I would be hesitant to place anything from outdoor pond into the aquarium be it plants,seed material from filter,or decor.
The possiblity of introducing parasites such as anchor worms,flukes,fish lice,and a host of possible bacterial pathogens and or other parasites is too great.
While it is true, that many fish in the wild or outdoor ponds live with the afore mentioned parasites and or bacterial pathogens,,, It is not something I would want to chance with fishes I keep ,Opinions vary.
Last edited by 1077; 08-18-2010 at 03:49 AM..