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post #1 of 6 Old 12-19-2008, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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looking for low light plants that silver dollars won't eat

I'm looking into putting some live plants in my tank... it's filled with 2x oscars, 6x silver dollars, 2x pictus catfishes, 1x red blood parrot in 150 gallon tank.

In the past I've used java fern but they grew SO slow or not at all. I want something that requires little to no light that will propagate quickly. Will java moss suffice? If not, something that would outpace the eating speeds of my silver dollars will work too!
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post #2 of 6 Old 12-20-2008, 11:01 PM
java moss, once established can grow very quickly. It might take over ur tank if your not careful.
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post #3 of 6 Old 12-21-2008, 07:53 PM
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i had a trio of silver dollars but had to re home them when my 150g broke they will eat EVERYTHING green from java moss to java fern aparently if there kept well fed with greens they will leave the plants be but i found they were quite happy to anihalate both i would personally look for some good qaulity synthetic plants

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post #4 of 6 Old 12-25-2008, 12:36 AM
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You could try hornwort. I've never heard of anything eating hornwort before, and it grows like crazy.

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post #5 of 6 Old 12-25-2008, 02:49 AM
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Onion plants grow tall and do well in low light. I have yet to see a fish that finds them tasty.

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post #6 of 6 Old 01-03-2009, 10:23 PM
i ahve a plant called coffeeolia and its low light and grows super slow but nothing in my tank seems interested in it
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