moores and fake plants - Tropical Fish Keeping - Aquarium fish care and resources

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 17 Old 01-08-2011, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
moores and fake plants

I was wondering if there are any safe fake plants out there for moores (and other telescope eye's) ?
A lot of people say silk, but I have noticed that even the silk plants can possibly do some damage. any suggestions?
Crocer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 Old 01-08-2011, 10:05 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Why not live plants?

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #3 of 17 Old 01-08-2011, 10:28 PM
Gold Member
 
aunt kymmie's Avatar
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lupin View Post
Why not live plants?
Hey Lupes, nice to see ya!
Why did I think all goldies like to munch and chow down on live plants??

If you don't stand up for something you'll fall for anything...
aunt kymmie is offline  
post #4 of 17 Old 01-09-2011, 04:28 AM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Not all plants, dear. It's kinda a trial and error though. If you can manage to grow plants faster than the moors can eat, then they're perfectly acceptable to keep. Duckweeds, Egeria densa and hornworts will work just fine. Anubias, Amazon swords, lotus and Java ferns will work equally well. I doubt the moors can easily destroy these ones.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #5 of 17 Old 01-09-2011, 05:19 AM
New Member
 
amberjade's Avatar
 
My fantail, telescope and moor all seem to leave giant Val and swords alone :)
Posted via Mobile Device
amberjade is offline  
post #6 of 17 Old 01-09-2011, 06:07 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
I forgot the vals! They work well too.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #7 of 17 Old 01-09-2011, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Thanks for the rrply's, the reason I was thinking fake instead of live was because of the size of my tank.
H: 12"
W: 12"
L: 48"
Crocer is offline  
post #8 of 17 Old 01-09-2011, 11:37 PM
Member
 
Lupin's Avatar
 
Some plants will work just fine there. You need to make sure they're firmly rooted. I prefer to pot mine while tanks are barebottom to make it easier to vacuum goldfish poop. Cryptocoryne plants also work.

Sent from my desktop or phone or whatever else I am holding on to

http://www.tropicalfishkeeping.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=48&dateline=125741997  2
I'm ready for the pressure.
The drama and the pleasure!
If there is one thing I want to see here, it's HUMOR.
I believe I can fly!
I believe I can touch the sky!
I think about it every night and day!
I stand in awe of my body.
Lupin is offline  
post #9 of 17 Old 01-10-2011, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
New Member
 
Thanks for the idea I was kinda thinking the same with the whole potted plants bare bottom. Would I have to worry about the fish hurting there eye's on the pots ? what kind of pots do you use?
Crocer is offline  
post #10 of 17 Old 01-10-2011, 10:26 PM
Member
 
kelly528's Avatar
 
Anubias is awesome... I attach it to driftwood... that way, no uprooting and you can rearrange it periodically to entertain your goldies.
kelly528 is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
fake coral and plants emceeee Saltwater Fish 2 06-20-2008 07:44 PM
Algae on fake plants? Hazarrd Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 10 05-25-2007 11:44 AM
Anyone in Britain want some fake plants? Falina Beginner Freshwater Aquarium 2 05-08-2007 05:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome