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PaperclipGirl 04-13-2010 09:49 PM

No luck in the goldfish tank the anacharis was one big salad bar - so I threw some in the betta tank and it didn't grow there either (might be a lighting issue there) but now I have snails in the betta tank - none in the goldfish tank (but they might have eaten them).

Ugh! Back to the drawing board for my plants/fish....

Mecal 04-13-2010 10:31 PM

how long did you wait for it to grow?
I have some in my 10 gallon, and it's growing rather slowly.

PaperclipGirl 04-13-2010 11:07 PM

well its been about 2.5 weeks - and the stems turned to brown mush - that disintegrated and made a HUGE mess in my tank. There was NO green left at all...

onefish2fish 04-13-2010 11:26 PM

try a banana plant with the goldfish.

onefish2fish 04-13-2010 11:27 PM

otherwise, plastic plants or even better silk as the look more realistic.

karjean 04-14-2010 05:18 AM

I never had a live plant with the goldfish, only plastic since they were always uprooting them.

Byron 04-14-2010 01:39 PM

Goldfish being plant eaters, it would be best to try something like Java Fern. You attach it to rocks or wood (not in the substrate). I've never heard of any fish that will eat JF. And it does fine in room temperatures; I had it grow like mad in my amphibian vivarium (under the water) for years. Doesn't need much light either.

redchigh 04-14-2010 02:00 PM

I agree about the JF, would try hornwort (ceratophyllum submersum, not demersum) and maybe anubias.

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