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saint fu 08-18-2011 12:44 AM

Plant/Fish compatibility list
Hi, I was wondering if there is a good list of what types of plants are (or are not) compatible with different types of fish. I am considering planting my 40g tank, and the fish make up is starting to consist mainly of barbs. Any direction would be appreciated!

Byron 08-18-2011 10:35 AM

Aside from fish that may eat plants, it generally doesn't matter which plants/fish you have. Vegetarian fish are identified in the profiles. However, some fish do require floating plants, gourami for instance should never be in a tank without some floating vegetation. And pencilfish, hatchetfish, many tetra and cyprinids benefit from floating plants too.

Spawning fish sometimes need specific plants, but that is another matter.

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