11-10-2007, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by dug99
Are aquatic plants hard to care for?
The plants I was thinking of... anacharis... would be very easy to care for in a goldfish tank. A standard fluorescent aquarium light is plenty, 8 - 10 hrs/day... just push them down into the gravel in bunches (which is how they are sold, by the bunch). If you put 2 - 3 bunches together in a few different areas of the tank it will not only look nice, but help feed the fish naturally with a healthy food. The goldfish may pull the plants out, so you'll have to decide if you want to leave some floating or not... or just replant them until they're eaten down to the stalk. Once my goldfish eats them down to bare stalk, I simply replace them. I've also found that if I plant enough of them at once, they grow faster than the fish can eat them, so I don't have to replace them very often.