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  1. Question Plants with Goldfish


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    Hello! I have tried 3 times now to make some Java Moss grow on my driftwood, but every time my goldfish Petri rips it off and eats it all.

    Has anybody here had any luck with growing plants with goldfish that always think its some kind of special treat just for them? I want to try some Java Fern or something like that when i get my new tank, but it seems to be harder than it sounds.
    10gal Betta Tank - Skye the crowntail and Squiggles the deformed albino cory
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    You've hit on why people don't keep aquatic plants with goldfish; they eat them. No point in using plants in its tank. But, as you've seen, plant matter is part of the goldfish diet, so you might try leafy vegetables, rubber-banded to a rock, with it. Fresh leaf spinach is ideal, just rinse under the tap before use.

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    I've heard that anubias is too tough to eat and java fern doesn't taste good. Haven't tried it myself. Any plants that go in my goldfish tank are meant to be eaten.
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    I have heard the above about java fern as well.. Alternatively, you could get something that is super fast-growing, so your goldie can't keep up with it.. Duckweed comes to mind :)

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    Hm. Well then i guess ill try it out with some Java Fern and anubias when i do get my new tank, and if he eats it i will finally give up. :) I should give him more peas for that ravenous veggie craze!
    10gal Betta Tank - Skye the crowntail and Squiggles the deformed albino cory
    10gal Tank- Glofish
    75gal- Everything

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    Anubias is the only one I've heard works with them. But then my mystery snails are munching a tiny bit on them. They say though that they are too tough to eat for goldfish.
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    I have Swords, Java fern and Anubias in with my goldies
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    My goldie is a bit weird. I have anubias, java fern, cabomba, swords, and elodia in his tank, and he has yet to eat any of it. He does keep digging up the swords, though.

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    I have Anubias bacteri and Microsorium pteroptus with fantails and common goldfish. They don't touch them other than using them for cover on occassion. They are beautiful plants that do well in cool water aquariums. Give them a try. :)

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    I also have Anubias, Crypts, and Swords with my goldfish. They really don't munch on these. Occasionally I will have a floater due to the bumping them around. I also keep larger Nerite (small horned ones too) snails for cleanup. Lots of driftwood and hiding spaces. I've tried smaller and more delicate plants and they mow them down. Anything with a thick tough leaf should do very well. I learned from keeping African cichlids that delicate plants never fare well either due to muching or water parameters.

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