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post #16 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-26-2013, 03:45 AM
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I concur with all the above plants, my golds could never get far. Nymphoides aquatica is banana plant. I had success with Rotala rotundifolla and R. indica. Aponogetons are good too. Egeria densa, and maybe other fast growing stem plants like Ludwigia or Hygrophilia. Just remember, anything that fits in the mouth goes in the mouth. Large leaved plants like crypts, aponogetons, etc should be great. Smaller stuff like Rotala they will munch on, but as long as you pick a plant that will grow faster than it's turned into salad, you'll be good.

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post #17 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-27-2013, 03:20 AM
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My Orandas in the sump of my Aquaponic system the 1st month, 2" body fish.

They are now approaching tennis ball size. The anubius remain unmolested. I tried some C. Nurri....Stripped down to the crown.
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I've had good luck with anubias and Java fern with my comet and shubunkin goldfish.

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Just wanted to share my current plants that I have had success with; Anubias, Amazon swords, Corkscrew val (this stuff is going crazy without ferts and sand as a substrate!), Java fern and some anarchis (spelling?). I will be adding many more plants in the future but so far, I have had major growth with these plants.
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post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-09-2014, 03:53 AM Thread Starter
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The goldies seem to be leaving the rotala and onion alone...
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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-09-2014, 09:50 AM
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I can't get rotala to grow in cool water :/ might be the species/variety that I have.

My previous goldfish was a lawnmower. She ruined every suggestion given to me. I might try the onion if I can find it with my current one, who is not as plant-hungry.

Watch the anacharis, goldfish do love to eat that one. Some people say it grows too quickly to be eaten completely, mine proved them utterly wrong on that front.
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post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-13-2014, 07:24 PM
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plants that worked for me were any floaters like water lettuce, salvinia, frogbit, pennywort. They reproduce faster than the goldies ate them in a LIDLESS tank. They also didn't eat the following submerged plants including swords, java fern, anubias. They did like to eat dwarf sag, ludwigia, and other stems.

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