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Duckweeds; Food for vegetarian fish !

Hey guys, lately ive been wondering what to do with the excess duckweed in my planted tanks, so i researched n found out its great source of food for vegetarian fish such as cichlids, silver dollars and other vegetarian fish.

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Koi love it!

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Koi love it!
I feed it to my koi every summer. They can clean up an entire bucket of the stuff in a matter of minutes. I keep a few tubes outside in the summer to grow it in and throw in handfuls in my pond for them.

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I feed it to my koi every summer. They can clean up an entire bucket of the stuff in a matter of minutes. I keep a few tubes outside in the summer to grow it in and throw in handfuls in my pond for them.
yes ure absolutly right, i totally forgot to mention this as koi food, probably because my kois are currently under 3 inches of ice.. :S cant wait for summer.

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My congo tetras clean it up as well, but yet they don't touch any of the other plants in the tank. Weird, but nice
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Yeah I feed it to my goldfish.

Well that's just like.........your opinion man.
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Just be careful putting it in some tanks. Itll just be annoying cause its so hard to get rid of in some tanks. I have noticed that my apple snails love it as well when it bunches up on the sides. They will just sit at the edge of the water and eat it all day.




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+1 congo tetra,

emperor tetra too.
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I think we should grow duckweed dry it n sell it as veggie label food Business ladies n gentlemen

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The Uranium of the plant world. In the right tank….great, in the wrong…. BOOM.
I feed it into my rainbow tanks and they love it. In a sloppy move, I got it into my angel fish tank. Before I knew it, the tank was covered. Took days/weeks to get it out.
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The Uranium of the plant world. In the right tank….great, in the wrong…. BOOM.
I feed it into my rainbow tanks and they love it. In a sloppy move, I got it into my angel fish tank. Before I knew it, the tank was covered. Took days/weeks to get it out.
very good point !

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My weekly duckweed collection... yes thats a lot !

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Yes, great for goldfish. I give excess from my tank at work to a secretary who has some big goldfish at home, they love it.
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Yes, great for goldfish. I give excess from my tank at work to a secretary who has some big goldfish at home, they love it.
Those secretaries always get the goodies

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The Uranium of the plant world. In the right tank….great, in the wrong…. BOOM.
Both of ours are BOOM tanks. I have seen the apple snails eat it. But not fast enough.
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