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Old 12-14-2011, 03:26 PM   #61
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Ski just found out what plant my large goldfish likes to eat! As far as I have seen she hasn't had very much interest in the planted plants but loves to eat the frogbit. I hear thrashing and splashing and I look up and she is wrestling the leaves off of the bunches!
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Old 12-14-2011, 08:57 PM   #62
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Too bad. Frogbit is the absolute best lookin floater IMO. Oh, and thanks for havin my back on my sloppy technical advice, Squid.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:29 PM   #63
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Yea, i might make a corral for it when i grow more, because its so great for sucking nitrates and ammonia!
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:02 AM   #64
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And feed it to them? That's really cool. It makes an awesome filter and love the idea of the fish eating the plants which filtered out their waste. Since I am not doing that, I hope you do so I can enjoy it vicariously.
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Old 12-15-2011, 01:28 AM   #65
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I hope so too, i really want some duckweed. I hear it grows really really fast and that goldies love it!
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Old 12-15-2011, 03:09 PM   #66
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You'll have to take a container and start a duckweed farm on your windowsill, otherwise It doesn't last long especially if you've got surface agitation.
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:47 PM   #67
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I have a soon to be ten gallon five gallon betta tank and a 3 gallon betta bowl too so i can grow in there and then put it in the goldfie tank when it becomes to much in there!
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:57 PM   #68
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Good idea! I can't keep greater duckweed alive...
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Old 12-15-2011, 06:14 PM   #69
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Well thats how i have the frogbit, its been growing in my five gallon betta tankm i just pull some out and put it in the goldies tank.
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:23 AM   #70
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I always thought that sand substrate was dangerous for bottom feeders like goldfish cause they end up swallowing a lot of it.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:56 PM   #71
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Nope, my goldies love it, and I haven't had a problem yet. And I researched it too, many people have kept goldfish with sand without having an issue.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:19 PM   #72
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I also got more plants in the mail yesterday, i ordred jungle val for this tank and they are BEAUTIFUL!! I cant wait to plant them on saturday or sunday!
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:01 AM   #73
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Mine ate the lesser duckweed but not the greater duckweed. Some people say salvinia grows faster/filters more than duckweed. I had some at the same time as the duck, but not long enough to form an opinion.
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Old 12-17-2011, 05:08 PM   #74
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Yea, i think i might have gotten some lesser duckweed when i got my frogbit, but only like two pieces and i think it has double to four, so hopelly i will be able to get it to grow more!
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:59 PM   #75
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Yeah. It would be a quintessential part of a gourmet, grow-your-own goldfish salad bar!
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