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Old 03-13-2013, 12:46 AM   #31
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I think the trick with vals is to get them large enough. A friend gave me 12"+ leopard vals that are holding out; the 3" corkscrews I ordered because I liked the way they looked had to be rescued for another tank. So far my goldfish has left anything ridiculously oversized (roughly twice her size) alone. She did eat or otherwise vaporize several crypts - again, always the smaller specimens. I do farm duckweed in all of my other tanks for her, which she gets about twice a week. I can't keep up with her appetite and it hasn't done anything to mitigate the destruction.

I believe a planted goldfish tank can be achieved ... with a lot of forethought and scheming.
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:52 AM   #32
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How long have you had the larger moor? That is a seriously beautiful fish.
He's a broad tail like they developed in the UK not an asian type and he's 3 years old and an extremely graceful swimmer for a fancy goldfish
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:56 AM   #33
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As for eating plants, if my fish get hungry enough they will eat just about any plant. Once mine ate half a foam sponge filter. Well fed mine won't even look at most plants. They are like us. You wouldn't eat dog food... unless you had to.
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