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How can I disinfect plants? Can I used just tap water?

How can I disinfect plants for a new aquarium build I'm working on.

I was thinking of maybe just filling up the entire new aquarium with tap water without water conditioner.

My tap water has Chloramines in it which I understand to not be as effective as chlorine however more stable.

So perhaps leaving it in there for 2 weeks submersed in Chloramines might do the job?

I have an old goldfish that I have had for like 10+ years and I want to move him to a larger aquarium with some plants and stuff but I don't want to get him infected with some kind of new disease.


What do you think of my idea to disinfect the plants?

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P.S. Also if you have plant recommendation for Goldfish, that would be helpful too.
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Disinfecting plants is usually done with things like (dilute) bleach, hydrogen peroxide, potassium permanganate, alum, etc.

However, as you are going to leave it in a separate container (with no other fish) for 2 weeks, any piscine parasites/diseases should be eliminated (as they have no host).

However, that being said, your goldfish may well eat whatever plants you throw at it!

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Disinfecting plants is usually done with things like (dilute) bleach, hydrogen peroxide, potassium permanganate, alum, etc.

However, as you are going to leave it in a separate container (with no other fish) for 2 weeks, any piscine parasites/diseases should be eliminated (as they have no host).

However, that being said, your goldfish may well eat whatever plants you throw at it!
Thanks for the information.

I have heard that certain plants are goldfish proof. Perhaps by having tough leaves, not tasting good or growing faster than the goldfish can eat it.
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Thanks for the information.

I have heard that certain plants are goldfish proof. Perhaps by having tough leaves, not tasting good or growing faster than the goldfish can eat it.
Yes, these characteristics will definitely be likelier candidates!

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