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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-03-2007, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
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Goldfish-safe plants

I have a goldfish tank for a long time. tomorrow i will chance the setup into a planted goldfish tank. i have tried and experimented that goldfish don't eat java ferns. anyone have this kind of experience? please suggest me what other plants are goldfish-safe and survive brackish water?

will any sagitarias, echinodorus, or cryptocorines survive this?


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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-05-2007, 12:45 AM
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I set my mom up with a 75 gallon tank with java ferns, anubius, and some large crypts from my tank and all have been doing well with the fancy goldfish. I think the biggest problem with goldfish is their tendency to suck on plants and uproot them (if not eat them entirely). I have heard that faster goldfish, comets or shubunkin, are the ones that really like to drag plants around. I have even been successful at getting java moss on some of the decorations with the goldfish messing with them constantly. I have an idea that they would also leave bolbitus sp. alone.

As for brackish water, I have no idea. I'd be wary of putting goldfish in brackish as well, but then again, I have not tried it myself.

Good luck with your goldfish endeavors and if there is one bit of advice it would be to tie everything down to decorations or place larger rivers stones/rocks around the bases of your plants to give them a chance to take hold.

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thanks for the response Sorenweis. fortunately i have fantails, oranda, and ranchu. i have already done my setup for the planted goldfish tank, you can see the link in my signature. i like your idea to tie the plant's base with rock but i wish i've read this sooner


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