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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-18-2007, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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What type of plant/plants?

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Now my question:

Would like to possibly add some live plants to my current set-up. 55 Gallon with Barbs, Coys, Blue Gourami, CAE. The last time I tried this, the plants lasted about 1 week due to the Gourami eating them.

My question: What type/types of plants would be good with the following conditions:

1) Easy to maintain
2) Do not require a lot of light.
3) Will not grow and overwhelm the tank.
4) With work with my substrate (small 'stones' from 'pea' to 'small marble' size).
5) Will NOT get eaten by the Gourami (or any other fish).
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any type anubis would be good.

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I'd get some potted swords (echinodorus sp.), cryptocorynes, Vallisneria. Leave them in the pots even, then you don't have to worry about the gravel issue.

Also, I've had a blue gourami and he did not eat my plants. Maybe he's hungry?

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3) Will not grow and overwhelm the tank.
Isn't growth the whole point?
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Crypts, swords, mosses, ferns, anubias, hygro. Just to name a few.


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I would say Anubias, ferns, and moss would be your best bet. Swords, maybe. Marble size gravel would make it tough for Cryps and a lot of plants. I never knew Gouramis were so tough on plants.

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Thanks for all the suggestions. I now need to compile the list, determine which plant(s) we like and see if I can buy them.

esarkipato - yes growth is the whole point, but I do not want plants which take over the tank!
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