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Edible Aquarium Plants?

Just curious, are any of the plants that are common to our hobby actually edible? I'm talking the common vals, rotala, anubias, etc., nothing exotic or uncommon.

And, if they are, has anybody ever tried them and what do they taste like?
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Every plant is edible if you are hungry enough!

I've had amazon sword get in my mouth, tasted like grass really. Nothing special about it at all.

Just curious, why are you curious?


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Well, I was reading The Zombie Survival Guide and got thinking:

"Imagine if I was locked in my bedroom with no means of escape, the only source of food or water would be from my fishtank. I wonder if the plants were edible?"

Yes, I'm weird....with too much time on my hands.
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Bacopa is an herb that is sometimes used in salads. B. monnirer is said to be good for those with Alzheimer's and to calm the mind.

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Well, I was reading The Zombie Survival Guide and got thinking:

"Imagine if I was locked in my bedroom with no means of escape, the only source of food or water would be from my fishtank. I wonder if the plants were edible?"

Yes, I'm weird....with too much time on my hands.
Thats soooo funny, we're all weird in our own way lol

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That is what I thought when I first read the thread, but I got over it. To each their own, I would not like the fishy tank water taste


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I can't believe that member got so many responses and knew so much about the plants and how some of them tasted


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Haha you people have interesting minds.
Keep a hot plate and a beaker in your room and you might also have fish soup.

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I read that book!

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I eat some of my plant leaves raw when i prune the plants
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YES!!!! Finally someone started this topic so I didnt have to. I would like to eat some of my plants....being that I grow all my own herbs and such. I think one that hasnt hit the list is Limnophilia aromatica.

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I would imagine that the sword plants would probably taste best and like lettuce.

Probably the worst tasting would be the mosses.

I'm just guessing.
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the seeds and roots of the lotus are quite good and starchy.


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