Plants for Goldfish/cold water?
I was directed here from the plants forum so here we go.
I've got a 29g that I'm in the slow process of trying to convert to a planted tank. It would be glorious to just tear it down and start from scratch. But alas, this is impossible as it's currently the only home for my goldfish.
I technically could just dump them in the 10 gallon but the biggest fish is 6" long, 1/3 the length of the tank, swear to god.
Right now I've got a basic plan down of how I want it to look, involving a moss wall and filling in the back wth anacharis, but I really do want some more variety with plants.
So I need a list of plants that basically fit these conditions;
1. They need to be colder water plants that generally thrive well in the same temperature
2. They need to stand up to (or even nicely tolerate) being eaten and/or abused by my goldfish(read: 6" godzilla fish.)
Possible plant list;
Moss wall (weeping moss/Fissidens?)
Nymphaea (Tiger lotus?)
Anubias nana 'petite' (?) i kind of want one just because it's so tiny and cute and it could live on the drift wood
Moss carpet (Flame moss?)
So, Uh, I think that might about cover it.
Some really vauge tank specs, since I'm stuck housesitting away from it;
60 watt coralife w/ 50/50 bulb on a timer from 10am-2pm, might also get some indirect sunlight in the morning
fluorite black substrate, 2/3 regular 1/3 sand, ranges from 3-2" deep (I'm going to add some white sand in around the front as a beach sort of thing, my poor black moor gets lost in the fluorite)
not entirely sure of the water parameters as I havent been able to test in ... a really long while.
So, oh wise minds of Plantedtank.net, have you any suggestions?
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Last edited by Dollface; 10-07-2008 at 02:32 AM.