Goldfish Proof Plants? Nope

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by MinhMai, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. MinhMai

    MinhMai Valued Member Member

    So I was under the impression that Anubias and Java Fern would be ignored by goldfish after reading around on the Internet. It seemed to be true at first, but that didn't last long. I just caught my Oranda tearing at the rhizome of one of my Anubias barteri where he had already torn off an old leaf. Also my Java Fern has been trying to grow new leaves, but the new leaflets with soft transparent tips are apparently soft enough for a goldfish to find appetizing.

    The only truly goldfish proof plant is Plasticus fabricatum

  2. Plecomaker

    Plecomaker Well Known Member Member

    Doh, i was goint to tell you abou fernus plasticus,
    but you seem to know about it :)
  3. sheenalee

    sheenalee Valued Member Member

    I think when it comes to plants and goldfish you want something that grows crazy fast like hornwort or wisteria.
  4. OP

    MinhMai Valued Member Member

    Oh there's wisteria in there. He tears all the leaves off leaving bare stems or rips the whole plant up from the substrate. Oddly he ignores the tallest wisteria that has reach the surface and is now growing horizontal across the top of the tank.
  5. G

    Gem New Member Member

    My Ryukins are doing fine with anubias, amazon swords, anacharis (they eat some and leave some alone, bit they get fresh spinach everyday) water sprite and hornwort which they hate, and water lettuce and frogbit.

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