live plants and fish

Discussion in 'More Freshwater Aquarium Topics' started by cbowlincatfish, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. cbowlincatfish

    cbowlincatfishValued MemberMember

    Is there a live plant that will grow in my tank that my Silver Dollars and my Angelfish will not eat. I planted several back a few months ago a nd the plants kept disappering and I figured out it was my fish. The plants look so much better in my tank but if I put any more in the fish will eat them
  2. AmazonPassion

    AmazonPassionModeratorModerator Member

    Silver Dollars are notorious plant eaters. Nothing is safe with them.
  3. monkeypie102

    monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    Yeah silver dollars are evil with plants lol... I saved my brothers red lily when they started snacking on it...
  4. MotherMajesty:)

    MotherMajesty:)Valued MemberMember

    You can't do silver dollars and live plants. I had a java fern that was like a shrub - had it for years. The silver dollars mowed it down to stubs. They're long gone (rehomed), and the plant is still recovering.
  5. brodylane1122

    brodylane1122Well Known MemberMember

    Maybe a fast growing floating plant like anacharis?...
  6. OP

    cbowlincatfishValued MemberMember

    I'm not sure that would be safe, Silver Dollars are better than a lawn mower.
  7. Tigress Hill

    Tigress HillWell Known MemberMember

    They should "groom" my yard!;D
  8. monkeypie102

    monkeypie102Well Known MemberMember

    I tried to like this when I read it on my profile thing xD
  9. Landozer18

    Landozer18Well Known MemberMember

  10. OP

    cbowlincatfishValued MemberMember

    I haven't found any fake plants that I like enough to put in my tank.
  11. catsma_97504

    catsma_97504Fishlore LegendMember

    Check out the silk plants. Even go to a craft store. Surely you will find something you like. Live plants and Silver Dollars do not mix!

    BTW - Silver Dollars are schooling fish. They do best in groups of 5 or more. But, your tank is far too small for this.
  12. AlyeskaGirl

    AlyeskaGirlFishlore VIPMember

    There are lots of different fake plants, its just how you place them in your tank. Tall and short ones mixed greens and reds. You can get porous rocks that already have several attached. Those are nice looking.

    Silk plants I've found don't last long; fray and harder to keep clean.