What Are Some Fast Growing Plants That Most Fishes Eat?

Discussion in 'Aquarium Plants' started by Snorlex, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. Snorlex

    SnorlexNew MemberMember

    I'd like to use some plants as fish food. Don't have any fishes yet, most probably start with guppies/platys, shrimps/snails.
     
  2. -Mak-

    -Mak-Fishlore VIPMember

    Most fish besides goldfish do not eat plants. You can throw some plants in there, but they won't eat them.
     
  3. smee82

    smee82Fishlore VIPMember

    Eloda is fast growing and most fish that eat plants will eat it.
     
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    Snorlex

    SnorlexNew MemberMember

    I see. Thanks all.
     
  5. MTSRandy

    MTSRandyValued MemberMember

    My community tank thinks anacharis is a snack. I had to hide it amongst my background plants just to give it a chance at growing. Throw loose stems in and its stripped bare in an hour or two. Crazy fish! Lol
     
  6. MD_Plants

    MD_PlantsWell Known MemberMember

    my guppys like my crypts and java fern windelov but i thiing thats just them. my oscar loves tearing up all of the other plants
     
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    Snorlex

    SnorlexNew MemberMember

    Lol. If a plant is "stripped" will it grow back it's leaves? Or the fish pretty much killed it?

    Looks like it depends on the fishes. Thanks
     
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  8. BeanFish

    BeanFishWell Known MemberMember

    My fish love eating a plant called spinach :D
     
  9. GlamCrab

    GlamCrabWell Known MemberMember

    I have floating plants (dont know what they are but they were free) my dwarf gourami keeps snacking on them

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    (The plants)

    In my case, these plants were going downhill until i got the gouramis and they ate parts of it (i think they ate dieing leaves) Now it looks just as healthy as when i got it
     
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  10. Herkimur

    HerkimurWell Known MemberMember

  11. Jocelyn Adelman

    Jocelyn AdelmanFishlore VIPMember

    My guppies eat nothing :( my Goldie's on the other hand..,,
    As mentioned above, it's mostly goldfish that eat plants and some chichlids that just destroy them. Rarely do other fish/inverts eat healthy plants....
     
  12. MD_Plants

    MD_PlantsWell Known MemberMember

    I'm pretty sure these are water spangles

    my guppies can go through 3 4 inch windelov leaves in around a day if they felt like. And they eat there food I feed them so there not starving or anything
     
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  13. GlamCrab

    GlamCrabWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks~ now i know what they are
     
  14. Junne

    JunneFishlore LegendMember

    My platy's and Guppies ALL eat and nibble on my plants ( Java moss, Moss balls ,etc )
    I had a lot of other leafy plants but between them and my loaches, they destroyed everything :mad: so I only have the few plants ( Java moss and moss balls ) which seem to thrive and grow well enough for them to each.
     
  15. grantm91

    grantm91Fishlore VIPMember

    I have two tanks i had a load of duckweed growing in one and i used to take it out and put it in my other tank that has 6 silver dollars in every time it got out of hand but in the end i got sick of all the duck weed being everywhere i got it all out and put it in the soil in the garden to rot away the other day, i did enjoy it for a while but in the end i decided it was making my tank look shady and abit dirty. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  16. MD_Plants

    MD_PlantsWell Known MemberMember

    Did the duckweed ever come back? I had a ton of duckweed in my Candy Basslet tank and I hated seeing such an amazing fish covered by duckweed. I removed all of it that I could see but it kept coming back. I started selling it to petco (I'm not lying I live in a rural area, it is a small store and they take forever to get orders in so they usually buy stuff if needed) any way, some dude came in to the store wanting a ton for a goldfish pond. Made over 300 dollars off him but it kept coming back
     
  17. MD_Plants

    MD_PlantsWell Known MemberMember

    And I had the problem when there were any algae outbreaks, they could attach roots to algae and grow in it
     
  18. grantm91

    grantm91Fishlore VIPMember

    Well i only took it out 3 days ago but its all out like every last bit, but il let you know if it comes back