What Are Some Fast Growing Plants That Most Fishes Eat?

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

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

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Eloda is fast growing and most fish that eat plants will eat it.
 
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smee82 said:
Eloda is fast growing and most fish that eat plants will eat it.
I see. Thanks all.
 

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

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my guppys like my crypts and java fern windelov but I thiing that's just them. my oscar loves tearing up all of the other plants
Looks like it depends on the fishes. Thanks
 

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

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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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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....
 

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GlamCrab said:
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
I'm pretty sure these are water spangles

Jocelyn Adelman said:
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....
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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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 so I only have the few plants ( Java moss and moss balls ) which seem to thrive and grow well enough for them to each.
 

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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.
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grantm91 said:
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.
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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
 

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

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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
 

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