What Live Plants Will Goldfish Like And Eat ?

Discussion in 'Freshwater Beginners' started by OmarAsim4, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. O

    OmarAsim4 New Member Member

    Guys,
    Please advise on live plants which is easy to care and will be eaten by goldfishes?
     
  2. Monrankim

    Monrankim New Member Member

    You want your plants to be eaten?
     
  3. _IceFyre_

    _IceFyre_ Well Known Member Member

    Why not feed them veggies instead of paying for expensive plants?
     




  4. OP
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    OmarAsim4 New Member Member

    I'm new to this like for planting Live plants so dont know about them alot , but I have done research on Internet over there it say's to buy Anubias Barteri , Is it good for goldfish and will they like it ?
     
  5. Monrankim

    Monrankim New Member Member

    I'm not sure if this will fulfill their nutritional needs completely but I would imagine that it would be a healthy addition to their diet. Are you trying to propagate a plant in your tank that they could eat or add grocery store veggies like greens or something?

    Duckweed would be something to consider. It reproduces very fast and I have plenty if you need some
     
  6. ashenwelt

    ashenwelt Well Known Member Member

    So if you want plants that will survive and be munched on, you need to select fast growing plants and not super slow like anubias.

    So water sprite and anacharis (water weed) are good choices. I would person ally though possibly do duckweed or water lettuce as they may actually slow down its insane growth.

    But fast growing is always best if you have goldfish.

    As a note, you would still need to feed the fish.
     
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  7. Monrankim

    Monrankim New Member Member

    Well I don't understand why you would bother trying to keep an aquatic plant if it will be destroyed. The plants will not repair the damage fast enough to continuously feed your fish, even with Co2 and ferts. You would be better off just buying fish food.
     
  8. ashenwelt

    ashenwelt Well Known Member Member

    It is healthier for the fish. And enough fast growers and they will survive.
     
  9. oOBlueOo

    oOBlueOo Well Known Member Member

    Duckweed! It grows super fast and goldfish love it. I supply duckweed for my lfs goldfish tank.

    Guppy grass is another fast grower. Idk if they would eat it though.
     
  10. ashenwelt

    ashenwelt Well Known Member Member

    I have about 20 1oz packs of duckweed I am making... Lol.
     
  11. Monrankim

    Monrankim New Member Member

    I would imagine that the plants would just get uprooted and torn to pieces, leaving scraps and dead and decaying plant matter adding additional organic waste to the water column. I have never hear if this so it in only speculation on my part so I don't know. I keep planted tanks so the concept is a little alien to me :) that why I suggested Duckweed, it's small, floating and can't really be damaged other than swallowed whole. Also it would quickly renew it self as long as their are surviving specimens long enough
     
  12. oOBlueOo

    oOBlueOo Well Known Member Member

    I thought I got rid of it once, but... well, it has "weed" right in the name
     
  13. Monrankim

    Monrankim New Member Member

    Herpes of aquariums lol
     
  14. ashenwelt

    ashenwelt Well Known Member Member

    The fast growers I listed can be floated lol. Skipping stuff that needs roots makes sense
     
  15. Monrankim

    Monrankim New Member Member

    That makes sense
     
  16. OP
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    OmarAsim4 New Member Member

    Oh okay guys , forget the eating part LOL ! HAHA so you guys are say Anacharis and duckweed will be better for me to keep inside the tank ? Which is easier to manage ?

    Tell me a plant that is easy to manage , fast growing , my goldfishes will love them and that plant which needs less light
     
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  17. Monrankim

    Monrankim New Member Member

    Duckweed. It floats on the surface close to the light and breeds out of control. Water lettuce, same as duckweed

    Java moss, wisteria, and also guppy grass was mentioned but I'm not familiar with it. Low light non Co2 plants usually go hand and hand with slow growth. Floating plants have the advantage of having access to atmospheric Co2 and grow fast
     
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  18. OP
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    OmarAsim4 New Member Member

    How are Anchrias ? I want to buy that plant which I can put in my sand and I can remove it when changin water
     
  19. ashenwelt

    ashenwelt Well Known Member Member

    I would just float it.
     
  20. OP
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    OmarAsim4 New Member Member

    The thing is if I will just make it float,It will get difficult to change the water then.
     




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