What Live Plants Will Goldfish Like And Eat ?

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

  1. OmarAsim4New MemberMember

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

    You want your plants to be eaten?
     
  3. _IceFyre_Well Known MemberMember

    Why not feed them veggies instead of paying for expensive plants?
     
  4. OmarAsim4New MemberMember

    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. MonrankimNew MemberMember

    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. ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

    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. MonrankimNew MemberMember

    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. ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

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

    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. ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

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

    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. oOBlueOoWell Known MemberMember

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

    Herpes of aquariums lol
     
  14. ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

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

    That makes sense
     
  16. OmarAsim4New MemberMember

    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. MonrankimNew MemberMember

    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. OmarAsim4New MemberMember

    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. ashenweltWell Known MemberMember

    I would just float it.
     
  20. OmarAsim4New MemberMember

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