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Old 02-06-2013, 11:04 PM   #1 
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Question Goldfish-compatible live plants?

What are the ones you've had the most success with?
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:26 PM   #2 
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You will want big sturdy plants with good root systems. Anytime I hear about goldfish with live plants its something negative about how destructive they are. Also, stay away from duckweed, it's like candy for them!
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:28 PM   #3 
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Learned that the hard way!! two days and it's gone :/
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:29 PM   #4 
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:36 PM   #5 
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Java fern. Tie it down really tightly so that they can't get it up. :)
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:48 AM   #6 
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Or some amazon swords! they are pretty hardy!
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:10 AM   #7 
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I agree with above sturdy plants with good roots. I ended up with a generic goldfish and that thing has torn the tank apart. I should show before goldfish pictures and after. Treat your tank as you do a toddler in the house. Make sure everything is tied downed and/or secured. Even still something at some point is getting uprooted or destroyed.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:48 PM   #9 
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I've had success with anubias, amazon sword (although I don't think my lighting is good enough), water sprite, and hornwort. I leave the last two to float, and they do wonderfully.

It's really a matter of your individual fish. You have to take the shotgun approach with plants. Try a bunch of stuff until you find a combination that works. I know other people who use vals and red ludwigia.
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