Feb 16, 2016 - Goldfish love to eat live plants, but there are some that can survive in a tank with these fish. Find out what plants will and won't work here.
With plants, you can usually create a great environment for most fish. Mid- to top-tank dwellers will enjoy tall plants (echinodorus or ludwigia) whereas bottown dwellers will enjoy shorts or bushier plants (cryptocoryne or hygrophila in addition to what's been mentioned). It is important to note that if you pick fish that sift substrate or get large (pleco, clown loach), they will dig up plants or knock them over, so pick strong rooted plants with these fish. There are also fish that eat plants (gold fish, some plecos, etc) so you'll want to check on that to see what they prefer in case you need to avoid plants or pick tougher ones.
The aeration in a planted aquarium is usually regulated by live plants just as it would have been in the wild. Some of the floating aquarium plants regulate oxygen so that the fish can breathe.
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Avoid fish species that eat plants, such as cichlids.
Betta fish have a that allows them to breathe oxygen through atmospheric air as well as through the water. In their natural habitat, Bettas’ ability to breathe air allows them to swim in shallow water between many kinds of water plants, and rise to the surface to feed on larvae and plankton.There are only a handful of plants that can survive the attention of a goldfish. What few plants they won’t eat, they will still uproot and damage in their incessant search for food. That leaves only two types of plants that will work in a goldfish tank – those that can grow outside of the substrate, and those too tough for them to eat. When introducing your Betta into a fish tank bowl, create an environment similar to his natural habitat. This setup will not only look beautiful, but it will also keep your Betta happy and healthy. Add appropriate plants and into the Betta’s tank that resemble his native waters. – Goldfish love to eat Elodea. There is no disputing that fact, but these plants often grows faster than the goldfish can eat them. Of course, that’s not true in every situation, and the success of growing these plants with goldfish are really hit and miss. But since they are so cheap, and so widely available, they are usually worth at least trying with a goldfish.There is a pervasive belief that the only way to keep African cichlids is to create large rock piles and to leave it at that. May I suggest a better way an aquarium supplemented with plants. Plants will not only add beauty to the tank, but they will create a more stable and harmonious environment. Plants act as living filters, consuming the toxic waste products produced by your fish while giving off oxygen. They also provide an amazing number of hiding places. Both fry and adults find refuge in the additional hiding spaces created by the overgrowth of live plants. Furthermore, the leaves will create shade, giving the fish a sense of security, causing them to spend a greater amount of time out in the open. Perhaps this belief that rocks are all thats needed is due to the typical failure of aquarists to successfully keep their plants alive in a rift lake set up.Fish eating your plants, is only a problem if you like the plants as much as you like the fish. In this video, I show you one of the ways to stop the fish eating your plants, or at least reduce the amount of nibbling on your live aquarium plants. The difference between a Flower garden and a Vegetable garden, is that the Vegetables taste a lot better. So the more Vegetable foods you feed your fish, the less they will want to attack your live aquarium plants. Feeding your fish Cucumber/Zucchini, Peas, and Algae pellets is a good part of maintaining a healthy variety of foods, and reduces the nibbling on your plants. This will not help if you keep fish that always eat plants. If you enjoy this video, please click on Like, share, leave comments and subscribe. Thanks for watching.