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floating plants

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by angelLuver, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. angelLuver

    angelLuver Thread Starter New Member

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    looking for floating plant ideas for my african butterfly fish
     
  2. DanBruv

    DanBruv New Member

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    water lettuce, water hyacinth, they both grow quick, lillypads?
     
  3. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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  4. LemonDiscus

    LemonDiscus Active Member

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    STAY AWAY from Duckweed! You will never get rid of it and will be cleaning it out of your tank 1-3 times a week!!! :)
     
  5. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    Duckweed...
    yea, that stuff is nasty..will clog your filters up for sure!
     
  6. angelLuver

    angelLuver Thread Starter New Member

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    thanks guys!! and girls lol
     
  7. James0816

    James0816 New Member

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    Butterfies swim right up at the top do they not? I had one several years back. I know they are top dwellers but I seem to recall mine always at the surface (and waiting for food or bugs to hit the water). Fast littler jokers.

    Just curious since you are looking a floaters.

    Either case....Red Root or even Frogbit.
     
  8. angelLuver

    angelLuver Thread Starter New Member

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    they are top dwellers james.mine just dosent swim that much ! yesterday my husband woke me up at 5:30 am when he was leaving for work,to tell me that the butterfly fish was dead !! lol (it wasnt) but that's how little this fish moves! going to the lfs to buy him a few live worms... EWWW thinking i can get one of the kids to put it in there,i am not touching a bleaping worm !!! lol
     
  9. James0816

    James0816 New Member

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    thought so...been a while. I definately recall feeding time though. Drop a piece of food on the opposite side of the tank and watch em strike! :)
     
  10. alpinefish

    alpinefish New Member

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    You could use a tweezers to handle the worm
     
  11. angelLuver

    angelLuver Thread Starter New Member

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    tweezers,the kids wihat ever works !!
     
  12. drazzill

    drazzill New Member

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    you might want to try flightless fruit flies(d.hydei) they are the larger ones 1/8" verses the d. melanogaster at 1/16". You can prolly find them at reptile stores or some local pet stores. I use them with my Halfbeaks, they love em. and easy to keep
     
  13. stevenrox

    stevenrox New Member

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    DUCKWEEED




















    jk just wanted to mess with you i would go with water sprite or lillies?