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plants in a net

Discussion in 'Aquatic Plants & Planted Tanks' started by Anastasia, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. Anastasia

    Anastasia Thread Starter New Member

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    Hi!:) i want to try to groww some plants in my tank,just to help with keeping things clean, but I'm worried my fish will eat them before they get a chance to establish themselves. I was thinking of growing some in a large breeding net but would they still have the same effect on the water?
     
  2. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    Yes they would however what type of fish do you have that you worry they may eat the plants?
     
  3. Anastasia

    Anastasia Thread Starter New Member

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    I have goldfish and from what iv heard and observed they will eat anything
     
  4. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    I don't have any experience with live plants in aquariums so I really can't answer your question. I did come across this link on plants that are good/best with gold fish.
    http://www.ehow.com/list_8098964_plants-goldfish-aquarium.html
     
  5. HBIC

    HBIC Need help??? That's what we're here for :)

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    Hardier plants, java fern and anubias should be okay with the goldies, you could try the net but I have never seen it done before...please let us know if you are successful.
     
  6. Anastasia

    Anastasia Thread Starter New Member

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    I bought java an peacock fern In little clay pots filled with gravel in the net we'll see how it goes:)
     
  7. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't you think by putting the plants in nets restrict their growth some ?
     
  8. Anastasia

    Anastasia Thread Starter New Member

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    I actually hadn't thought of that if they grew fast enough i wouldn't mind the fish nibbleing on them a bit.
     
  9. Anastasia

    Anastasia Thread Starter New Member

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    Its a big net and they are small plants so i guess we'll see
     
  10. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    Try it out and see what happens. You got my curiosity, like I said before, I know next to nothing about aquarium plants.