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Old 01-24-2019, 02:16 PM   #1
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Plants That Wonít Be Eaten??

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I have long since dreamed of planting my 75g, but unfortunately I have silver dollars, which are voracious plant-eaters. The duckweed I bought disappeared before the night was over.

So I was wondering: what plants could I possibly use in this tank? I need something hardy and simple to grow, as Iím very new to plants.

I was thinking dwarf hairgrass and maybe some hornwort.

How does this sound?
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Those will both get eaten

You may be able to get away with anubias tied down + glued.
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Those will both get eaten

You may be able to get away with anubias tied down + glued.


Iíll have to consider anubias. Do they get very large? Iíd love to fill out the dead spaces in my tank with beautiful, large live plants.

Is there any kind of fast-growing carpeting plants that might survive the carnage of my fish?
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Iíll have to consider anubias. Do they get very large? Iíd love to fill out the dead spaces in my tank with beautiful, large live plants.

Is there any kind of fast-growing carpeting plants that might survive the carnage of my fish?
Nope, carpeting plants would get ripped to shreds. I can't even grow the very simplest carpeting plants with 2 goldfish in my tank let alone silver dollars.

Anubias come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Big - small, huge - medium sized.
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Hey, all!

I have long since dreamed of planting my 75g, but unfortunately I have silver dollars, which are voracious plant-eaters. The duckweed I bought disappeared before the night was over.

So I was wondering: what plants could I possibly use in this tank? I need something hardy and simple to grow, as I’m very new to plants.

I was thinking dwarf hairgrass and maybe some hornwort.

How does this sound?
Hello Sup...

Water lettuce, Java fern, Onion plant, Anubias and Cryptocoryne are some good aquatic plants. If you'd rather use house plants, then Aglaonema is a good one.

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Iíll probably try anubias in my 75g then. Maybe some java ferns too.

I was wonderingówhat kind of plants could I keep in my 10g N. multifasciatus colony tank? I think live plants would make that more bare tank pop, but I donít know how they would fare with this species and their shells. Iíve never seen them nip at plant matter, but they are cichlids...
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