The highlight of my aquarium-life is my Mr. Sunshine! My 6 in. common goldfish
He's an outdoor fish (read: natural lighting)
He's about to move into a 55 gallon tank, and I'm hoping some floating plants will help block out light and deter algae growth... And, ya know, get Mr. Sunshine to eat his greens and promote good digestion!
Right now, I'm thinking water lettuce and frogbit (I don't really like the look of duckweed... I think!)
Think this will work?
Any other considerations I need in terms of keeping the plants alive?
What are their light requirements like? I don't get a TON of light... several hours, but lots of shade and dappled light.
Will these need fertilizer...?
Will fertilizer bug Mr. Sunshine?
Or maybe this is a bad idea altogether because it'll inhibit surface agitation and suffocate Mr. Sunshine?!??!!?
I also have an AquaClear 110... wont it... I dunno, shove all the water plants down?
Admittedly, Mr. Sunshine had his scary first encounter with live plants several weeks ago
at first, he was scared of them! Hah! He's now learned that if elodea are planted well, he can rip off leaves, and he loves pecking at java moss
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!