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Cichlid Kid
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what would be a low light to low-medium light for a goldfish tank, that the gold fish may not eat or just pick at here and there.it needs to be for a beginner(my girlfriend) and be somewhat hardy.shes fairly good with aquariums and she has only had the tank 10 months but understands the nitrogen cycle and how much and how often to take water out.the plant doesnt have to be for a beginniner persay but needs to be somewhat hardy.
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well mist gold fish will tare them apart..... but im not a big plant or gold fish person.
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yes i know this because they are fairly herbivorious fish, i just didnt know if there may be a plant that would be good for my gf that they dislike, as there are some olants they shy away from.
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Try anubias or java fern. Either that, or go for something fast growing that is cheap to replace (if she can manage water quality) like elodea, val, or something like that.

For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks.

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ok thanks, actualy i was thinking both anubias and java fern.but will the goldfish pick ate these?
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It is possible, but they'll find the anubias tough going.

Have you considered adding floating plants that they can just munch on? Something like duckweed maybe?

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Hi,
Goldfish love plants. They are not a tropical fish and
prefer cooler water that the tropicals that we keep. You
will want to keep plants that prefer the cooler water
as well. Anacharis is an outstanding oxygenator and
will soak up the nitrate from the water as it grows.
On top of that, the fish love to eat it.

Frank


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ok thank you very much.is anacharis easy to keep, and will it grow fast enough that the fish want have it decimated?
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Hi,
Depending upon your light and the conditions in the
tank, it could grow like a weed. Some swear that if
they watch it, they can actually see it growing.
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ok good.also how about anacharis in a tropical tank. it sounds like a good plant and possibly a good addition, that is if its not only just or coldwater and can be in warmer waters.
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Hi,
The plant is essentially a cool/cold water plant.
Too high a temperature, and the plant will turn to
mush.
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ok thank you.saves me a waste in the tropical tank.
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"what would be a low light to low-medium light for a goldfish tank"

Goldfish are not tropical fish and should be kept at lower
temperatures. The plant is a perfect match for their tank.

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It depends on how warm your tropical tank is. I have some in mine but my temp is about 76 degrees and they grow like weeds.

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Kelly ;o}
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