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Old 10-25-2020, 12:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Mix of plants, lots of Buce, 9 Otos (all they had while we were there), a baby bristle-nose, and a goldfish.
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Old 10-25-2020, 12:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Odd couple, and then some...
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Old 10-25-2020, 02:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I like goldfish, and there is a misconception that you can't keep them in planted tanks. But I don't see your goldfish in the photos.
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I like goldfish, and there is a misconception that you can't keep them in planted tanks. But I don't see your goldfish in the photos.
It was hiding during the photo shoot because we had just done a water change.
It’s in the “odd couple” photo.
I’m not big on goldfish myself, but my son has been begging for one, and since it’s really his tank...I went with it. 😁
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Goldfish are really nice fully grown. I'm not impressed with them under 2-3 years old. The comet type do best out in a pond.
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Totally missed the goldfish! My new glasses were supposed to fix that problem, LOL.
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Added some foreground (locally sourced dwarf hairgrass). Now we wait. Got a handful of plants that are probably not suited, but I figured I may as well find out now while everything else is transitioning.
Overall tank shot, with the 2 groups of my “probably-nots”.
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I'm looking forward to watching this fill in and I love the driftwood.
What is that white circle thing on the left side?
And please update on goldfish behavior with the plants...that seems like a frightening idea to me, as all I have ever heard about goldfish is that they eat plants.
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I'm looking forward to watching this fill in and I love the driftwood.
What is that white circle thing on the left side?
And please update on goldfish behavior with the plants...that seems like a frightening idea to me, as all I have ever heard about goldfish is that they eat plants.
So, the white circle is a “hoop” Josh made to train the goldfish...to swim through a hoop.

But yeah, so far it’s been eating algae and gunk. They do eat plants, but not all, so I selected mostly plants they won’t eat (Anubias, crypts) and some plants I don’t care much about (cheap or freebies from local collections). I’ll definitely update as things progress.
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All of my herbivorous fish (livebearers, otos, plecos) prefer blanched squash and cucumber to aquarium plants. I haven't given any to my goldfish since they are all in outdoor ponds, but it might help to keep the goldfish from prohibited grazing.
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