02-16-2019, 03:40 PM
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: New Jersey
| | Re: 75gal planted goldfish tank
This is an unconventional set up. Goldfish are not supposed to be with plants, as they are plant eater, and heavy waste load is a factory for algae.
I also started an unconventional planted tank set up with large cichlid which are not supposed to be plant friendly. I only tried Java fern, regular and Trident, attached to rock so cichlid cannot uproot. Java fern is said to be unappetizing, so no fish will eat them. It’s been set up for a month, so far so good, except that I had to net out broken leaf debris from time to time. I saw my herbivorous severums attempted to push and nip on the leaves, and spit out pieces. They seem to lose interest lately and the destructive activities have subsided.
How long have you set up your tank and have you observed any distructive behavior? I see that you use mostly tough texture plants, but still new growth from Anubias, Vals, sword and crypts can be tender and yummy to goldfish.