Plants and fish in harmony?
I have a 55G FW tank with roughly 30" of fish total. I've begun to
grow some plants (unknown type--long story), and they seem to be doing
fairly well. I would like to let these plants grow uninhibited, and I
may even propogate them via cuttings. I'm hoping to get a rather
dense forest eventually. Given the amount of fish-inches that I have,
is there any reason that I should hold back on the plants? It seems
that some people put a few fish in their tanks almost as an
afterthought. Is there a reason why a densely planted tank should
have a low fish count?
I assumed that plants and fish would simply complement one another,
but perhaps I am missing something?!
Anyway, if it matters in this instance, I _do_ vacuum/water-change my
tank religiously. It's actually somewhat fun... My red-finned shark
has taken to "cleaning" my thumb and fingers when I am siphoning!
Also, my angels seem to think that my moles are bits of food.
Thanks for any help,
wern0047 at gold_tc.umn.edu