Fishproof plants?


Any ideas on species of plants that will do well in aquaria with "robust"
if non-herbivorous fishes? Such as catfish and cichlids. The sorts of
conditions I am thinking of are:

*coarse gravel substrate (perhaps with fertilizer in the loewr levels)
*high nitrate / phosphate (but low nitrite, of course!)
*vigorous aeration and/or filtration
*active fish

Assume the lighting will be reasonable, but the idea is for the plants to
produce natural shade that these sorts of fish approve of. Microsorium is
often suggested, but roots slowly, by which time the fish will have taken
it from the stones or twigs. Giant vallis is to scale and does well, but
what about other plants?

All the best,



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