Re: Fishproof plants (fwd)

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Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 15:35:08 -0600 (CST)
From: amc2 at ix_netcom.com
To: Aquatic-Plants-Owner at ActWin_com
Subject: Re: Fishproof plants


Tie with nylon thread or use Super Glue_gel_to driftwood Anubias, Java
Fern (now,three varieties available -- two are registered "sports") and
Bolbitus.  They will all do well under the conditions stated below.

Good luck!  Incidentally, you can even use the Super Glue Gel to glue
plants to glass.  It is absolutely non-toxic.  Neil Frank saw it in my


>From: N.Monks at nhm_ac.uk (Neale Monks)
>Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 13:58:37 +0000
>Subject: 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?