We have created three habitats that are ideal for Tropical Fancy Goldfish types like: Moors, Orandas, Ranchu and Ryukins, etc. Since these fish types are usually plant eaters, it's okay for them to nibble on these plants. A common mistake in offering plants to a goldfish tank is that people will only add a few plants (under planting) to the tank and the fish will eat them up quickly!
We suggest planting your tank with these quantities for each tank size specified to help control algae, and promote clarity. Offering larger numbers of plants will also help your goldfish establish better territories, provide spawning areas, and since most goldfish eat their young, these plants will also provide refuge for the young after the eggs hatch.
Let's not forget that these plants DO make the tank look gorgeous! We've made this easy for you......The following plants will grow in low, medium or high light; and with or without CO2 injection. Of course, a good plant fertilizer is essential.
Water Temp: 68° to 82°
Lighting: 0.7 watt per gallon and up, no more than 3 wpg, 12 hours per day.
Substrate: Pea sized gravel and larger
Water Changes: 1/3 per week
pH: 6.5 - 8.0
Total Hardness: 4° to 10° DH
Co2 (Carbon Dioxide in Solution): 8-10 mg per litre
Fish Types: Moors, Orandas, Ryukins, etc.
Stocking Levels: No more than 1 fish per 10 gallons