Floating PLant for Oscar Tank

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Hello (^_^)

Will Oscars Shred Frogbit or Dwarf Water Lettuce?
I want to get some floating plants for her tank.

I am not sure if she will just destroy them or not; Floating plants would help with nitrates and it would give her natural shade as she does not like too much light.

I have duckweed that I have for my Goldfish, but I am not sure if I want to add that in as a floater; it would probably resist all of the abuse it will get though..right? lol I am not sure. I never had plants with Oscars before. I want to add some anubias too, but I think she will have "fun" with the plant instead.

Let me know before wasting money on any floater plant.
Thanks Cynthia :kiss:
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You will have to have quite a lot of plants to make an impact on nitrates. I have had floating plants before and to be perfectly honest with you, they were more trouble than they're worth. Yes, the Oscars will probably destroy them and you will end up with a complete mess in your tank. Remember that plant matter will die which will add to the nitrates, so really you will probably be giving yourself more work to do in the long run.

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Cynthia replied the topic: Floating PLant for Oscar Tank

Thank you.
Will avoid the mess then!

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sdraiders619 replied the topic: Floating PLant for Oscar Tank

Guppy grass is an awesome floating plang
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