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Plants for a stream tank?

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#1 Guest_Leo1234_*

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 11:45 AM

The tank will be a 20 gallon that will have a temp around 70 degrees and mottled sculpin in the tank. There will also be a powerhead, airstone, and a filter. I would prefer a low light plant since I will most likely have no light on the tank, only natural light for a medium amount of time. I will be trying to breed the sculpin. Thanks for any help.

Edited by Leo1234, 07 June 2014 - 12:36 PM.

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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:19 PM


If you had any light on the tank, I would suggest Eleodea canadensis as a plant to keep with your sculpin. It's a native plant that is often found in coolwater streams and is a good oxygenator. If you still want to have almost no light on the tank, you might have to try Java Moss (Vesicularia dubyana) or Java Fern (Microsorum pteropus). They are not native plants and may actually need warmer water than you want to keep them in. Also, both of those plants would have to be anchored to a rock or driftwood. The Java Moss doesn't have roots, and the Java Fern's roots are used by the plant for affixing the plant to surfaces, not for nutrient uptake.

Do you think your sculpin will be able to handle temps at 70 degrees? I have tried to keep them at about that temperature and they end up not eating and dying eventually.


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Posted 07 June 2014 - 07:49 PM

I have a sculpin at 84 degrees. I do not keep it at that temp, It's just a very hot week raising the temp in the tank. Mine is still eating and moving.

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