Tough Cabomba like plant.

tiger15

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Are there fine foliage plants like Cabomba that have tough texture? I keep a cichlid planted tank with Java Fern, Anubia, Bolbitis, Sword, Crypt and Ludwigia, all have tough texture that can withstand nipping from fish. I am looking for some fine foliage plants to mix in but they must also be tough to withstand occasional nibbling. Do they exist?
 

dw1305

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Hi all,
Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)? Leaves are tough although the stems are a bit brittle.

cheers Darrel
 

tiger15

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Hi all,
Hornwort (Ceratophyllum demersum)? Leaves are tough although the stems are a bit brittle.

cheers Darrel
Yes, Hornwort is the easiest stem plant to grow, but its brittle stems and weak root system is a guarantee that it will be shredded all over.

How tough is Ambulia? It‘s rated as an easy plant and looks remarkably like Cabomba.
 

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Ambulia (=Limnophila sessiliflora and Limnophola aquatica) do look quite similar to Cabomba, but are defenitely not "tough" in texture......... They are so fast-growing, that they may work well for your purpose, though. Both tolerate quite wide range of parametres in the tank, but the sessiliflora has the widest tolerance.
 
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