Does a fish tank need real plants

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The past few years I've seen the quality of the fake plants decor get better and better to the point where they almost look real and will last for a very long time. I currently use 2 groups of fake plants in my goldfish tank. Goldfish eat everything and anything. If i inspect the fake plants carefully, I'll notice chunks of plastic eaten by the goldfish.
I can't put real plants in my main display tank. My fish eat them. All of the fake plants I have in there look real though, and the fish are not bothered at all by them.
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– These plants only really work with juvenile goldfish, and adult goldfish will rapidly consume Amazon frogbit. However, they still make an excellent addition to any tank with small goldfish, and these plants are both attractive, and help to maintain excellent water quality. Just be prepared for the day when a goldfish grows large enough to consume these plants, and the fact they’ll probably disappear almost overnight. 13 Results - Great but Cheap Fish Tank Plants Real, Cheap Home & Garden,Decorations, as well as Cheap and more
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Freshwater aquariums usually include plants. Most tropical fish come from river and lake environments where plants are plentiful, so it only makes sense. Whether live or artificial, plants offer a place for fish to hide and feel secure. They’ll also make your fish tank look much nicer, and can create a realistic natural habitat for the inhabitants of your aquarium."FAKE PLANTS - REAL FISH" is pretty much just that... a video demonstrating evidence of both. Due to some of the aggressive activity found from some of my fish within this tank set-up... a real/live plant environment for my fish is just not very feasible. As can be clearly seen in this video, some plants are uprooted, which would be devastating to a live plant in many situations. I also have other reasons for going the fake plant route, mainly due to easier upkeep, and maintenance related issues. Either way, a proper set-up can be both beneficial, as well as a healthy environment for most fish these days. Enjoy!Where the fish in your tank take oxygen from the water and expel carbon dioxide, real plants do the opposite, taking up the carbon dioxide and exchanging it for oxygen. Most properly filtered tanks do not have a problem with maintaining enough oxygen in the water, but it is helpful to have poisonous carbon dioxide reduced, especially in heavily stocked tanks.Real plants do wonders for , providing fish with oxygen and even food. They keep the water chemistry more balanced, and provide scenery for you and hiding places for fish and other tank inhabitants. They're easy to care for, too. Aquarium plants are part of our biological filtration. They do this by helping to remove harmful ammonia (which fish naturally excrete into the water). Many aquatic plants will help remove ammonia but not nitrites. Some aquarists use this information in natural aquariums. When planting aquatic plants, we can create new underwater worlds, or try to imitate nature.As you can see, there are some great reasons to utilize live aquarium plants in your tank. In fact, it is really the best way to create an environment that is most like what your fish would experience in the wild world.As someone who has run successful tanks with both, I can only tell you what I think. Given the choice, I would much rather a densely planted aquarium with live plants, real rock and real driftwood. To me, it is a more natural environment and the essence of what I enjoy about fish keeping. That is, creating a tank as close to a real lake or stream as possible.