Anarcharis or Parrots Feather?


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I'm going to get some oxygenator plants for fish pond.
Options are Anarcharis or Parrots Feather but I'm not able to decide any one of them because both are used widely in ponds.
So I want to know what do you think
 
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I'm going to get some oxygenator plants for fish pond.
Options are Anarcharis or Parrots Feather but I'm not able to decide any one of them because both are used widely in ponds.
So I want to know what do you think
I like both. Anarcharis tends to sink down and looks like wavy seaweed. PF prefers to stay on top of the water, even if it's planted. Be aware, though, that the stem part of PF that is under water [if you plant it] will be scraggly -- it fluffs out on the surface. Both are pretty, give the fish places to hide, and can help with shade [to some degree].
 

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I like both. Anarcharis tends to sink down and looks like wavy seaweed. PF prefers to stay on top of the water, even if it's planted. Be aware, though, that the stem part of PF that is under water [if you plant it] will be scraggly -- it fluffs out on the surface. Both are pretty, give the fish places to hide, and can help with shade [to some degree].
I'm with her......get both!
 
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Okay I chose both...but for PF I'm afraid of mosquito larvae. When PF spread emersed on surface those larvae will hide in. Otherwise they are good and will also help hiding some exposed liner.
But larvae, what about that?
 
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If there are larvae, hungry fish will find them. Your plants may suffer in the process, though as fish will eat the plants, too.
 

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Unless your mosquitos are different over there..... Most mosquitos won't lay their eggs in moving water. They prefer still, stagnant water like when you leave something out in the yard and it gets water in it. And the fish WILL find and eat just about anything that floats, even if it gets up in your plants.
 
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That sounds great. I try and see how that works.

Right my fishes are busy in cleaning the pond liner Lol..They're munching on those tiny bloodworm hiding under algae/dirt.
They eat the worms along with the algae/dirt they're hiding in, then spit that dirt out after swallowing the worms (if I'm not wrong)
 

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I have a fishless pond covered with pf, no mosquitoes.
 
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