I'm thinking of trying to mix carnivorous plants (from any zone, doesn't matter) and freshwater fish.
Since carnivorous plants require distilled water as do aquariums, this has sparked my interest.
I currently cultivate a venus flytrap, which likes to have it's pot submerged about an inch into distilled water. Though, it seems plausabile at first thought to mix these plant and aquariums- you gotta remember the venus flytrap need lots of sun and isn't quite an indoor plant (unless you use the east or west window)
Does anyone know of a carnivorous plant that could have be part of my aquarium? I'm going to put the pot into the aquarium (either suspended, on a peg, etc) so that it's a little submerged in water.
I'll then have either Hypostomus plecostomus or Corydoras Catfish clean up algae (and hopefully not eat the plant roots?) and simple goldfish in the tank.
I'm looking for a carnivorous plant that likes to be in contact with water (even marginally) and doesn't mind indoor room lighting and temperatures.
I guess if no answers come up, I'll have to consider moving the aquarium to the window sill. That will mean only tropical fish due to the water heat.
I am thankful for any thoughts on this!
PS. If worst comes to worst, I'll just grow a Nepenthes Ventricosa in a bowl above the fish tank, and use a "Plant Sitter" (ceramic moisture sensor) to pull water from the fish tank to the plant bowl through capillary action.
I'm just hoping to find some plant that can be more "part of" the aquarium, and knock out some houseflies. By the way: Will Bladderworts fry my fish?