You sound like me, I too worry about them like they are my kids.stella1979 said:So do goldfish. I soaked the goldie pellets with an algae wafer for the snails this morning. The goldie gets algae wafers too but I break it into 5-6 pieces for him first. Thought if I left it whole the goldie would eat his pellets and leave the wafer alone... Nope! He ignored his favorite pellets and gobbled up a whole wafer. Then, I spend the next 20 minutes making sure he wouldn't choke on it. Crazy fish!