Maybe it's me but I'm not seeing any pictures?Slvikan said:I totally agree. I am going to take the sand pit out today prior to water changing. The question is this—should I put this in its place? I already own it and it’s just the porcelain part (and I would lay on its side). I can also do a pit just much more shallow as they DO like to rest on it but I am wondering if they would prefer another spot to swim in and out of
They enjoy the company of each other so I'd assume the more the merrier.Slvikan said:
If this is for a 20 gallon long I wouldn't even put one in there.PascalKrypt said:This is for the 20 gallon long right? I understand you are enthusiastic but please don't get anymore loaches unless you upgrade. If the ones you have end up growing a bit your tank will already be too small.
Nope, fasting adult fish for a few days is not a big deal. Are you keeping an eye on your parameters in relation to the SBD though?Slvikan said:
Its just an abbreviation of swim bladder disorder. Fish can go without food for several days without any issues, when I go on holiday for a week they go without food the entire time. A lot of people regularly fast their fish (feed 6 days, fast 1), etc. It's not a big deal as long as you feed them enough and the right kind of food on the days that you do feed.Slvikan said:It’s ok to do to the dojo’s tho? And I don’t know if my goldfish are adults! And what’s sbd
So what I do is feed both sinking and floating foods at once, so the food is spread throughout the tank. Dojos are champions at gobbling like christmas turkeys and I've yet to see a fish that can compete. Since they also need a lot of food though, spreading the food out allows all the different tank occupants to get a percentage of the food so at least everyone can eat. If these are sinking pellets, get some floating flakes as well.Slvikan said:Can you recommend a good testing kit? I am feeding them these And I think the issue started when I began breaking them up. Prior to that they spit them out and ate them. I had no idea that wasn’t good! So I think they are eating much faster. ALSO they have seaweed in the tank (not now) as well as Aqueon algae wafers for the snails. I was giving more food than usual—by a lot—as they dojo’s were snatching it up!) I think I can give the food broken up but not as much for the others all at once. I WOULD like a water clarifier bc I have a small sand pit OR maybe I’ll rig the filter so I can turn it from it’s lowest settings. When I have it higher the Goldie’s sit in one tiny corner. I do think they’re swimming straight now and also going to the tank bottom but just want to know for the future! Put a piece of lettuce on the veggie clip yesterday without success.
Sun dried shrimp? Link/photo? If we're talking whole shrimp meant for human consumption, just chop them up with a chopping knife. Make sure they aren't seasoned though.Slvikan said:Ok you guys are lifesavers (literally). One more thing. So I have sun dried shrimp that turned out to be WAY too big for my goldfish. Can you pls tell me a specific Meaty food for the loaches. And so I drop the sinking pellets for the fish at the same second? I’m still fasting them but I feel bad for the loaches! Help!
Oh yes, both of those would be perfect for the loaches too. Just mix them up and that's perfect.Slvikan said:I can’t take the survival of the fittest. I’m standing in front ROOTING for the goldfish like GRAB IT NOW