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  1. Greetings - welcome to my floating-world. First a few photos. 9 goldfish live here in my backyard fountain in Santa Rosa, California. I'd like to introduce them to you.
  2. Hello! I was just curious what a good snail food list is. The one at the top of the forum no longer exists. I have bought some algae wafers for the time being, as I've read around and seen a lot of people use those (except my fish keep eating them >.<), or the timed released feeders. So far I've seen lettuce and spinach, cuttlebone (where on earth would I get that?), eggshells (I'm afraid the fish would choke themselves on that), and that's about it. Are there any staple 'snail food' kits around? I've never seen any in any of the pet stores that I've been in recently. I also know that you guys don't tend to like hollow ornaments, but I was also wondering about getting a tiny 'cave' ornament or betta leaf, or something , for me to put the snail food into so the fish don't get to it. The reason I'm asking, is because we were completely cleaning out the aquarium to make it non planted, and when we had gotten it cleaned out, I noticed SEVERAL different cracks in the bottom, that also had hairline cracks extending out from them! Seeing that we live in an apartment that otherwise allows no pets, except goldfish (it says so on the lease just like that lol), I didn't want to run the risk of the whole thing exploding and souring our landlord's acceptance of any sort of pets, so we ended up going all the way out and buying a completely brand new 55 gal. Now we have no plants, no algae, and just algae wafers for our poor snails, that the gf keep eating.
  3. Hi, I have a floaty oranda so I moved NipChee from a 75 gallon into a 20 gallon long tank last night with 5 gallons of water. He/she seems to have a bit easier time with the swimming but will still be on the side or back more often than not. I've done alot of reading on koko's so I will start duckweed and homemade gel food for floaters. I guess I'm asking if anyone has any experience with the 2 diet changes, any thoughts if NipChee will be able to go back to the 75 gallon or will it be better to keep in a shallower water level permanently? I apologize but I can't copy and paste, the nitrate is 20, ammonia & nitrite 0, ph 7.5, weekly changes apx 30%. NLS algae max soaked in seachem nourish. Thank you for any input
  4. This is probably a long shot but does anyone in the UK have half a (newish) bag of these sinking pellets they can share with me? (I will pay of course) Googles will never get through a whole bag by himself! Thanks
  5. I hear different opinions on how many times a day to feed goldfish. Two to three times a day seems to be the common answer, but many aquarium stores feed only once. Is this to cut down on waste? Does the type of food make a difference? Do young fish ( 1 - 1 1/2 inches) require more feedings? Thanks in advance for your opinions.
  6. Hi Everyone, It's been a while since I visit the forum. I was looking at Felix's (5 yr old Comet) medicine cabinet. And would like to have some reliable medicated food on hand. I have run out of my Medi Gold and Metro Meds, and really would hate to be unprepared. Have any of you found a good replacement? Suggestions? Thanks , Chricel and Felix!
  7. I swear, I must have the pickiest goldfish in the tri-state area! I've probably flushed a good $40 down the toilet on foods they won't eat. Dried baby shrimp? Nope. Blanched spinach? Nada. Seaweed sheets? Nien. Sinking shrimp pellets? Nande. The only things that they eat are goldfish flakes, freeze dried bloodworms, and one of them enjoys duckweed. But not the other. Because that would be too easy lol! I bought some Repashy Soilent Green, and this is my last-ditch effort before I say "Fine! You can live off of the freaking flakes!" So I made my first batch last night, and shmeared it across two rocks last night and popped them in the fridge. And now, the moment of truth. I'm gonna plop one in each tank and pray that they actually eat it! Wish me luck! I'll let y'all know if this works or not :/
  8. What is the basic guideline for these seaweed sheets? I bought a clip that suctions on to the glass of the tank, do I just clip it there? Should I space it out a little bit after they eat their breakfast? How long can I leave the sheet in the tank?
  9. So, recently I was evaluating my fish and their growth rates. I don't necessarily want large fish for the heck of it, but I want to see growth for the peace of mind that my fish are happy and healthy. I got 2 baby ranchu's a year ago - Otis and Milo. Otis has tripled in size and I'm happy with his growth. But Milo is still about half the size of Otis. I decided to try to increase protein in their feeding to see if Milo might grow more (because maybe it's not the food, maybe he's just a peanut). My old feeding schedule: NLS pellets once a day, Soilent Green once a day, and bloodworms whenever I remembered (probably once every 2-3 weeks). My new feeding schedule: Started last week - Bloodworms in the morning, Soilent Green at night, and NLS pellets a few times a week at midday. My question is -- does timing matter at all when feeding protein vs. plant based food? I decided to feed bloodworms in the morning, bc it makes sense to me that it would give them energy throughout the day. And I decided to feed Soilent Green at night bc of the plant content (I know it has protein too, but plant matter is the first ingredient) will help them digest and keep things moving through their bellies at night. I thought maybe bloodworms at night could block them up somehow? It's just my own "common sense" thinking here. Does anyone know when the best time of day is to feed protein? And when is the best time to feed plant based foods to aid in digestion? I know it's a pretty trivial question, but I figured I'd ask anyways
  10. Alright. So I was hoping I could get some opinions on some food I plan on ordering. I currently have Omega One sinking pellets which I realize now isn't the best. I love the Repashy foods (used to have cresties), and am not sure whether to buy the Super Green or Soilent Green gel mix. Any help would be greatly appreciated! I am not opposed to buying both, but wasn't sure if that would be redundant. I was also going to buy some ProGold. Is that also a good idea, or are the gel foods enough? Thanks in advance!
  11. Hello, It's me with the uptheen post this week. Sorry if I'm starting to annoy you guys with all my questions but I'm struggling here to keep my fry alive. So my latest panic attack is over a batch of brine shrimp eggs that I've been "cooking" for more than 24h already without them eggs showing any intention what so ever of turning into shrimp or any edible creature I could feed to my poor fry that, by the way, I suspect are beginning to starve. I've set a new hatchery inside a nano tank I'm getting ready for a betta, hoping that I'll be successful in bringing at least this one to life by tomorrow. The first one I set is in a plastic bottle placed in a bean's can filled with hot water I replace regularly. Just to be on the save side, I'm also running my rooms' heating full blast and I now officialy live in a self-made Turkish bath (it's15 C outside (~60F))...to no result...egg-hatching wise. So my question is. I still have some eggs left (it was a pre-mix I got). Can I feed them to the fry? Is there any type of food I can start them on before anything hatches? May be grind some Hikari or NLS goldfish pellets?
  12. I've been wondering - what is (or is there) a relationship between a goldfish's food, and the color of the goldfish's wen? I went back a while and searched for a similar topic in this forum but didn't find one -- so let me know if this has already been discussed. Does food affect wen color? Specifically, the white wen. Obviously, if there are color enhancers in the food, it is a factor. But does algae affect wen color? I currently have 2 ranchu's, both are "Red and White" and both have red and "white" wen's. When they were babies, their wens were white and red, but now the white part of their wen is a lemony-yellow. I've just purchased a tancho ranchu, and I'd like for his white part of his wen (and all fins) to stay pearly white. Current food: NLS Goldfish Pellets Repashy Soilent Green Bloodworms Advice is appreciated!
  13. So I have two small fantail goldfish. They are around an inch and a half to two inches long. When ever I put broccoli in the tank one of them chases the other around. I put the broccoli in the bottom of the tank for 20 mins and then take it out after, but while its in there (cheeto) chases the other (sushi) around. They both still eat some of it, but I was wondering if there was anything I could do to stop it? I think they are to young to to be breeding and it only happens when there is broccoli in there. Any questions or advice in appreciated! Thanks in advance!
  14. This is a list with some of the most commonly used goldfish "staple" pellets as seen throughout this site and others around the world. This was not compiled for the purpose of critique, but as a reference for current and potential fishkeepers. Some of these products did not have comprehensive lists of ingredients available online and are directly from the back of current packaging. These lists were typed out by hand on my iPad, and thus may have minor grammatical errors. As with all ingredient lists, the ingredients are listed from most abundant in a product to the least abundant. All brand names and lines of aquatic nutrition are the property of their respective companies and the lists below lists are strictly for educational and informative purposes. - - - Dainichi Goldfish Color Max - sinking type Ingredients: White fish meal, kelp, soybean meal, wheat flour, spirulina algae, shrimp, krill, wheat germ, brewer's yeast, montmorillonite clay, garlic, protease, gum acacia, vitamin a acetate, d-activated animal-sterol (d3), dl alphatocopherol (e), l-ascorbyl-2-poly-phosphate ©, b12 supplement, choline chloride, niacin, inositol, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (b6), thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (k), biotin, cobalt sulfate, copper sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, ethylenediamine dihydroiodide. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 39% min. Crude Fat, 4% min. Crude Fiber, 3% max. Moisture, 9% max. Ash, 10% max. Phosphorus, 0.7% min. Calcium, 2% min. - - - Dainichi Goldfish Ultra - sinking type Ingredients: White fish meal, wheat flour, wheat germ, shrimp, soybean meal, krill, spirulina algae, brewer's yeast, calcium montmorillonite clay, powdered milk, garlic, vitamin a acetate, d-activated animal-sterol (d3), dl alphatocopherol (e), l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate ©, b12 supplement, choline chloride, niacin, inositol, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (b6), thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (k), biotin, cobalt sulfate, copper sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, ethylenediamine dihydroiodide. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 42%min. Crude Fat, 6% min. Crude Fiber, 3% max. Moisture, 9% max. Ash, 10% max. Phosphorus, 0.7% min. Calcium, 2% min. - - - Japan Ranchu Lord Kizoku Type D mini pellet - sinking type Ingredients**: Whole fish meal, squid, seaweed, soy, krill, yeast, vitamins and minerals, EPA and DHA essential fatty acids. Analysis*: Crude Protein, 48.1% min Crude Fat, 8.4% min. Crude Fiber, 4.4% max. Ash, 14.1% max. Phosphorus, 1.6% min. Calcium, 3.1% min * up-to-date nutritional analyses, may fluctuate depending on the batch ** no artificial bond, no indigestible flour - - - Mishiro Azayaka Basic Balance for Goldfish - sinking type Ingredients: Fish meal, krill meal, wheat germ, beer yeast, soybean oil cake, flour, alfalfa meal, garlic powder, fish collagen, calcium phosphate, seaweed powder, chitin・chitosan, plant polysaccharide, vitamins, minerals, others. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 38% min. Crude Fat, 4% min. Crude Fiber, 5% max. Ash, 13% max. - - - Mishiro Azayaka Color Enhancing for Goldfish - sinking type Ingredients: Fish meal, spirulina, krill meal, wheat germ, beer yeast, soybean oil cake, flour, alfalfa meal, garlic powder, fish collagen, calcium phosphate, seaweed powder, chitin・chitosan, plant polysaccharide, vitamins, minerals, others. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 40% min. Crude Fat, 4% min. Crude Fiber, 4% max. Ash, 13% max. - - - Mishiro Azayaka Growth Formula for Goldfish - sinking type Ingredients: Whole fish meal, krill meal, shrimp meal, squid meal, starch, flour, soybean oil, yeast, fish oil, shell fossil powder, calcium phosphate, seaweed, paracoccus beneficial bacteria, garlic powder, turmeric powder, vitamins, minerals, others Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 51% min. Crude Fat, 8% min. Crude Fiber, 5% max. Ash, 17% max. - - - New Era Goldfish Pellets - sinking type Ingredients: Fish meal, cornstarch, dried seaweed meal, fish oil, krill, shrimp, squid, choline chloride, canthaxanthin, vitamin a acetate, choleocalciferol, dl-alpha-tocopherol, potassium chloride, sodium chloride, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium oxide, calcium l-ascorbyl-2-monophosphate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, ferrous sulfate, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, pyriodoxine hydrochloride, menadione sodium bisulfite complex, calcium iodate, sodium molybdate, folic acid, copper sulfate, sodium selenite, vitamin b12 supplement and biotin. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 41% min. Crude Fat, 7% min. Crude Fiber, 0.5% min. Moisture, 23% max. Ash, 18% max. Added Vitamins: Vitamin A, 15000 IU/kg min. Vitamin D3, 2000 IU/kg min. Vitamin E, 200 IU/kg min. - - - Ocean Nutrition Goldfish Pellets -sinking type Ingredients: Fish fillets, wheat flour, soy, krill (Euphasia superba plankton), marine algae, alfalfa, yeast (ß-glucans), lecithin, marine fish eggs, garlic, spirulina, vitamins (retinol (vitamin A), cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), tocopherol acetate (vitamin E), L-ascorbic acid phosphate (vitamin C), menadione (vitamin K3), thiamine mononitrate (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), pyridoxine (vitamin B6), cobalamin (vitamin B12), biotin (vitamin H), panthotenic acid (vitamin B5), folic acid (vitamin B11), niacin (vitamin B3)), minerals, antioxidants, carotenoid pigments. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 37% min. Crude Fat, 4.3% min. Crude Fiber, 2.0% max. Ash, 10%, max. - - - Omega One Goldfish Pellets - sinking type Ingredients: Whole salmon, whole herring, whole shrimp, wheat flour, wheat gluten, fresh kelp, lecithin, astaxanthin, l-ascorbyl-2-phosphate (source of vitamin c), natural and artificial colors, vitamin a acetate, vitamin d3 supplement, vitamin e supplement, vitamin b12 supplement, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, biotin, inositol, tocopherol (preservative), ethoxyquin (preservative). Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 33% min. Crude Fat, 8% min. Crude Fiber, 2% max. Moisture, 8.5% max. Ash, 8% max. Phosphorus, 0.5% min. Omega 3, 1% min. Omega 6, 0.5% min. - - - Omega One Veggie Rounds - sinking type Ingredients: Whole kelp, spirulina, whole salmon, halibut, seafood mix (including krill, whole herring, & shrimp), wheat flour, wheat gluten, lecithin, astaxanthin, l-ascorbyl-2-phosphate (source of vitamin c), natural and artificial colors, vitamin a acetate, vitamin d3 supplement, vitamin e supplement, vitamin b12 supplement, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, biotin, inositol, tocopherol (preservative),ethoxyquin (preservative). Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 34% min. Crude Fat, 8% min. Crude Fiber, 6% max. Moisture, 8.5% max. Ash, 15% max. Phosphorus, 0.5% min. Omega 3, 2% min. Omega 6, 1% min. - - - Omega One Color Mini Pellets - 0.5 mm sinking type Ingredients: Salmon, halibut, whole herring, cod, shrimp, wheat flour, wheat gluten, fresh kelp, astaxanthin, zeaxanthin, l-ascorbyl-2-phosphate (source of vitamin c), natural and artificial colors, vitamin a acetate, vitamin d3 supplement, vitamin e supplement, vitamin b12 supplement, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, choline chloride, biotin, inositol, tocopherol (preservative), ethoxyquin (preservative). Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 42% min. Crude Fat, 11% min. Crude Fiber, 2% max. Moisture, 8.5% max. Ash, 8% max. Phosphorus, 0.5% min. Omega 3, 1% min. Omega 6, 0.5% min. - - - Omega One Super Color Cichlid Pellets - sinking type Ingredients: Whole salmon, halibut, whole shrimp, wheat flour, wheat gluten, fresh kelp, krill, astaxanthin, zeaxanthin, lecithin, l-ascorbyl-2-phosphate (source of vitamin c), natural and artificial colors, vitamin a acetate, vitamin d3 supplement, vitamin e supplement, vitamin b12 supplement, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, biotin, inositol, tocopherol (preservative), ethoxyquin (preservative). Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 38% min. Crude Fat, 11% min. Crude Fiber, 2% max. Moisture, 8.5% max. Ash, 8% max. Phosphorus, 0.5% min. Omega 3, 1% min. Omega 6, 0.5% min. - - - Ranchu Selection Pellet - sinking type Ingredients: Whole fish meal, seaweed, spirulina, honey powder, flour, krill, yeast, bamboo charcoal powder, alfalfa meal, vitamins and minerals Analysis*: Crude Protein, 46.0% min. Crude Fat, 5.5% min. Crude Fiber, 3.0% max. Crude Ash, 15.0% max. * up-to-date nutritional analyses, may fluctuate depending on the batch - - - Saki Hikari Fancy Goldfish Basic "Saki Green" - sinking type Ingredients: Fish meal, wheat germ, soybean meal, wheat flour, brewers dried yeast, starch, gluten meal, dried bakery product, fish oil, vegetable oil, rice bran, dried seaweed meal, dl-methionine, monosodium glutamate (msg), garlic, probiotics, astaxanthin, choline chloride, vitamin e supplement, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosohate (stabilized vitamin c), inositol, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, vitamin a oil, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, niacin, thenadione, sodium bisulfate complex (source of vitamin k), folic acid, vitamin d3 supplement, biotin, disodium phosphate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate, cobalt sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium iodate. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 45% min. Crude Fat, 5% min. Crude Fiber, 3% max. Moisture, 10% max. Ash, 20% max. Phosphorus, 1.8% min. - - - Saki Hikari Fancy Goldfish Color Enhancing "Saki Purple" - sinking type Ingredients: Fish meal, wheat germ meal, wheat flour, brewer's dried yeast, starch, dried bakery product, soy bean meal, gluten meal, fish oil, spirulina, vegetable oil, astaxanthin, dried seaweed meal, dried a. niger fermentation extract, monosodium glutamate (msg), dl-methionine, garlic, dried b. subtilis fermentation product, rice bran, choline chloride, vitamin e supplement, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized vitamin c), inositol, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, vitamin a oil, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, niacin, menadione sodium bisulfite complex (source of vitamin k), folic acid, vitamin d3 supplement, biotin, disodium phosphate, ferrous sulfate, magnesium sulfate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, cobalt sulfate, copper sulfate, and calcium iodate. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 45% min. Crude Fat, 7% min. Crude Fiber, 3.0% max. Moisture, 10% max. Ash, 20% max. Phosphorus, 1.8% min. B. subtilis 10,000 cfu/g min. - - - Saki Hikari Fancy Goldfish Extreme Color Enhancing "Saki Red" - sinking type Ingredients: Fish meal, spirulina, wheat flour, wheat germ meal, soybean meal, brewers dried yeast, gluten meal, dried bakery product, fish oil, phaffia dried yeast, extracted marigold flower meal, vegetable oil, astaxanthin, dried seaweed meal, rice bran, dl-methionine, garlic, probiotics, choline chloride, vitamin e supplement, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized vitamin c), inositol, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, vitamin a oil, thiamine mononitrate, sodium bisulfate complex (source of vitamin k), folic acid, vitamin d3 supplement, biotin, disodium phosphate, ferrous sulfate, magnesium sulfate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, cobalt sulfate, copper sulfate, calcium iodate. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 46% min. Crude Fat, 7% min. Crude fiber 2% max. Moisture, 10% max. Ash, 19% max. Phosphorus, 1.5% min. - - - Hikari Lionhead - sinking type Ingredients: Shrimp meal, cuttlefish meal, wheat flour, brewers’ dried yeast, rice meal, spirulina, protease, vitamin a, vitamin d3, vitamin e, vitamin k3, vitamin b12, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized vitamin c), magnesium carbonate, manganese sulphate, calcium iodate. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 46% min. Crude Fat, 6% min. Crude Fiber, 5% max. Moisture, 12% max. Ash, 10% max. - - - Hikari Oranda Gold - floating type Ingredients: Shrimp meal, cuttlefish meal, wheat flour, brewers’ dried yeast, rice meal, protease, vitamin a, vitamin d3, vitamin e, vitamin k3, vitamin b12, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stabilized vitamin c), magnesium carbonate, manganese sulphate, calcium iodate. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 45% min. Crude Fat, 6% min. Crude Fiber, 10% max. Moisture, 14% max. Ash, 1.2% max. Added Vitamins: Vitamin A, 36000 IU/Kg Vitamin C, 190 mg/Kg Vitamin D3, 7300 IU/Kg Vitamin E , 350 mg/Kg - - - New Life Spectrum Goldfish Pellet - sinking type Ingredients: Whole antarctic krill, whole fish, whole wheat flour, ulva seaweed, chlorella algae, beta carotene, spirulina, garlic, alfalfa, scallops, omega-3 fish oil, spinosum seaweed, wakame seaweed, vitamin a acetate, vitamin d supplement, vitamin e supplement, vitamin b12 supplement, niacin, folic acid, biotin, thiamine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium pantothenate, l-ascorby-2-polyphosphate (vitamin c), choline chloride, ethylenediamine dihydroiodide, cobalt sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 36.0% min. Crude Fat , 5.0% min. Crude Fiber, 6.0% max. Moisture, 10.0% max. Ash, 8.0% max. Added vitamins: Vitamin A, 8000 IU/Kg min. Vitamin D, 2500 IU/Kg min. Vitamin E, 200 IU/Kg min. - - - New Life Spectrum Thera A+ - 1mm sinking type Ingredients: Whole antarctic krill, whole fish, whole wheat flour, ulva seaweed, chlorella algae, garlic, beta carotene, spirulina, omega-3 fish oil, alfalfa, scallops, wakame seaweed, spinosum seaweed, vitamin a acetate, vitamin d supplement, vitamin e supplement, vitamin b12 supplement, niacin, folic acid, biotin, thiamine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium pantothenate, l-ascorby-2-polyphosphate (vitamin c), choline chloride, ethylenediamine dihydroiodide, cobalt sulfate, ferrous sulfate, manganese sulfate. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 38.0% min. Crude Fat, 7.0% min. Crude Fiber, 5.0% max. Moisture, 10.0% max. Ash, 8.0% max. Added Vitamins: Vitamin A, 8000 IU/Kg min. Vitamin D, 2500 IU/Kg min. Vitamin E, 200 IU/Kg min. - - - New Life Spectrum Algaemax - 1mm sinking type Ingredients: Algae; chlorella, ulva seaweed, red seaweed, kelp, spirulina, wakame seaweed, whole antarctic krill, whole fish, euchuema cottonii, spinosum seaweed, chondrus crispus, whole wheat flour, omega-3 fish oil, alfalfa, astaxanthin, capsanthin, zeaxanthin, vitamin a acetate, vitamin d supplement, niacin, folic acid, biotin, thiamine hydrochloride, riboflavin supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride, calcium pantothenate, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stable vitamin c), choline chloride, ethylenediamine dihydroiodide, cobalt sulfate, ferrous surface, manganese sulfate. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 32% min. Crude Fat, 5% min. Crude Fiber, 10% max. Moisture, 10% max. Ash, 9% max. Added Vitamins: Vitamin A, 8000 IU/Kg min. Vitamin D, 2500 IU/Kg min. Vitamin E, 200 IU/Kg min. - - - Southern Delight Fancy Goldfish Color-Pellet - 1.5mm sinking type Ingredients: Whole herring meal, salmon meal, wheat flour, beta carotene, kelp seaweed brown algae meal (chlorophyll cartenoid), vegetable meal, omega-3 fish oil, spirulina blue-green algae (chlorophyll cartenoid), monosodium phosphate, salt, whole shrimp meal, vitamin a acetate, vitamin d3 supplement, dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e supplement), vitamin b12 supplement, riboflavin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin k supplement, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, manganese proteinate, zinc proteinate, calcium carbonate, sodium selenite, choline chloride, artificial color, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stable vitamin c), canthaxanthin (H. Pluvalis cartenoid), purified marine & plant bio-active compound additives (Bio Wellness™). Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 30% min. Crude Fat, 5% min. Crude Fiber, 4% max. Moisture, 12% max. Ash, 8.5% max. Phosphorus, 1.4% max. - - - Southern Delight Fancy Goldfish Grow-Pellet - 1.5mm sinking type Ingredients: Whole herring meal, salmon meal, wheat flour, beta carotene, omega-3 Ocean fish oil, while menhaden meal, vegetable meal, mono sodium phosphate, calcium propionate, vitamin a acetate, vitamin d3 supplement, dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e supplement), b12 supplement, riboflavin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin k supplement, folic acid, thiamine, mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, manganese proteinate, zinc Proteinate, calcium iodate, iron proteinate, cobalt proteinate, calcium carbonate, sodium selenite, choline chloride, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stable vitamin c), purified marine & plant bio-active compound additives (Bio Wellness™). Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 50% min. Crude Fat, 15% min. Crude Fiber, 4% max. Moisture, 12% max. Ash, 8.5% max. Phosphorus, 1.4% max. - - - Southern Delight Fancy Goldfish Nutri-Pellet - 1.5mm sinking type Ingredients: Whole herring meal, salmon meal, beta carotene, monosodium phosphate, alfalfa meal, vegetable meal, dicalcium phosphate, salt, calcium propionate, manganese proteinate, zinc proteinate, calcium iodide, iron proteinate, cobalt proteinate, calcium carbonate, sodium selenite, vitamin a acetate, vitamin d3 supplement, dl-alpha tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e supplement), vitamin b12 supplement, riboflavin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, vitamin k supplement, folic acid, thiamine mononitrate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, biotin, astaxanthin (H. Pluvalis Cartenoid), choline chloride, l-ascorbyl-2-polyphosphate (stable vitamin c). Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 35% min. Crude Fat, 5% min. Crude Fiber, 4.5% max. Moisture, 12% max. Ash, 8.5% max. Phosphorus, 1.5% max. - - - Fluval Goldfish Pellets - sinking type Ingredients: Herring meal, krill, wheat, oat flour, dried potato, shrimp meal, soybean meal, dried garlic, dried kelp, fish oil, lecithin, turmeric, choline chloride, dl-methionine, dried yeast, vitamin e supplement, cochineal extract color, inositol, citric acid, BHT, calcium-l-ascorbyl-2-monophosphate, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, propyl gallate, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, vitamin a supplement, ethoxyquin, vitamin b12 supplement, biotin, vitamin d3 supplement. Guaranteed Analysis: Crude Protein, 30% min. Crude Fat, 6% min. Crude Fiber, 4% max. Moisture, 9% max. Ash, 10% max. Phosphorus, 1% min. - - -
  15. So I have done some observations on my goldfish the past 48 hours. I may seem crazy but yes I did stay up for 48 hours just to see the behavior of my goldfish and I have coconclude a few things. Most on here know that my goldfish has a swimming problem but I have been watching him and it seems like at night when we are all getting ready for bed he sleeps upside down but when the lights which off he floats like a normal fish should. Well I wanted to see if maybe it was light well I turned on my cameras light and within a few mins he was upside down again. Then he was back to normal after I took the light away. Its werid? I have never heard of this in the goldfish comminty. I don't think he has swim bladder issues. I never really watched him like this before after I turned off his light I would go to bed so I never seen him do this. Its crazy. Also I was wondering should I treat him for floating and make the agar agar food or not and if so should I use fresh foods or baby food or both Im not sure what to feed him for this if there is anything to feed him to make it better. Thanks in advance for the advice!!????
  16. I want to make gel food and in a blog i seen on here they used Agar Agar powder I don't know what that is exactly I have heard it helps with floaty fish but Im not sure how much that is true could anyone of the goldfish comminty help me with getting more knowledge on this Agar Agar powder? Please. I really do need help I want to make my own gel food and I sorts know how but not completely.
  17. I was wanting to buy some new fish food for my goldfish Neo. But I wasn't sure on what to buy, I would like to have a new gel food other than repashy's but idk what is best. Aslo would like some cheap sinking pellet foods as well. If you know any please let me know. I order all my goldfish food of ebay and would like some cheap but good quality gel food and pellet foods for my little goldfish. I would prefer a good all around quality food like for color growth and general health. What would you recommend?
  18. Hi all, I'm taking a trip to Petsmart this weekend and, as always, will stock up on frozen food for all my goldies, but I was wondering if there were any types of live bugs that would be okay to feed them. I'm talking things like waxworms, silkworms, and the like. I think it would be a neat little treat for my goldies to have once in a blue moon (they've already had live flies...when they fall in the tank!) but I wanted to make sure this was safe. Any advice? Obviously I wouldn't be getting anything with a hard exoskeleton, but I've kept lizards in the past so I have a pretty good knowledge of the types of worms/bugs available. Wondering if anyone has tried this! And of course if this has already been discussed, please point me to the thread Thank you!
  19. Lately I've been looking for some new pellet foods for my goldfish, as my current rotation is beginning to expire. When it comes to food, each of my fish have different tastes. My larger hibuna, Olive literally acts like a hog....I'm not even joking. She'll eat anything. Orange, my little comet, however is more picky. She doesn't like Super Green gel food at all, I've tried many different times to make her eat it, and she spits it out all the time. She is also picky with several vegetables. Anyway, I was lurking on eBay (as I always do! ) and found some pellet foods that struck my fancy. The company that manufactures them is not a large commercial brand, but more like a small business. They are called "Your Fish Stuff." They food they produce has no preservatives and is made in the USA, according to their page. Two types of foods caught my attention in particular. Keep in mind, both these foods are not marketed toward goldfish, but their ingredients are very similar to what is in commercial goldfish foods. First off, I'm looking for a supplemental pellet that has mostly veggie and algae matter rather than fish meals and such, to get more plant matter into my fishes' diets. I found a pellet that is made for shrimp, called 'invertebrate sticks.' http://www.ebay.com/itm/YFS-Invertebrate-Sticks-1mm-Shrimp-Fish-Food-1-2-LB-to-5-LBS-choose-size/251664303203?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20131003132420%26meid%3D318606628d56431a9423f7eeec9741af%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D20131003132420%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D331365085215&rt=nc Here is the list of ingredients and the guaranteed analysis for quick reference: Green Peas, Salmon Fish Meal, Soy-Meal Flours, Kelp Seaweed, Krill Meal, Spirulina, Celery, Carrots, Squash, Spinach and Broccoli. Brewers Yeast, Lecithin, Calcium, Vitamin/Mineral supplements plus Double Stabilized Vitamin "C", Methionine, No Preservatives. 38% Protein 7% Fat 7% Fiber 8% Moisture Next, I found another pellet food, but with more animal proteins. This one is made for marine fish. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Your-Fish-Mega-Marine-Small-Sized-Pellets-1-5mm-Saltwater-Fish-Food-1-2-Pound-/251095398310?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a7673b7a6 Herring Meal, Squid Meal, Krill Meal, Spiruliana, Chlorella Algae, Kelp Meal, Garlic, Yeast, Yeast Extract, DL Methionine, Brewers Dried Yeast, Lecithin, Paprika Oleoresin, Marigold Extract, Astaxanthin, Beta Carotene, Canthaxanthin,and vitamins and minerals 56% Protein 9% Fat 3% Fiber 10% Moisture The only thing that strikes me is that the protein is reeealllyy high! But if this is fed in moderation with other foods, I don't really see a problem. (i.e. : one food with 30% protein, one with 56% and one with 40% would average out to 42% protein overall) I was also looking into getting Hikari Lionhead before, but I feel like this food is better ingredient-wise over Hikari. Here is Hikari Lionhead's list of ingredients for comparison: Fish meal, wheat flour, krill meal, carotenoid fortifier, soybean protein, spirulina, seaweed meal, enzyme, DL-methionine, monosodium glutamate, garlic, and vitamins and minerals including stabilized Vitamin C. Let me know what you think! Thanks.
  20. My apologies if anyone has posted this already or I'm saying something that everyone already knows! I just wanted to share that I found a UK Repashy reseller, the products are much cheaper than what I have found elsewhere on the internet: http://www.repashy.co.uk Super Green 3oz jar - £10.99 6oz jar - £15.99 16oz bag - £24.99 Soilent Green 3oz jar - £10.99 6oz jar - £15.99 18oz jar - £29.99 24oz jar - £39.99 I recently bought the Super Green 6oz and it arrived promptly and as advertised, it came in two 3oz bottles. Made a batch for my brats and they loved it .
  21. Test Results for the Following: * Ammonia Level(Tank) 0 ppm * Nitrite Level(Tank) 0 ppm * Nitrate level(Tank) 40-50 ppm * Ammonia Level(Tap) Can't test tap at the moment-water has a chemical in it that started in WV and moved this way (will test as soon as its deemed safe to--hopefully less than a week away.) * Nitrite Level(Tap) * Nitrate level(Tap) * Ph Level, Tank (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) 7.3 * Ph Level, Tap (If possible, KH, GH and chloramines) Other Required Info: * Brand of test-kit used and whether strips or drops? API Drop Kit * Water temperature? 76.1 F * Tank size (how many gals.) and how long has it been running? 27 gallons (They have been in new tank since April 2013) * What is the name and "size of the filter"(s)? Aqueon 50 and Aqueon 70 both running all the time * How often do you change the water and how much? We do at least 2 50-60% water changes per month and several smaller ones if needed in between. * How many days ago was the last water change and how much did you change? 1/17/14 (last Friday), About 50% * How many fish in the tank and their size? 2 fish-1 fancy (orange-Atlas), 1 black moor (black-Pbody) * What kind of water additives or conditioners? Prime * What do you feed your fish and how often? Once a night (Repashy Solient green cube (several times a week), Hikari Fancy Goldfish Sinking pellets (2 pinches-soaked before put into the tank) * Any new fish added to the tank? No * Any medications added to the tank? No * List entire medication/treatment history for fish and tank. Please include salt, Prazi, PP, etc and the approximate time and duration of treatment. Both fish were quarantined when we first got them and I did a full round of Prazi on them. Salt has been used too but its been a while and I don't remember why. * Any unusual findings on the fish such as "grains of salt," bloody streaks, frayed fins or fungus? Nope * Any unusual behavior like staying at the bottom, not eating, etc.? The black moor is acting very lethargic, possibly bottom sitting. Her poop is also stringy and kind of bubbly. Hi! Its been a while since I've had to post. I think my black moor (Pbody--guessed that she is a "she"--not sure) is having troubles. She has been bottom sitting (I think--video below to show her behavior so you can confirm that is what it is) and just acting rather lethargic. When she does swim around, she tends to "eat bubbles" or swim to the top and get some "air" and go to the bottom until the bubble comes out and then goes back for more. (This is in one of the videos.) As soon as I decided to post, she is swimming around like crazy though. She will have days when she is fine and then go back to sitting for a day or two and so on. I think it might be food-related. She seems to be able to swim just fine though, so maybe it is constipation? I'm going to try feeding her some peas tonight and see if that helps. Just want to know if there is anything else I can and should be doing to help her out. Atlas (orange fancy) seems to be fine and swims around like normal. He does seem to miss his swimming buddy when she is sitting on the bottom all day though. The only other thing that is new is that we added a bridge and tiki ornament to give them some where to hide after Christmas. They both loved it and I think it gives Pbody a safe place to get out of the current for a bit if she wants, but wondering if that is what is leading to her sitting periods. I really want to do a water change to get my nitrates down but can't until the water is given the ok (hopefully just a couple more days). I don't want to expose them to some weird chemical. Videos are below. Any thoughts/suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Let me know if you need anything else. Thanks! *Holly and Josh* My Setup What she is doing (of course she started moving when I tried to video her...) Another one (stayed farther back this time)
  22. I like to call this....faces that Speckle makes when I approach the tank with (maybe?!?!?!) food!! Enjoy!!!
  23. ... Try crushing half a clove of fresh garlic into the water before you use it blanch spinach. Mine go crazy for it!
  24. Hi Guys, I just started feeding my guys Hikari Lionhead food. I have to say, their poop is looking amazing (well, as amazing as poop can look haha). I was shocked, they are all (after a month), looking bigger and brighter and happier in general. It is so consistent in size that I can hold each piece to hand feed (I am anal about waste in my tanks). Just wondering which commercial foods you guys use or have used, good or bad and what the results were.