Remember when I told you guys that Wakka tends to "bottom sit" (with erect dorsal etc) a lot, and in the evening he starts to flip upside down and slowly floats up to the surface unless he wedges himself underneath something? Look at this image of sadness
He hasn't done that in a week! Now he spends most of the time a bit above the middle of the tank without any balance or floating problems.
How I did that, you ask?
Long story short: I ran out of gel food a month or so ago, and was looking for a place to sell agar agar. So far I have only found Earthfare and they charge an insane price of more than $ 8 for one small package of agar agar
So Alex was so lovely to offer sending me some along with some of his koi clay, as soon as he would get his own order delivered.
In the mean time I had to feed the fish something. My Omega One pellets already were open for over 6 months, so I had to go out and buy some pellets. I decided to pick up something different and grabbed a small jar of Aqueon goldfish pellets.
I got Alex' package about a week ago - again, thank you so very much! :)
I have not had the chance to make gel food with the agar agar yet, but aside from adding koi clay to the tanks; since last weekend I am also soaking the aqueon pellets in a light solution ofkoi clay!!
Wakka has not been floating for a second since I feed them this, neither did he flip upside down. Even Vanille seems to have much more control over her balance, although she still seems a bit "lighter" than the other fish. I wouldn't doubt that her long tail makes her swim funny a bit though.
Anyway, I will definitely add some of the koi clay to the agar agar gel food which I will be making this weekend