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  1. Hi the plants have been there for quite a few days, so far it seems to be fine. Also, one of my friends has agreed to come to my flat next weekend (right in the middle of my holiday period) to feed the fish, so it should definitely be ok now, the gap would only be around 4 to 5 days, rather than 10 days. I won't need to add in any holiday food.
  2. I bought 2 moss balls and a bunch of elodea plants. I have also got some holiday food. Should I also put in a small piece just in case before I leave for holiday? I don't really like fish holiday foods because they are generally poor quality (and my goldfish is used to better quality food) and potentially they can have a negative impact on water quality. This is why I thought about using "natural foods" like water plants instead. As for automatic feeders, I've considered it but the issue is that there is no way for me to keep my tank lid closed if I install the automatic feeder, I'd have to keep the lid completely open, and I worry about the fish jumping out. I lost one fish nearly 2 years ago this way, even though at the time there was nothing wrong with the water quality. As long as the goldfish won't actually starve to death (now that I've got plenty of edible water plants in the tank) I'd rather not risk opening the lid and keep it open for 10 days straight.
  3. Hi I have a question I'm going away on holiday for about 10 days next week. Because I live by myself there won't be anyone who can feed my single goldfish. I plan to buy a few moss balls as a kind of "natural holiday food" for the goldfish, rather than the usual holiday fish food one can buy in stores, which are generally quite poor quality. Would the goldfish be able to eat some of the moss ball and not go hungry? Thank you
  4. Yes, of course I know what you mean here. I've read a couple of threads in that sub-forum myself. However, as stated in my starting post in this thread, here I'm talking about problems and issues when dealing with other humans (other fishkeepers, shops, sellers, buyers etc), not the sad fact that sometimes we lose our beloved fish pets...
  5. I did not even raise the issue of withdrawing from the transaction. Maybe he just made such an assumption but I don't see why I cannot ask questions about an item after I've made the purchase, because asking questions about an item is not equivalent to suggesting that potentially I might withdraw from the purchase. At any rate, I doubt what you say is the primary issue here, because if the seller was primarily concerned about the possibility of the buyer withdrawing and hence lose their insertion fees, why would he unilaterally cancel the transaction even though I not even mentioned the possibility of withdrawing? Now by unilaterally cancelling the transaction he has definitely lost his insertion fee. In fact now I still want to buy his item but he doesn't want to sell it to me anymore. This is like the opposite of the scenario you raised. Neither the buyer nor the seller is allowed to unilaterally withdraw from a completed transaction without mutual agreement. (It's easier for the seller to do this of course as they can just refund the buyer anytime they like technically) He may not have personally liked the question I asked him, but to unilaterally cancel a transaction just because of a personal issue like that is very unprofessional. As I said though, I've given him another chance and if he doesn't respond positively to me, I will leave him a negative feedback, as recommended to me by eBay customer support.
  6. Mostly no, but very occasionally a few sellers on eBay can be annoying. (By sellers I don't necessarily mean actual online shops, it can just mean private individuals selling their used stuff) I use eBay a lot. There is a very wide selection of products there, the prices are generally lower than in high street shops and I think the customer support is quite good too. Usually I don't have any problems but on eBay potentially one can get into situations with some sellers that one would generally never get into in a real physical shop, especially when buying used products. Today a seller unilaterally cancelled my purchase and refunded me just because I asked a general question about his used item which I was buying that I suppose he didn't like. Actually unilaterally withdrawing from a completed transaction by the seller without mutual agreement is explicitly against eBay rules. I've talked to customer support and they assured me of this. Well I'm giving this person one last chance but if he doesn't respond positively or just ignore me then I will have to leave him with negative feedback, and might even report this seller.
  7. I didn't buy the snail, it was a "stowaway". It's now in a small tank with white cloud mountain minnows and the temperature is not high. The snail also looks smaller than the typical adult size (according to online sources I consulted) so even if it was female I don't think it's going to reproduce anytime soon.
  8. Anyone here has some bad/negative experiences from fishkeeping they would like to share? Fishkeeping is generally considered to be a very rewarding hobby and it certainly is, but in life bad experiences can occur anywhere. And I don't mean losing your pet due to illness or something like that, though I'm sure we've all had experiences like that. I mean bad experiences when dealing with other fishkeepers and/or fishkeeping businesses, such as disputes with an online seller, with a fish shop, with other fishkeepers or even negative experiences in fishkeeping forums online etc.
  9. I've put it into one of my other tanks. I think the water parameters and temperature are ok for it. I can't find it anymore but it's probably among the gravel somewhere. I don't think I need to feed any special food for it as it can eat the micro pellets for my fish that are left overs.
  10. Hi I just bought a few neon tetras for my nano tropical tank and I seem to have got a "stowaway" small snail. Does anyone know what species of snail this is? (See image below) Thanks
  11. I'm not much of a photographer and this is a newly set-up tank...(though in terms of style with goldfish tanks I generally do prefer a "minimalist" approach)
  12. That's still quite a lot... Generally any flow rate that is more than 10X the tank volume is considered to be "strong". Your total flow rate is 300 gph which is 15 times the size of your tank (20G). But thanks for the info anyway. Now I have some concrete idea about this.
  13. Could you tell me what is the flow rate of an AC 10 filter?
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