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Repashy Gel Food Fed on a Rock

Repashy Gel Food Fed on a Rock

I first saw this idea on Ted’s Fishroom, and immediately knew that sooner or later, I wanted to try it out for my goldfish!  I thought it would be especially neat, since the ancestor of the goldfish is a river-dwelling carp that feeds mainly on algae from the river bottom.  In a way, this sort…
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Nerite Snails Update

Nerite Snails Update

My two nerites have been doing a pretty good job of eating the algae and diatoms in my tank so far, but in the big picture, they still haven’t really made much of a dent yet!  It’s been really fun seeing their little bite mark trails all over though, and that tells me they are…
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Adding Nerites To My Tank

Adding Nerites To My Tank

After a happily uneventful 2 week quarantine, I added my nerite snails to the tank!  The goldfish were really curious about them at first, but they leave the snails alone now.  They’ve already eaten a lot of diatoms and algae off the glass and no escape attempts have been made even though I don’t have…
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Food-related Color Change

Food-related Color Change

I figured that with the high algae content in the Repashy Soilent Green food, Clover might become a little more yellow.  And he did!  I prefer him to be a nice clean, brilliant white color, but I don’t dislike the yellow enough to stop using this gel food.  Here’s the before and after, so you…
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