01-19-2009, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by onefish2fish
welcome to the forum.
i agree with everything that has been said.
how much/often/what do you feed? preventing yourself from overfeeding will reduce some of the "gunk" found in the gravel. not only is that food particles but its also extra fish poop that gets produced from eating extra food. make sense? regardless your going to have detritus and debris in your gravel but again preventing yourself from overfeeding will help this.
do you have neon tetras, or danios? (or glofish which come in neon colors but are actually painted danios)
They get fed twice a day. I've been feeding in the A.M. with flakes, and in the P.M. with either flakes or some pellets, and every few days some freeze-dried shrimp. I try not to overfeed, just give them what they can consume in a few minutes. The blood parrot and the g. pellegrini will usually graze for what fell to the bottom, so there is not usually a whole lot of junk that's visible on top of the gravel.
The dayglo danios are definitely danios, and they are not dyed. My LFS specifically told me they do NOT carry any dyed fish. The ones they stock were bred for the bright colors.