12-16-2011, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by thekoimaiden
Glad your goldies like the orange. Mine love it, too. I think I have a video of them going at it.
Anyway, as far as a daily treat, the only thing it might hurt is your filter. All the little filaments and other stuff from the orange commonly get sucked up into my filter. It makes cleaning it a little difficult. I also find myself netting bits out of the plants. Don't want to leave the bits in there to rot and make my nitrates go any higher than they already are.
I think a better idea would be to vary their treats. Oranges on some days and spinach or red lettuce on others. Zucchini is another good one. My goldfish go bonkers for it. Variety in a diet is the key to a good diet!
Oh and about the goldfish that never slimmed down, it might just be a female. The females are often rounder and more plump than males. That is how I sex my koi. The females have a very nice round shape to them. Males are much slimmer. I can imagine the same holds true with commons.
Ah that makes sense. So when you put the Zucchini in do you do anything special with it? Or does it get sliced, rinsed and then put in the holder?
Well two of them are definitely more plump than the third. So two may be female? One of them is getting on my nerves though. It is bigger than the three and it's a bully. It also pushes the Bichir's around during early feeding time and that aggravates one of them. I contemplate what to do. I could replace the cave on the right with another log and see if that will make both Bichir feel more secure (one keeps trying to go int other log and gets chased out by the one who "owns it".)
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