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Old 09-08-2009, 07:16 PM   #11
 
Hes still alive, but he doesn't look too well. The snails in my other tank are active and seem healthy. They eat shrimp pellets. I've yet to see the Black one eat.
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Old 09-08-2009, 07:56 PM   #12
 
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Have any zucchini or cucumber at the house? Either would make a nice treat for the snail.
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:56 PM   #13
 
He doesn't move much. I doubt he'd touch it. I may put a slice in for my other snails and in his tank. If I chopped up a bit, would my Oscar, JD and Goldfish enjoy some as well? Oh, are is there such thing as sinking goldfish wafers or something like that? I see her picking at the bottom of the tank, but she is too timid to go near the surface. Any ideas?
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:12 PM   #14
 
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Goldish love cucumbers. Not sure about the other fish, I have not kept them.
What are you feeding the goldfish now? They do make sinking pellets for goldfish.

Oscars and JDs do not make good tank mates for goldfish. Are they all in the same tank?

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Old 09-08-2009, 09:26 PM   #15
 
When I feed my frog his bloodworms, I place a single tropical fish flake in the tank. It's always gone but I think my frog eats it. She is in a tank with my frog, my oscar is in with the gold and ivory snails and my JD is in with my black snail.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:33 PM   #16
 
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Glad to hear the goldfish is not in the same tank!
Get some frozen peas, thaw them out and remove the skin. You can squash the pea a little with your fingers and give it to the goldfish as a healthy snack.
The goldfish will need a good quality goldfish flake or goldfish pellet as its staple food though.

Given you goldfish a bloodworm once and a while won't hurt either, a variety in food is always good.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:40 PM   #17
 
The goldfish is actually a rescue. My mum bought six to feed to my Oscar and she was just so tiny.... I couldn't let my mum put her in. She is actually one of my favorites. I'll get some photographs up tomorrow after school.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:43 PM   #18
 
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I would love to see your pictures!
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:47 PM   #19
 
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first off you NEED water changes without it your just stressing fish and killing them off. since you say you have some know how aboput fish then im sure you can educate your mom on the investment that she has made for you. by you not performing water changes your fish get skick and die. which in turn im sure you talk her into buying you more fish. a line has to be made here man. either talk your mom into water changees or quit keeping fish its as simple as that. your alwya s going to have problems w/o water changes which means your always going to be posting about problems (which is ok but when we know its b/c of no water changes our help is pointless).

moral of the story: its like hgaving a dog but not feeding it, eventually its going to get very sick and die People just dont do that.

enough said, Money
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:47 PM   #20
 
I did a three gallon PWC on my Dempsey's tank while my mum was at work. He seems to be a lot better now, but still sits behind the Lava Rock a bit. I do not think the snail will make it, but when we return to get feeders, I'll return him and get a healthier one. I will continue to do water changes behind her back, but I can only do three gallons a day, one tank a day on Mondays and Tuesdays. Maybe she'll start letting me change out some water when I clean the 1 gal. (I clean it once a week, bringing the water level down to the sand and scooping out waste.)
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