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redlessi 09-08-2009 11:43 AM

feeding accident
Ok yesterday a little cousin:twisted: thought he would sneak and feed my goldfish. Its a tiny maybe 1 1/2 inch fish in a 10 gal tank. So I caught him dumping the bag of sinking shrimp pellets into the tank. About 30 or so pellets made it into the tank:evil:. I dug around trying to remove them with a net. I got out as many as I could. List night I did about a 40-50% water change. Needless to say my goldfish looks stuffed, not sure how much he ate. I am thinking I should not feed him for a bit and my question is how long before I should feed him again:dunno:. I dont normally give those pellets to him as they are for the other tank.

Thanks much

aunt kymmie 09-08-2009 11:47 AM

Were it me (and it's not!) I wouldn't feed him again until he looked back to normal, then I'd wait another day after that. It's good you did a pronto water change. Those shrimp pellets really disintegrate fast and mess up the water. Good luck!

Twistersmom 09-08-2009 11:48 AM

I would let him go a couple days without food.
It would be a good idea to do another gravel cleaning today, just in case you missed anything last night.

Edit*** Good advice from Aunt Kymmie.

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