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    12 common goldfish (only one in my flat, the others are in my parents' house)


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  1. Hi the plants have been there for quite a few days, so far it seems to be fine. Also, one of my friends has agreed to come to my flat next weekend (right in the middle of my holiday period) to feed the fish, so it should definitely be ok now, the gap would only be around 4 to 5 days, rather than 10 days. I won't need to add in any holiday food.
  2. I bought 2 moss balls and a bunch of elodea plants. I have also got some holiday food. Should I also put in a small piece just in case before I leave for holiday? I don't really like fish holiday foods because they are generally poor quality (and my goldfish is used to better quality food) and potentially they can have a negative impact on water quality. This is why I thought about using "natural foods" like water plants instead. As for automatic feeders, I've considered it but the issue is that there is no way for me to keep my tank lid closed if I install the automatic feeder, I'd have to keep the lid completely open, and I worry about the fish jumping out. I lost one fish nearly 2 years ago this way, even though at the time there was nothing wrong with the water quality. As long as the goldfish won't actually starve to death (now that I've got plenty of edible water plants in the tank) I'd rather not risk opening the lid and keep it open for 10 days straight.
  3. Hi I have a question I'm going away on holiday for about 10 days next week. Because I live by myself there won't be anyone who can feed my single goldfish. I plan to buy a few moss balls as a kind of "natural holiday food" for the goldfish, rather than the usual holiday fish food one can buy in stores, which are generally quite poor quality. Would the goldfish be able to eat some of the moss ball and not go hungry? Thank you
  4. I didn't buy the snail, it was a "stowaway". It's now in a small tank with white cloud mountain minnows and the temperature is not high. The snail also looks smaller than the typical adult size (according to online sources I consulted) so even if it was female I don't think it's going to reproduce anytime soon.
  5. I've put it into one of my other tanks. I think the water parameters and temperature are ok for it. I can't find it anymore but it's probably among the gravel somewhere. I don't think I need to feed any special food for it as it can eat the micro pellets for my fish that are left overs.
  6. Hi I just bought a few neon tetras for my nano tropical tank and I seem to have got a "stowaway" small snail. Does anyone know what species of snail this is? (See image below) Thanks
  7. I'm not much of a photographer and this is a newly set-up tank...(though in terms of style with goldfish tanks I generally do prefer a "minimalist" approach)
  8. That's still quite a lot... Generally any flow rate that is more than 10X the tank volume is considered to be "strong". Your total flow rate is 300 gph which is 15 times the size of your tank (20G). But thanks for the info anyway. Now I have some concrete idea about this.
  9. Some photos will come soon...
  10. Could you tell me what is the flow rate of an AC 10 filter?
  11. Going by your logic here a weaker UV light might actually be better than a very strong one, because a less powerful UV light can weaken microbes but would not drastically change the environment like a very strong UV would. So it would make more sense to use a weaker and smaller UV light as a supplement rather than relying on a powerful UV to kill off all or most potentially harmful microbes. It's like with humans, it's a good idea to live in a relatively clean environment (even though such clean environments are products of human civilisation and are not technically "natural"), but it's not good to live in an environment that is completely pathogen-free, because it would cause one's immune system to degenerate, so after a while when one has to go to an environment that is not pathogen-free, just a little bit of pathogens might have a very significant or even in some cases lethal effect. My point is that I think UV can only be used in fish tanks as a supplement, not the main method of avoiding diseases.
  12. Ok. I mean quantitatively, how strong is "strong"? A flow rate that's over 10X the tank volume?
  13. Well, I don't really agree with you, and I also don't have much interest in any kind of abstract philosophical speculation, but I don't want to have a debate on this either.
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