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  1. I just wipe mine when they start getting algae, and I use the same cloth that I use to wipe the walls of the tank.
  2. If you really want to know how much to feed them, you can weigh them and calculate how much food they need. Feeding "a little bit" or "as much as they can eat in 5 minutes" or "as much as their eye" is all guessing. http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/105915-food-weights-by-brand/
  3. I suspect that a lot of people are like me: Canisters are a lot more expensive than HOBs and they last longer, so I have little experience with different canisters. I got canisters only because I bought a new tank and it came with a Fluval canister. It worked well enough, so when I got a second one, I got another Fluval -- that was the only one I had experience with. So I can say that I'm satisfied with my Fluvals (although the '06s have been better than my '05), but I can't give a detailed breakdown of how it's better than another type of canister. Good luck with yours!!
  4. I just culled when I could seen clear deformities. When I had a full batch of fry, I had to do it twice.
  5. Actually, some of the fry should be culled at some point. It's difficult, but it probably should be done.
  6. Just as a heads up: I had to go deeper than 1-2 inches for my large sword plants. With plants, just try it. If a plant works and you like it, buy more. If it doesn't thrive, try something else. I've had plant thrive in one tank and not the other for no apparent reason, and I've had plants do better in different spots inside the tank. It's very experimental but enjoyable.
  7. Omg! I started the video without sound, and I said to myself, that fish has a booty! And then I turned the sound on and Helen said it too, and I cracked up! :rofl2
  8. If you have any Repashy, I had good luck feeding pinches of Repashy Soilent Green powder.
  9. Somewhere here it was recently discussed that the sand would have to be very deep to risk such pockets.
  10. I've had two batches of fry now, and there were crazy size differences. I assume genetics is a big factor.
  11. http://www.kokosgoldfish.invisionzone.com/forum/index.php?/topic/105915-food-weights-by-brand/ Notice how 25 pellets equals a tiny slice of Repashy gel food. I would be cautious about overfeeding a new food, but it sounds like you are feeding .2 grams a day. You are very far from overfeeding.
  12. That seems very light to me, but I haven't fed these pellets and I'm not sure how many fish you have right now.
  13. "Several pellets" doesn't seem like much. Do you weigh your fish? You could weigh the food to determine how much to feed.
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