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    I have never tried feeding my fish crickets, but they aren't toxic, the only way I could think of them making a mess of the thank is if your fish didn?t eat them and you left them in the tank to rot. I vaguely remember someone once saying that they fed their fish crickets though I am not sure if the fish were koi or goldfish, I am not too sure about this but I think that they said that they removed the crickets back legs to make them easier for the fish to eat. I don't know how big your fish are but cutting the crickets in half or smashing them might also make them easier for your fish to eat. I tried feeding my fish meal worms a few years ago, she loved them but I was paranoid when she seemed to have a hard time eating the exoskeleton (plus they really grossed me out) so I haven't fed her meal worms since.
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    honestly grapes are OK for goldfish, they may be toxic for some other animals but they won't hurt your goldfish, if you still don't believe me check the Koko's goldfish food page , scroll down a bit and look under the home fish foods list. "Some fish foods that you and I eat the fish can eat to for example: Romaine lettuce, Peas cooked, earthworms, eggs, cucumber, insect larvae, grapes,oranges, and spinach. This is just a short list of some of the foods. "
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    My goldfish loves blueberries and oranges , she also likes apples, bananas, grapes, strawberries and kiwi.
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    Its ok to feed goldfish grapes (my goldfish loves them), but you have to remove the skin, also grapes are high in sugar so only give them grapes as an occasional treat because they can't process sugar very well and it messes with their digestive system.
  5. CAEs will out grow a ten gallon tank, plus mature CAEs aren't very good algae eaters they seem to prefer eating pellets or flakes.
  6. Here she is. I am thinking of naming her Kazoo after the alien on the Flintstones cartoon (at least I think that was his name ) .
  7. I wouldn't recommend using sand for goldfish. Keep in mind that if you use sand as a top layer and something gravel-like as a bottom layer, the larger particles will eventually work their way up and end up on top.
  8. I finally bought a snail, I think that it may be a female Pomacea bridgesii, the shell is a bit scarred but the blue-gray color is pretty. This is my first snail and I have a few questions. Will it need to be quarantined? Will it eat live aquatic plants? I have read that P. bridgesii will not, but I am still worried about the plants in my tank. Are there any fruits and vegetables that snails particularly like? It is only about an inch long, how big can I expect it to get?
  9. I know that this is kind of an old post, but if you are willing to buy a new tank you could buy a 5.5 gallon mini bow and replace the 15 watt incandescent light with a 20 watt Coralife Mini Compact Colormax fluorescent bulb which should give you about 3.6 wpg Coralife Mini Compact Colormax dose not look very bright since it has a purplish hue to it, but it works great for plants, the 20 watt Coralife Mini Compact 50/50 should also fit in the mini bow 5 and it should also be brighter than the Coralife Mini Compact Colormax bulb, but the 50/50 bulbs are not the right spectrum for plants, they may work, but I haven't tried them myself.
  10. I am not very good at explaining things so here's a link that should help.
  11. I haven't kept anubias myself, but from what I have read about them they are slow growing low light plants. They should be fine under stock lighting and with out fertilizer, but they will need to be removed from the sponge stuff that they come in. If you put them in votive jars with gravel like you mentioned make sure not to bury the rhizome, another thing that you could do is attach them to large rocks or driftwood by tying them on with cotton string, in a few months the string will dissolve leaving the plant sitll attached
  12. If you are going to cut off the flower stalk you want to remove the whole thing and not just the top of it. I have left the flower stalks on , and none of them have gone into hibernation, I even pollinated the flowers with a paint brush and have gotten a few plantlets. My lily bulbs floated too, they didn?t sprout and ended up rotting, so I send them back to the company for replacements. The replacement bulbs sank like a rock and sprouted a week later.
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    I only have one goldfish and she is about 6 in from head to tail. The blueberries I fed my fish were wild berries which are about half the size of the frozen ones from the store, for smaller fish you may have to cut the berries into smaller pieces.
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    Why would I be mad? No the poo wasn't blue and neither was the water. They didn't cloud the water in my tank, but If your fish don't eat the them, you should remove the uneaten berries from the tank or else they may cloud the water.
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