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What other Staple Foods can I use Besides Pellets or Mazuri gel

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Guest Mike and Linda

For the bloodworms I would say maybe about 10.

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Mike, frozen or freeze dried?

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OK, let do this:

1) Feed one pea with 2 granules of Epsom inside.

2) Fast for three days

3) Evaluate before feeding anything else.

10 frozen worms is nothing, and it's very strange that the fish becomes floaty after that. Let's try to clear out the system with Epsom, and then fast for 3 days. Then we start to see what's going on.

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Guest Mike and Linda

ok. He is the only one like this. He was ok from last nigh till now. I fed them all spinach last night and nothing else. We will be able to tell within three days without food.

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Guest Mike and Linda

My Repashy gel is on its way. Customs is where it takes time. I ordered 4 sample sizes to try it out.

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Perfect. I think you will love it, both because of how well it suits the fish and how easy it is to make.

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Guest Mike and Linda

I gave him his pea but he only got one epson salt. he keeps missing the food then the salt keeps falling out. I did put a divider in the tank to keep him separate.

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Haha. I'm ahead of you. I told you to do two, so that even if he got only one, he would be fine, still.

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Guest Mike and Linda

I am just letting you know that I did receive my repashy gel food. I did not make it yet. I had to watch the video because the instructions are very confusing.

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Here's how to you make it:

1. Measure out 1/4 cup of the powder and put it in a 1-2 2 cup container. (A measuring cup is fine.)

2. Measure out 3/4 cup of water and add to the powder.

3. Mix until it's all mixed in.

4. Pop it in the microwave. Heat on high for 2 minutes. Watch the food. Once it starts to boil for about 5 seconds, take it out. Stir well, and then pour into a mold.

5. Once it sets, cut it up.

6. Leave out enough for 1 week. The rest freeze, and then thaw as needed :)

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Guest Angelfish50

When I do feed should I feed like I would regular gel or do like the video shows? The video shows them throwing in big chunks.

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You can do either, but probably best to feed the same way you always feed gel food. :)

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Guest Mike and Linda

The question I have now. I have 4 types of repashy food. Soilent green, Meat pie, Shrimp souffle, and Community plus. I also have a salmon gel that I made with one of betty's reciepies. I use nls 3mm sinking pellet. Hikari spirulina brime, regular brime, blood worms, and krill.

I know that the blood worms and spirulina brime can make my Oranda floaty. Out of all these foods that I listed what could I use to feed daily?

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I can make guesses from my own experiences, but unfortunately in the end this will depend trial and error.

The foods I have tried that do not cause floatiness in my fish: Repashy soilent green, Repashy community plus, blood worms, krill

The foods I have tried that will cause floatiness: NLS, spirulina wafers

I'm not familiar with Betty's recipe off the top of my head, so I can't really comment on that.

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Mike if it was me I would try the Soilent green first. Your goldfish might seem confused for a few mins, but once they get the taste of it they will go crazy..... :)

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Guest Mike and Linda

I will do that. Can I feed that every day morn and night?

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Guest Mike and Linda

I don't have a lot of options for my floaty fish. If I stay with repashy I could alternate the soilent green, meat pie, shrimp souffle, and community plus

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I will do that. Can I feed that every day morn and night?

I do, with my larger fish. With the smaller fish, I give them Pro-Gold and soilent green, same as Koko, I believe :)

They get blood worm snacks a couple of times a week.

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Guest Mike and Linda

Thanks will do. I guess I just try different foods. The ones that he floats I just stop.

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My guys get progold in the morning... Soilent green in the afternoon then Progold in the night time. But Also Mike my fish dont float much. :)

So I would do the soilent green, try it out for a day see if it helps :)

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Guest Mike and Linda

I just made some soilent grn so I will try tomorrow. thanks

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Guest Mike and Linda

I tried my goldies on the soilent green and they all ate it well. My Oranda ate also but he is a gulper. He stays at the top taking in air most of the time. He is floaty again. None of the other do this except for this one only.

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I think that fish is eating too much, unfortunately. Plus, did you fast him for three days as requested? If you haven't please do so now. He really needs this.

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Guest Angelfish50

What size pieces did you feed

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