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As some of you know my goldfish was getting gulpy on ProGold so I switched to Repashy... and I miss having her grow like a weed. Has anyone ever crushed ProGold and mixed it in with the Repashy? Do you think it would be okay for a fish that has gulped when on ProGold before?

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I actually have wondered this too :) you are posting the things I am thinking about lol

My ryu was floaty on progold but he grew tons. I have wondered if it could be mashed into a powder and mixed in. I guess the question with it is did he float (or gulp in your case) because of its contents or because it was a pellet food? Even with repashy I have to feed 1/2 green bean every day to my two to keep them from getting constipated, but in general they are SO much better all around in terms of buoyancy on this food.

I think Bing's fins and tail are turning more orange on repashy though which I like. Maybe the orange would've continued on progold though since it started with that food in the first place?

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I have to wonder if we should try it and see... making sure to keep the green beans on hand.

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I've put bloodworms and progold in mine with no problems!

That's wonderful to hear. I definitely think I will be trying this soon then!

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I've put bloodworms and progold in mine with no problems!

I like the idea of the bloodworms because they're such a mess unthawed and plopped into the tank, the gel food might hold them in there. Did you use the freezedried or the frozen?

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I used frozen, and I used a mortal and pester to crush them into liquid more or less and I did this with the pellets as well.

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Why not give one meal of Pro-Gold to 1-2 meals of soilent green daily? That's what I do. No mixing necessary.

When you crush the pellets and add to the premade mix, you are diluting out the relative amount of binders, which will then affect your consistency.

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Why not give one meal of Pro-Gold to 1-2 meals of soilent green daily? That's what I do. No mixing necessary.

This is what I've started doing and the floatiness has not returned.

I have added ProGold (whole pellets) to the Repashy also but I think Alex's suggestion is better so long as the floats don't return. :)

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Why not give one meal of Pro-Gold to 1-2 meals of soilent green daily? That's what I do. No mixing necessary.

When you crush the pellets and add to the premade mix, you are diluting out the relative amount of binders, which will then affect your consistency.

I did it mostly out of curiousity, the consistency is the same (or an indistinguishable difference) between with and without. then again I wasn't adding much to the mix.

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My suggestion is based first and foremost on laziness. I don't want to have to do anymore than I have to with the foods, after two crazy years mixing crazy fish gels in the kitchen :rofl

Adding whole pellets is a great idea as well. :)

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I personally worry because of the consistency of pellet food causing Clem's gulping before. I think I would rather try powder in the Repashy, if it doesn't alter the consistency too much. Just as long as it gels properly I am alright with it.

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My suggestion is based first and foremost on laziness. I don't want to have to do anymore than I have to with the foods, after two crazy years mixing crazy fish gels in the kitchen :rofl

Adding whole pellets is a great idea as well. :)

:rofl I just can't stand watching Roos gulp! And she does it even with frozen bloodworms and progold, but she doesn't if they're crushed and then added to the gel. I have no clue why.

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My suggestion is based first and foremost on laziness. I don't want to have to do anymore than I have to with the foods, after two crazy years mixing crazy fish gels in the kitchen :rofl

Adding whole pellets is a great idea as well. :)

:rofl I just can't stand watching Roos gulp! And she does it even with frozen bloodworms and progold, but she doesn't if they're crushed and then added to the gel. I have no clue why.

I think it is because of the consistency, tbh. The gel food seems so much more solid to me.

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