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Dusty plumes of Pro-Gold

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This is something that I've long wondered. I let my pellets soak for about 5 min in a tiny amount of water then I attempt to pick up the squishy pieces and give them to my "starving" fish. The moment the pellet hits the water it releases a cloud of tinier particles that float about in my water. Is this the average experience?

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It may be how much they're soaked. They are kinda disintegrating by five minutes.

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It may be how much they're soaked. They are kinda disintegrating by five minutes.

Oh, I thought I was supposed to soak until they weren't any hard bits. How long do you soak your pellets for?

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I'm actually one of the ones that don't soak progold. I haven't found a difference in how much my Ryukin would float either way, just a difference in how she floats when I feed vs overfeed.

I think soaking is a fine idea, but I also think it's still alright if they're a little crunchy. I don't see how a disintegrating pellet would be good though, for water parameters or fish that just can't get to them and keep hitting the wrong spots with open mouths.

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I soak for maybe less the a minute. I just hold them in my hand and have my hand in the tank.

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I don't soak either.

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I soak for maybe less the a minute. I just hold them in my hand and have my hand in the tank.

This is also what I do, but I was lurking around today looking for info because I noticed that when my oranda was chewing on a pellet, little poofs of pellet dust were coming out of his GILLS. Freaked me out. Is this normal, anyone?

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I've seen little poofs of pellets coming out of gills. :D

I think soaking for 30ish seconds is long enough. You just want the pellets to absorb water so there isn't a lot of air in them. They don't need to be mushy. :feedme

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I dont soak :)

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I thought that one of the benefits of ProGold is that you don't have to soak? I never have.

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I don't soak my progold, but if you do I wouldn't soak any more than 30 seconds at most. It is a pretty soft food to begin with ;)

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Is progold available in the uk ?

unfortunately no. Goldfishconnection only ships in the US

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Is progold available in the uk ?

unfortunately no. Goldfishconnection only ships in the US

Darn !

My mum always says I sound American because I say pantyhose instead of tights and gallons instead of litres and stuff ! I just nod and we both say kokos together lol !

Thanks anyways !

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Is progold available in the uk ?

unfortunately no. Goldfishconnection only ships in the US

Darn !

My mum always says I sound American because I say pantyhose instead of tights and gallons instead of litres and stuff ! I just nod and we both say kokos together lol !

Thanks anyways !

lol

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I only soak mine for a few seconds. Enough to wet the pellets, and make them soak. :)

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Well dinner was not soaked and they seemed happier to gather them up off the ground rather than filter feeding from the water. I think I'll change to that then.

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I don't soak my Pro-Gold anymore, since my current fish are all OK with the pellets. When I did soak, it was for 30s max. :)

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The only time I have soaked food was when I had a fish with mouth problems fromm flukes, so unless it is special circumstances I don't soak mine.

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