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Please don't appologize for going off topic! I find it all facinating and helpful.

Thank you dragon! That was impossibly sweet of you to say

So how does alternating Sundays sound? 1 he will get a bit of pea and the other he will get freeze dried bloodworm (would that be the best insect?). I loved all of your suggestions but I am limited to what I can have. The nearest pet store is over 45 miles away, so live can't be done unless it is something I can actually catch from my yard (if there is something PLEASE tell me! ). Frozen is out because our freezer doesn't have enough room for our own food, so no room for Gus'. I get to go online rarely and I have no card to order with (I use too, but not any more), so purchases like that would have to be up to him and I doubt he would agree. So I'm pretty much limited to dried, canned (but I don't think that's even done...), fresh fruit or veggies, and things in my yard (southern US). Any ideas?
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Dont feed Peas ouce a week that is way too often.
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More questions for yall! The tank is 1.8gal so minus decor and gravel I would estimate 1.4gal water. It has a filter which I rince once a week with water from a ptw. I have been doing pwc 3x a week of 3/4th a litter and replacing with treated tap (non-clorinated well water that is filtered through sand) that has been allowed to sit at least 24 hours (I usually make up the next bottle after I'm done with a water change). The water is clear (not foggy and nothing floating in water column) and Gus looks happy and healthy (good color, undamaged flowing fins, healthy gils, good activity level, swims away from fresh water and not towards it). Is that an acceptable amount of pwc? Also, it doesn't stress him as he enjoys the attention.

Also, while doing my 1st gravel cleaning (thank God for turkey baster! ) I noticed a slight slimey film in the tank. Is that good or bad? I wont be getting my water testing kit for a week min and I would love to know what it means
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Is it heated? I would do two 50 percent water changes a week.
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Dont feed Peas ouce a week that is way too often.
You missunderstood. It would be every 2 weeks. 1 Sunday he would get a pea. The next Sunday a bloodworm. The next, a pea. The next, a bloodworm. And so on...
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You only feed Peas when costipated period.
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Is it heated? I would do two 50 percent water changes a week.
It is heated. And I'm not the type to over feed and let the leftovers dirty the water like so many do, so no problems in that aspect. I'm WAY to percise a person to let that happen

Right now between pwc and gravel cleaning (thinking of making that a common thing too as he is FACINATED by the turkey baster! :) I am taking out and replacing 2.5-3 litters a week (I have a big litter bottle I mix new water in each time). I will have to look up how much of a tank percentage that is...
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