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Old 05-19-2012, 04:14 PM   #1 
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How can I Make Gelatin Food Less Messy?

I made some gel food for my goldfish. I got some Omega One goldfish pellets, little pieces of celery, carrots, peas, and oatmeal. I blended those all together, and mixed in gelatin and put it in the freezer.

I just took it out after about 3 hours. Its solid. I cut a little piece out and dropped it in the tank. My common scarfed it down, but it made lots of debris. There are now little tiny pieces of gel food floating around my tank.
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Old 05-19-2012, 05:44 PM   #2 
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You could get a Sucker Fish if you have enough space for it. Or any Bottom-Dwellers that like to eat Vegetable based foods.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:54 PM   #3 
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You could get a Sucker Fish if you have enough space for it. Or any Bottom-Dwellers that like to eat Vegetable based foods.
Remember, its a coldwater tank. I don't know of any coldwater suckerfish sold locally. Shipping is like $35.
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:56 PM   #4 
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Oh, yeah. I forgot. WHOOPS. ;(
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Old 05-19-2012, 08:09 PM   #5 
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Welcome to the wonderful world of goldfish.
You could try some larger snails like apple snails.. Goldies will eat smaller snails so don't bother with those. Usually with goldies you have to vacuum tons and tons.
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You could try some larger snails like apple snails.. Goldies will eat smaller snails so don't bother with those. Usually with goldies you have to vacuum tons and tons.
That is a good idea, but the food flunks don't exactly sit on the bottom, they are floating. Little pieces of debris break off and float through the tank. Maybe the filter will get them over a few hours.
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:06 PM   #7 
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The filter should get some, others will settle down onto the gravel eventually... Siphoning will help (you wouldnt believe how much stuff comes out from under the gravel!)
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:25 PM   #8 
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you could use a turkey baster to siphon all of the debri out....thats about all i can think to do
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:28 PM   #9 
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The filter should get some, others will settle down onto the gravel eventually... Siphoning will help (you wouldnt believe how much stuff comes out from under the gravel!)
I do siphon my water, its just that I can't siphon it every day. :l
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What size tank do you have? And what is the filter rated for? I know goldfish need 2x the amount of filtration then the size of the tank. That should have the water circulating fast enough to get rid of the food.
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