Yeah, they usually are but then they break down into things that look like brick crumbles. Even with all that extra filtration and Kent's Nitrate Sponge in the Emperor 400, his nitrates still got up to 40.
It's funny. First I went to the ADF thread to ask about their poops, then I came here and asked about Sparky's poops. I work at a vet's office so I have to deal with A LOT of poops there, I guess I'm starting to get an appreciation for it?!
... Or is that I'm saying poops?
Sooo, Sparky eats pellets and poops out pellets, pretty much?
Sparky was not happy about his new feeding regimen. When I went out this morning, he looked as if he had not moved from his "feeding" spot. He even bobbed up and down extra enthusiastically, rising at least two centimeters off the substrate instead of the usual one. Whoa there, Sparky, calm down!
Pooooooor Sparky! Maybe. . . just maybe this'll teach him that he LOVES you! Have you considered putting him near one of the Betta tanks? Perhaps he should watch how they dance for their pellets? We KNOW he dances when nobody is watching - I wanna see him dance for his supper! Can you imagine? Sparky? Doing the Betta Wiggle!? Ooooh, yeah.