mine don't eat.....red tiger lotus,java fern, anubius,amazon sword,onion plant, and apongeton crispus. they nibble at my anacharis,but it grows so fast you don't notice.keeping plants in pots helps to keep them from digging them up. however my two orandas are quite young yet. we'll see if their distructive nature comes out as they mature.
ive him some veggies. they love peas-no skins, blanched romaine,watermelon,garlic,cooked red peppers-no skin,broccoli,chard,zucchini,cucumbers... honestly the list goes on.i'd feed mine beets if it wouldn't turn them purple. these things need to be bite size obviously. new life science is my pellet food of choice as the ingredients contain 14 fruits and vegetables along with b12,niacin,folic acid and a bunch of other good stuff. your minnows would benefit also. it is a bit spendy at about 10$ for5.3 oz (150g) but very worth it.imo. they gettin along better?
I think they developed a system. The minnows dig in the gravel and the goldfish waits for anything to float up. There's been some territorial disputes since it still doesn't under stand personal space, but I think things might be ironing out. Just keep up on plants to keep the goldfish from getting bored.
I was looking at before and after pictures of the goldfish... Goldfish do make drastic changes in tanks. Waiting for christmas to set in to get some plants. So glad I put the Japanese moss ball in with the betta or otherwise I'd really have to filet a fish.
a couple of months for the missing scales. they may be a different size,color, or slightly different shape. sometimes they come in clear.i think this is more common in white or light colored fish. btw. adorable pic. it reminds me of when i'm trying to avoid the creepy neighbor. seems like he is always outside waiting for me.
I would like to post and update on the goldfish. His name has been changed to Decade due to a joke only a certian fandom would get. At least I can now laugh at him when he screws things up. But him and Fourze (minnow) defently had me giggling this morning; see link below.
As for Decade he's become more stream lined. You can kinda see on his sides two little curves in his body that is where his scales are missing. HE went to swimming around in a bowl with no current to current and no round walls. Ceritanly a vast change in goldfish looks.