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Thanks mamaj.

And Tealight, I have never fed him veggies. In fact, I'm guilty of only feeding him once a day. But, he lives in an unheated 20G tub in the garage (usually 68*ish in the winter, 75*+ in the summer), so his metabolism is really slow. If I were to feed him more than once his tank would be polluted really fast w/ uneaten food.
Mine get fed goldie pellets every morning and veggies twice a week. I was just wondering if I'm not feeding them enough. There isn't a whole lot of waste. I've had Notta on a round of Prazi thinking parasites but it didn't change anything. Maybe I need to put them on another round.
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Goldieís donít poo as much as people think; it just builds up when they donít do a water change for two months. ;)

And as long as they look a healthy weight, are eating, and producing waste, Iíd assume youíre feeding them correctly.

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Goldieís donít poo as much as people think; it just builds up when they donít do a water change for two months. ;)

And as long as they look a healthy weight, are eating, and producing waste, Iíd assume youíre feeding them correctly.
I thought they produced a lot of waste. Thanks for the reassurance!

Speaking of the goldies, my mom came over around the holidays. She has the worst time keeping my fish straight. She got introduced to everyone including new goldie. She asked me a couple weeks ago how the fish were and said it was good I can keep the new fish with the goldfish, it reduces tanks. Uh mom there are two goldies in that tank. You can't keep bettas and goldies together.... What am I going to do with her?
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I remember my mom asking why I couldn't just keep /all/ my females together in the /shrimp/ tank. *sigh* "Well, they can already see each other through the divider, why not put them all together in that tank over there?"

Then she asked why I wasn't breeding the "bloodshrimp" for food instead of buying them. (She was thinking "bloodworms", lol). We proceded to have a very long talk (which she mostly ignored) about how "These guys aren't called Siamese Fighting Fish for no reason!"

Sometimes parents can be frustrating. I don't mind if they bug me about fish stuff; it's bugging me about the homework/chores that ticks me off.
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I remember my mom asking why I couldn't just keep /all/ my females together in the /shrimp/ tank. *sigh* "Well, they can already see each other through the divider, why not put them all together in that tank over there?"

Then she asked why I wasn't breeding the "bloodshrimp" for food instead of buying them. (She was thinking "bloodworms", lol). We proceded to have a very long talk (which she mostly ignored) about how "These guys aren't called Siamese Fighting Fish for no reason!"

Sometimes parents can be frustrating. I don't mind if they bug me about fish stuff; it's bugging me about the homework/chores that ticks me off.
Parents! For some reason my mom thinks she should nag me about how many fish I have every time I get a new one. Last time I checked I live alone and pay my own bills!
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I've been watching Triston closely. He spent a day sulking under his IAL where he also started a bubble nest. I was starting to get worried about him but last night he was more active and seemed fine. But he still won't eat. It's been maybe two or three days? I watched him spit a pellet out yesterday. I think he ate one this morning. Might have a case of picky eater on my hands!
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I definitely have a picky eater on my hands! Triston turns into a mini shark when he gets brine shrimp. He ate his pellets soaked in Vitachem fine too. Normally he will eat one pellet then refuse the others. Silly boy!

Everyone else is doing well. I managed to get through four tanks, including the goldie tank, in less than an hour. New goldie got in the cup and wouldn't get out. Notta avoids it like the plague. He might be traumatized from being cupped for blue baths a couple times when I first got him. Poor guy.

Ok off to feed everyone!
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As it turns out, Grayson is still alive. I'm going to have to put him down. I can't believe he's still alive. He must be suffering.
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In other news, I ended up with ants. Not sure how as I don't leave food out. I tried bleach but kept having the problem and had to report to maintenance. That was last week (of course my ant problem doesn't top the priority list). Meanwhile I read lemon juice and vinegar deter them. Since I started spraying lemon juice I've only seen a couple.

Now I'm sure you guys are wondering what this long story has to do with bettas. So they were supposed to spray Monday. Sunday I cleaned several tanks and moved the smaller ones into my bedroom. I always do when they spray for pests. Yesterday I call the office to see what's going on and she says he will be in Tuesday. Ok but I sprayed lemon juice and haven't seen any so I'd like him not to spray. The manager thinks I'm crazy, I'm sure. I just don't want unnecessary chemicals. Meanwhile Freya, Theo and Jethro are spending the third night in my bedroom as I don't trust them not to spray. Supposedly he will be in tomorrow.

Speaking of apartment issues, my lease is up at the end of March. I was wanting to move as I want a bigger apartment and am not happy with the management here. It's proving rather difficult. The rental market here is so tight. I'm kicking myself for not transferring to a two bedroom last year. Wish me luck friends.

Hope you all are well!
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Clorox wipes also get them but I love idea of chemical free lemon juice and vinegar. Will have to try that. I do not blame you moving fish. I would have same concerns. Good luck on apt issues. I have been looking recently with my son who is thinking of moving to nearby area. Costs are unbelievable. I hope you find something bigger with a fish friendly manager. Extra room allows for expansion haha 😉

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