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Nossie
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #60 on: October 28, 2010, 04:06:50 AM »

Andrea: It'd be easier for your fish to eat the cubes if you didn't powder it down, but just broke off small pieces in the size of the fishes' mouths. I always soak the pieces before feeding them. I use a little wooden stick and soak them in a small cup of tank water. I simply push the air out of the cubes with the stick, and pour them into the tank Smiley Otherwise there's pretty much of air in those cubes. You'll notice while squeezing them how much they're bubbling! Cheesy

April: I was actually not feeding them blood worms too often since they moved, but it could be right for future reference! Smiley

General Update #5786: Yesterday, Claymore wasn't floating around at all in the tank Smiley I was feeding him spinach and a little, little bit of gammarus and a few small pieces of tubifex for a total of 4 small feedings. I fed the fish in the main system with growth pellets in the morning, blood worms mid-day and for evening, I gave them some leftovers of the unfrozen spinach and some algae mix(=algae packed in gel) for a total of 3 smaller feedings Cheesy After everyone had eaten, I moved Claymore back to his friends, and they've all been swimming around together Smiley I turned off the light soon after moving him, but I was constantly peeking at them, and no floating still Smiley This morning I fed them all two small pinches of vegetable pellets and they're still doing great! Cheesy I'll be back with moar updates later c: Hopefully, Claymore will be alright from now on if I'll feed him the right things! Smiley
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #61 on: October 28, 2010, 04:14:52 AM »

How happy my nephew Claymore is fine along with all my other online nephews and nieces, lol Grin
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #62 on: October 28, 2010, 04:16:31 AM »

This Gammarus... so they are dried in the jar, not crawling around anymore? Are they sth like "water-fleas"?
Sorry for my silly-st*pid question, LOL Grin
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #63 on: October 28, 2010, 05:14:32 AM »

They're pretty dead, yes xD lol xD Freeze-dried along with some bigger shrimp pieces Smiley
On wikipedia, I believe it said that gammarus is simply a kind of small shrimp Smiley

Btw, Claymore is by the surface gulping air a lot when I'm not feeding them :C Could that be another reason why he's got some swim bladder problems? The air isn't coming back out through his gills like on the other fish, but is simply being swallowed >>
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #64 on: October 28, 2010, 08:16:47 AM »

I feed my fish Tetra Baby Shrimp Sun Dried Gammarus
* Complete shrimp, including the shell, are an excellent source of roughage to support digestion ( from the container label).

After I feed them this they're not constipated/bloated the next day. Smiley
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #65 on: October 28, 2010, 03:03:43 PM »

I can imagine this may be a reason. But why does he do it anyway? Did he do it in the orb too?
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #66 on: October 28, 2010, 03:21:29 PM »

I watched my fish for a long time and I have never seen air being expelled through the gills...weird.. Undecided
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #67 on: October 28, 2010, 06:35:24 PM »

Glad to hear Claymore got to hang out with his homies again. Maybe the sucking of air is just a bad habit? I know one day Tailer was taking a swimming run at the surface to pop his head right out of the water and at first this concerned me but later came to believe he was just having fun so I don't know, it's all so confusing sometimes  Shocked

When Tailer was being fed only flakes by my Niece, he would take in a lot of air at the surface trying to munch the food. Once the swim bladder had been so wonky afterwards that it was then that I went online to learn about the pea feedings. Then I began soaking the pellets I bought and they'd be easier to eat and didn't float on the surface where he'd have to be sucking air again. Since then I threw out the flakes, and are now mainly feeding the Nutrifin Max pellets, a few blood worms and frozen peas everyday.
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #68 on: October 28, 2010, 06:54:47 PM »

I think I'll have a look for those freeze dried gammarus.

Nossie here's a pic of those algae tablets ( you know the fish v i a g r a , lol ) couldn't find the post, to much to go through Wink They are thsse in the big plastic container, the green ones.
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #69 on: October 29, 2010, 03:12:22 AM »

pappy-fish: That's why I bought mine Wink Besides, the fish go pretty nuts about them! Smiley

Hanna: He never did! Not in the orb, and not in the small tank! Huh I really don't know why he'd start here >> I did notice that he stops when the light is off, as in, "no chance to get food" Tongue
I did know which algae tablets you were talking about Smiley What brand were they again?

Minde:  On most of my fish, the air comes out through the gills after a little while of being by the surface (when they notice that there's no food I guess) But with Claymore.... when I am changing the water, it's not unusual that he's constantly swimming around the surface breathing air while I'm emptying the tank!! And that takes quite a while with this big one and four buckets... |:

April: I was thinking that he does it simply to get high or something xD I can't see why it's necessary since the tank is well aerated with good filtration and surface agitation Huh Not to mention that the other fish aren't doing it!

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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #70 on: October 29, 2010, 03:24:16 AM »

Actually now that I think about Sunshine use to do this gulping of air thing in her old tank, I thought it was lack of oxygen but she only did it after I feed her in the corners where the food use to go!! It was so loud, it made this clicking noise and it was all because she was looking or wanting more food.

I sometimes see Sunshine burp little bubbles after eating food from the surface. But I guess it's a different story comparing a comet and a Oranda.

It could be a food thing just suggesting Smiley
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #71 on: October 29, 2010, 05:27:41 AM »

Oho uups Nossie, you caught me, lol, haven't got a glue which brand they are as I bought them from the pet shop, they fill those containers from bulks.
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #72 on: October 30, 2010, 02:26:43 AM »

Andrea: Might be! Maybe he's not getting full from the amount of food I give them c: But I'd rather not risk overfeeding! D:

Hanna: Then it might be harder for me to get them Wink But, I guess it's alright, I've got some algae wafers that I feed them from time to time, I guess they're the same! Basically Smiley I break them in smaller pieces sometimes, but they're really hard D:
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #73 on: October 30, 2010, 04:32:56 AM »

Nossie I think yes, those wafers should be much the same: algae, Spirulina, etc. They recommended those to me when I was asking about those Omega Super Veggie thingies you introduced to us about 3-4 months ago and I couldn't find them anywhere.
Only a few weeks later I found the Super Veggie Algae Flakes. Smiley
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #74 on: October 30, 2010, 04:46:30 AM »

Well to fix the problem with Sunshine, I mainly had to move her but what helped was only ever feeding her foods that sink. You probably do that anyway though.
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #75 on: October 31, 2010, 06:23:29 AM »

Hanna: I see! I could always send a few sheets to you some day! Bet it wouldn't be that bad sending them in an envelope or something since they barely weigh anything Smiley

Andrea: I feed them both floating and sinking food, but I usually try to make it (at least with freeze-dried foods) so that they'll stay a little bit under the surface Cheesy
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #76 on: October 31, 2010, 06:33:02 AM »

THANK YOU NOSSIE FOR THE OFFER.

... but I am afraid custom here is very strict in importing food, plantmatter, etc, they won't let it through  Sad
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #77 on: October 31, 2010, 01:22:08 PM »

Hanna, that's a bummer to hear!! Sad  That means no plants for me! Undecided
Also Hanna, I found those seaweed sheets by the "marine" fish suppiles.
I wonder if Your pet places have a special section for Marine fish.  You could ask or look there. Smiley
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #78 on: October 31, 2010, 03:42:42 PM »

Hanna: O' really? Sad Naww, that's too bad then Undecided
But you should be able to find them online, I think! Smiley So if you'll be bored some day you could always google it or something Wink
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #79 on: November 05, 2010, 02:50:12 PM »

Nossie, how is your sweet Claymore doing?
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #80 on: November 05, 2010, 06:17:00 PM »

Speaking about seaweeds, I have this brand by Sally's it says: Seaweed Salad A Natural Treat For All Fresh And Salt Omnivores Green Marine Algae. Does it have to be a different kind?
My goldfish didn't like this.  Angry
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #81 on: November 05, 2010, 06:55:51 PM »

Maybe mix it with some other flakes. Normally goldfish gulp everything edible Cheesy
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #82 on: November 05, 2010, 07:00:01 PM »

Good idea.. Wink
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #83 on: November 05, 2010, 10:43:03 PM »

Hey Hanna have you tried this?
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I bought it from my LFS but you can also get it online. Not sure if it is available outside of Australia though, but I'm sure you guys already have something similar XD
My goldfish absolutely love it! You can get it in the flakes like above, or you can buy it in sheets.
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #84 on: November 05, 2010, 11:51:30 PM »

Thanks Abbie,
I'll have a look at Pet Stock first, if they haven't got it, I still can order it online. Good Info, KARMA is ringing, lol
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #85 on: November 06, 2010, 12:29:47 AM »

Hahaha Wink
Good luck finding it.
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #86 on: November 06, 2010, 12:33:26 AM »

Oh, OK, I see... so only order possible, LOL Grin

BTW have you seen the submersible moonlight with bubble bar included?
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #87 on: November 06, 2010, 12:57:38 AM »

Haha yeah it is hard to find. I bought the last one in stock at my local aquarium shop. It lasts for ages though.
I have seen that bubble bar online, it looks pretty cool Smiley
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Pretty expensive though lol but some people have done some pretty stunning setups with them. Like this (the end of the video looks the best):
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #88 on: November 06, 2010, 02:11:30 AM »

yeah, they are cool, seen one in our store, the fish cave
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Re: Claymore.
« Reply #89 on: November 06, 2010, 06:12:59 AM »

April: He seems to be upside-down when I'm not talking to the fish |: He sometimes swims around nibbling stuff though, but... other than that, not much of improvement |: But, I think I'll try to move him back to the orb sometime soon when I have a heater, and try out a new kind of treatment! Smiley If all else fails, maybe he could live there for a while to grow? I don't know D: But the deeper the water, the more pressure on the swim bladder.

Abbie: My seaweed is made by Omega One. Could be reason to try that Smiley I've got both red and green seaweed, and they seem to love both Wink
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