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katie
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gravel size?
« on: April 16, 2013, 06:33:04 PM »
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Hello everyone! I just signed up today, and I already have a question. Would you personally prefer large river stones, or more fine sediment gravel, or bare-bottom? I was just curious, and is there one specific gravel that picks up more waste? I have a mix between gem marbles, river stones, and fine gravel all mixed together.. so wich one would you prefer, or what kind do you have?

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Re: gravel size?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013, 07:22:24 PM »
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I am wondering if there is a safe size that theycant swallow??? Huh
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Re: gravel size?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2013, 05:04:34 AM »
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Goldfish are fine, with most gravel as long as it is smooth. I haven't heard of a goldfish swallowing gravel, but if it's oddly shaped it can get stuck in their mouths and they will be un able to spit it back out, but generally they'll just pick gravel up and spit out while foraging for food.

I have rather large gravel, that my goldfish searches through, it's too big for her to pick up, so usually she just digs her head in Cheesy

As for gravel picking up waste? Not entirely sure what you mean, but goldfish are rather messy creatures so any poo or left over food will end up in the gravel regardless and need cleaning with a gravel cleaner.
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« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2013, 11:50:23 PM »
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Thank you for the answer! I was getting curious... I went to my aunts over easter, and we both love goldfish,  her and I were talking she reccomended to me, large smooth river stones so I just mixed all of my gravel together. Cheesy
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