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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20hey everybody how's it going it's been along daythanks for I'm gonna showed up in thechat we had 200 people waiting for thestart bell to hit I am we're here yeahI'm talking about fish food today sothis is a topic that highly debatableWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40blah blah blah like I don't care whatthe internet says you guys are here formy opinion and what I believe and that'swhere we're gonna we're gonna start somy opinion I'm gonna quantify by I'vebeen selling fish food for over 10 yearsnow it's not just like feeding it toWatch at: 00:40 / 01:00fish but actually selling it and so whatI mean by that is when you have to sellsomething I should have to read apackage if to know a bit about it youhave to be able to talk about it youhave to be able to do all these thingsright and you get a lot of reps comingthrough the stores a year after a yearafter a year after year saying they'vegot the best we've now made a betterWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20food it's now even better we've now gotprobiotics we know these things rightand soit gets old real quick right and thenyou've got brands have been aroundforever and they're innovatingeveryone's innovating everyone's makinga new thing and what we I feel like isWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40you know like in human food we've prettymuch had human food on lockdown for thelast all of my life right so I'm 36 forthe last 36 years food nutrition for themost part you know been relatively thesame weather you know it's the fad ofWatch at: 01:40 / 02:00the week or the year the decade of likebroccoli cures cancer turns out broccolicauses cancer turns out broccoli doesthis whatever right but for the mostpart we know eat relatively healthierthings eat a variety of things you knowdon't limit yourself to only eating onething and your body will be better forWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20it and we pretty much know that aboutfish as well fish in the wild they don'teat one specific thing they'reopportunistic eaters for the most parteven the ones with highly specializeddiet like a trophy is sick laid out ofLake Tanganyika even though it's mostlyWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40algae there's lots of crustaceans andthings that live in that algae and beingopportunistic they'll eat their own frythe other fry that kind of stuff sothey're still getting protein eventhough they're an herbivore is what weclassify them as so yeah that's that'swhy wanting out of the way there is thatWatch at: 02:40 / 03:00this is all opinion based so where do Iwant to start with you know usually Istart with ingredients and that kind ofstuff I'm gonna start with what do Ithink is a good food so when a rep comesinto the store so usually rep rides infrom out of town on their horse you knowand they've got a satchel full of foodsWatch at: 03:00 / 03:20that they're trying to pitch to a storeto bring in because it's the latest andgreatest and here's why the first thingI always want to see is feeding fishthat have never seen it before you knowso I might try and feed some discus Imight try and feed some Guppies I mighttry and feed some tetras and just kindWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40of sprinkle around the store and seedo the fish eat it right that's like thefirst test because in my opinion if afish won't eat it it doesn't mean itdoesn't matter what it's made out ofright so if you give me the best foodabsolutely possible on the planet but Inever eat it it's actually not good forWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00me right I still die so the my firsttest and people will always battle methat on the Internet is will the fisheat it that and how palatable is itthat's my number one ask is do the fishlike it will they eat it will they adaptto it all of that right new memberWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20welcome so that's number one number twofor me is what does it do once it's inthe waterand there's a few things fish food doesdoes it float does it sink does it sinkslowly does it sink quickly does it makea mess right is a slough off a bunch ofstuff does it die the water does itWatch at: 04:20 / 04:40balloon up really big does it are thefish eating it but then spitting it backout and turning into a billion pieceslike what is going on or with like an aunip tab you stick to the front and itslowly dissolves like what is the modeof delivery how dirty is it gonna makemy tank is it releasing a bunch of stuffWatch at: 04:40 / 05:00and I run into a lot of differences infoods because different manufacturers ordifferent fish food companies areinterested in different things some wantit to be your tank will run the cleanestsome will be we want your fish to lookthe brightest and most colorful somewill be we want to be the most palatableWatch at: 05:00 / 05:20some want to be a cheaper fish food somewant to be a more expensive fish foodthere's all these little vying factorsfor what this manufacturers going to doright and so you know a good example formany many years in the hobby and evenstill new life spectrum was considered agreat food and it you know nutritionWatch at: 05:20 / 05:40wise is perfectly fine like most fishfoods are but what I personally didn'tlike about it was I felt there was alittle bit extra dust when you feed itlike if they could refine that processand not have as many fines come offwhile feedingand then when it came out of the fish soWatch at: 05:40 / 06:00when the fish pooped it out that wasanother non desirable effect for mebasically I would always come out aslike dust it'd be very messy so itdidn't hold together after a fish iteaten it nowI'm sure there's scientists and stufflike that would say like oh that'sbecause their body utilized more thanWatch at: 06:00 / 06:20normal fish food or whatever you want tosay that being said that leads to muchmuch cloudier water and as a hobbyist Idon't want that especially if I can takefood a and food B and if they'rerelatively similar nutrition wise andone is making my water more cloudy andone isn't it kind of becomes ano-brainer for me so that's what IWatch at: 06:20 / 06:40didn't like about let's say new lifespectrum food now I really did liketheir Sarah a pellet with the extragarlic it really made fish go for it Idon't think it necessarily was great forwarding awake or anything like that butI'm not sure it hurt either but it didhave a real strong smell and yeah I canget behind that but price points crazyWatch at: 06:40 / 07:00then you enter in like north fin fishfoods there I would say north fin fishfoods right now is the most hyped fishfood and what I won't say the best fishfood because it is a great food all thefoods and pretty much can talk abouttoday are good foods but I don't believethere's any one best one but it's gotWatch at: 07:00 / 07:20the internet hype behind it cichlidpeople love it the internet in generalloves it and usually what happens if youtake a product and this is what aquariumco-op does you take a product where thefish likes it the human likes it and thepricing comes in right you get a buzzabout a product and that's what northWatch at: 07:20 / 07:40fins got going on they've got a fishfood that is ediblethey've got relatively good ingredientsthey've got good marketing behind itbecause the Internet is behind them atthe moment kind of propelling them butwhat I don't like for me personally withnorth north fin fish food is the sinkingaspect I'm not a huge fast sinkingWatch at: 07:40 / 08:00pellet guy I I really like floating foodor slow slow sinking foods I guessand so that's naturally what I likebecause of the community fish and stuffI do and even with my african cichlidtanks feeding north fin fish food itWatch at: 08:00 / 08:20kind of falls into the gravel where andthis is I don't want to mention the foodname because people can be like here hegoespitching this food again but given achoice I would rather feed vibra bitesto my pseudo trophy psilocybe they floatfor a little bit then they sink slowlyalmost none make it to the ground andWatch at: 08:20 / 08:40there they like to eat them now here'show I can tell you that I honestly liketo have IRA bites in my arsenal Hikariin general has been around forever in aday for a fish food manufacturer and Ihave like the worst margin like theydon't there's not it's not superWatch at: 08:40 / 09:00profitable be selling Hikari fish foodsbecause pets Mart Walmart all theseplaces sell them and there's like nowiggle room and so I carry it off of thefact that I've used them for you knowprobably close to 15 years now notobviously Viper bites gots a new thingbut their foods in general and there'sWatch at: 09:00 / 09:20only ever been one food I think fromAkari that I was seriously disappointedin everything else has been good whereaslike wow that performs exactly like Ilike it and the one food I wasdisappointed with was a seaweed extremeI think they called it and it was meantfor saltwater but what I didn't like isit really fell apart in the water quiteWatch at: 09:20 / 09:40quick so in that that's one that I Iwouldn't even carry in my store like Iwas like jeez like that's not that's nota good thing but you know for the mostpart if you were to look at thethumbnail picture of this you would seethat there was Sarah Foods there's northfin foods there's Akari foods or SamWatch at: 09:40 / 10:00Cisco Bay there's rip Aschethere's flooville foods I'm sure there'smore as well but like why is a store soI guess that's typically I'm very pickyright when you go in you shop our onlinestore you see very few selectionsWatch at: 10:00 / 10:20normally I pickedone best and I only sell that you knowselect with lights we have two typesright with scissors we have one typewith fertilizer we have one type withyou know I try to select the best andwith foods you get into that categoryand you go wait a secondthere's like a hundred different foodsand that's because variety I do believeWatch at: 10:20 / 10:40is best and the biggest thing I thinkthat people don't account for isspecific foods are meant for specificfish and most often we don't pair themcorrectly that I think is the biggestproblem we have going todayso after we look at will the fish eat itWatch at: 10:40 / 11:00after we look at what does it do in thewater the next thing I personally lookat is what delivery method is this is ita flake food is it a nano pellet is it a1 millimetre pellet is it a 2 millimeterpellet does it float does it sink is itWatch at: 11:00 / 11:20soft is it hard all these things matterinto how a fish will eat it so onaverage people would treat a fish youknow of course when I go to point in mytankers like we're not a single fishshowing because they're behind my headand right here in the corner look atthat kid over there but fish that areWatch at: 11:20 / 11:40this bigmost people would feed him a two threefour millimeter pellet and I personallyfeed like a one millimeter pellet what Ithink people forget is that even thoughas a human right I'm 510 and I've got amouth that's big right I got a big mouthWatch at: 11:40 / 12:00that doesn't mean I want to eat giantthings it means I want bite size is whatI want and the fish want the same thingand so if we have a hard pellet andwe're trying that feels like ajawbreaker right we're trying to gnaw onit to break it up that's when you seefish kind of spinning it on their lipsspitting it back out they're trying toWatch at: 12:00 / 12:20go how do I break a piece off that's thenumber one sign that the food you've fedis too large for their mouth structure alot of libraries you know their mouthcut opens up wide but it's very long andso smaller foods typically work betterand that's for almost any type of animalWatch at: 12:20 / 12:40really like whether it's a dog catfishhuman you know we might be taking a bigol bite out of something but we need tomake sure we can take it in bite sizenow given a choice we'd probably allrather have the same exact flavor andtaste and everything but in bite-sizedpieces and that's what you know we do asWatch at: 12:40 / 13:00humans right we go popcorn chickenpopcorn shrimp like you would break itdown into smaller pieces and we have theability to do that with our fish food onaverage though we get lazy and what Imean by that is ah this will work Ibought it not quite the right size soI'm just gonna feed it right but whenWatch at: 13:00 / 13:20you go back to re-up get a better sizeor break that size down I believe thatyou know very few fish or very fewpeople would ever need and the key wordhere is needed right very few peoplewould ever need a pellet bigger than 2Watch at: 13:20 / 13:40millimeters that's why I kind of limitwhat we offer to more than 2 you know wedon't offer much more than a twomillimeter pellet and that's by designmost big fish can still like I've gotcoiler this big right they eat a two tothree well ate a three millimeter pelletWatch at: 13:40 / 14:00but I could just as easily and I havefed them to mainly millimeter pelletsthey eat it all the same right sowhether I eat one piece of popcornthat's this big or I eat a handful ofpopcorn it all goes in pretty much thesame way except I can choose to eatsmaller pieces and in an aquarium whereWatch at: 14:00 / 14:20we typically have mixed size mouthsright if we have some small fish we havesome larger fish the smaller food thesmaller dam or food kind of always winsout because oh now they can eat it thebigger fish can eat three or four at atimeit works out right so the sizing is veryimportant to meand whether it's crunchy whether it'sWatch at: 14:20 / 14:40hardwhether it's soft whether it gets softquickly whether it's already hydratedall these things matternow I find that like bettas they want toswallow stuff they don't really want tochoose stuff so very small pelletsfrozen foods work well they don't reallyWatch at: 14:40 / 15:00like flake food if for the most part fora guy that feeds a lot of bettas theyit's not that you'll never find one thatwould eat it it's it on average theydon't want to take bites out of theflake there grab it swallow it type offish and so that's a very different partWatch at: 15:00 / 15:20different type of fish then say thesegoldfish these goldfish they're notreally designed in nature not that notthat a normal bowl of fancy goldfish isdesigned in nature but inherentlythey're meant to be like scavengers willeat the tiniest little particles they'llWatch at: 15:20 / 15:40eat their own poop they just keep eatingand eating and eating and eating verysmall things and that's really they gettheir digestion from just keep eatinglike a cow eat all day long rightwe're like a carnivore or a predatorfish they go and they get their one bigmeal and they try to let that sit andfeed them for a long period of timeWatch at: 15:40 / 16:00that's a different method of feeding butin general we'll keep these micropredators you know some of our fish andour community tanks are still predatorswill keep our passive fish will keep ourbet I will keep all these things which Ibet it would be like a micro predator bythe way we'll keep all these things inthe same aquarium and typically feedWatch at: 16:00 / 16:19them the same two or three foods andthat's where I think we run into aproblemso my advice I guess is that we analyzeMouse structure so that we watch thefish eat and we see how they're takingit to you downsize the food now ifWatch at: 16:19 / 16:40you're feeding just powdered food togoldfish like that like that doesn'tmake sense either right like that but ingeneral a small pellet will make a lotmore sense than a giant pelletespecially like some of it like thatgoldfish is huge that one not so huge itWatch at: 16:40 / 17:00doesn't make sense to ownfeed big pelts these two and then makethat guy try to break it down thereality is we should be doing theopposite feed the small guy oh how do Ido this I don't know I can't I can't dothe the backwards camera thing but feedthe small guy the big fish can alwaysWatch at: 17:00 / 17:20eat smaller food but smaller fish can'talways eat bigger food and becomes veryapparent when you're raising a baby fishmaybe you got Guppies platies swordtailswhatever it's gonna be in there samething so like in my ponds outside Ipretty much only feed like our fry foodnow maybe once a week I'll put in frozenWatch at: 17:20 / 17:40bloodworms or something like that orfrozen brine shrimp to like just beef upthe parents but I'm feeding the frybecause if I feed the fry they'll growand the parents can usually that soexpanding more on fish foods frozenWatch at: 17:40 / 18:00foods I believe are the best foodpossible for the average marketnow that's me being a 100% truthfulthere because while I sell frozen foodsI only sell them in the retail store soyou watching this right now most of youcan't even buy frozen foods from me andyou would go to your local retail storethat's finefrozen foods they've got some benefitsWatch at: 18:00 / 18:20to them in general they're like a wholething so it's a whole bloodworm a wholebrine shrimp a whole my brain can't workwith Daphnia Cyclops I still can't thinkof the one I want it's the white shrimpweich mices there we go like a whole -shrimp all that what I like about it isWatch at: 18:20 / 18:40there's not any fillers not extraingredients the kind of suit is what itis - in the cubes that help people feedand learn in moderation 3 it stays inthe freezer so the food itself staysvery fresh you take that out you put acube in your tank you put it back in thefreezer we're not opening a bag taking aWatch at: 18:40 / 19:00little bit out feeding closing the bagand setting it back down reallybasically submitting it submitting itsubjecting it to oxygen over and overand over again rightso that inherently is gonna be yes okayto make you make a good point here soWatch at: 19:00 / 19:20first hit that like button if you wantto hear this analogy right or if you'reat least if you're what are we if you're20 minutes into this you might beenjoying it hit that like button if youwant to subscribe go ahead and subscribeyou're more crazy rantings but here Ihave some smoked sockeye salmon jerkyWatch at: 19:20 / 19:40right now if I only ever open this bag Ican do my job right I open this bag andI take a tiny little piece and I eat itand I close it up like that I've leftair in there rightthat is gonna dry this out and make itWatch at: 19:40 / 20:00go bad faster and if I do that every dayby the time you start getting downtowards the end it's gonna be radicallydifferent than when you start it with itbeing frozen if this was all frozen upright and I take a piece out and thisstays in the freezer we don't have thatWatch at: 20:00 / 20:20going on because it all be inventedindividually compartmentalised rightthat's a good thing that's one of thebest benefits of frozen foods now anyoneyou'll probably a chest probably goingwild probably lots things going on rightbut live foods usually are better thanfrozen foods but I don't believe thatWatch at: 20:20 / 20:40most people will do justice to livefoods so what I mean by that is if youhave two or three aquariums it's hard tomake enough live food it's hard to makea variety of live food and you can'trely solely on it right so you can'tfeel like I'm the live food master andthen it got too hot and half my culturesWatch at: 20:40 / 21:00died or any variations like that now youshould totally go and set up a HomeDepot bucket in your backyard with sometap water in it let mosquitoes lay eggsin there and then you know that netamount and feed your fish you should bedoing that because that's one fun andtoosatisfying to feed and three it is aWatch at: 21:00 / 21:20live food like thoseall good things but it's really hard tosustain your hobby on that so this iswhy we're talking about frozen and dryfoods so I do believe that frozen arethe best foods possible for the averagehobbyist assuming you can afford it andWatch at: 21:20 / 21:40that's the other thing I think about isthat it can get very expensive I feellike a lot of people don't feed theirfish enoughso there's definitely like in at thebeginning of the Hobby we're so afraidWatch at: 21:40 / 22:00of over feeding fish that we dial themback we dial it back we dial it backright and everyone's saying don't feedvery muchyou know overfed leads to dead rightthere's all these little slogans thatare in the hobby for this type of stuffokay but then we get to a point whereWatch at: 22:00 / 22:20maybe we're breeding some fish we've gota few fish tanks and everything's goingokay but the reality is instead offeeding once a day at a decent amount weshould be feeding three or four times aday and it's not that we need to feedfour times a day with twenty pellets butmaybe we should be feeding five or sixWatch at: 22:20 / 22:40pellets four times a day right spread itout and allow it's easier on filtrationit's gonna be easier on the stomach's ofthe fish it's gonna be easier or betternutrient uptake for that fish it also isgonna make it so we interact with ouraquarium maybe four times a day andWatch at: 22:40 / 23:00it'll allow us to see who's eating who'snot because when you just throw in andlike say 20 pellets and you kind of likewalk away if everyone takes one pelletyou assume everyone ate well what if youknow fatty McGee right thereeight 16 of the pellets and everyoneelse got one right so you gotta kind ofWatch at: 23:00 / 23:20keep a better eye on it when you'regoing okay you're six okay everyone gotone cool and then 4hours there's sixmore everyone got oneyou know you'll be more in tune withwhat your fish tank is actuallyconsuming and it gives you the chance tovary it upa few times each one of those feedingscould be a different feeding like inWatch at: 23:20 / 23:40Dean's fish room as an example it's liveBrian shrimp in the morning and at nightand during the day it's different typesof foods if he's got time so he'll feedanywhere from two to four times a daydepending if he's got to go to work orit's a day off that type of thing andthat's kind of how I do it as well I'vegot so I am I would say I'm abnormal butWatch at: 23:40 / 24:00in general people collect fish foodsbecause we're always searching forwhat's the next best food and thereality is once we learn that all fishfoods for the most part are relativelyequal then we can kind of stop with thecollector itis and we can focus on howWatch at: 24:00 / 24:20does it feed is it a different size am Igetting a tangible benefit not a sloganon a can or a better feeling orsomething like that but do I see adifference and that's the big thing thata lot of these fish foods just don't dothey they make a lot of claims but is itactually different and better or is itWatch at: 24:20 / 24:40just say it is you know and so that'swhat I try and focus on and the realityis there's only so many ways you canfeed fish there's only so manyingredients and after that you know solet's say you've got flake food pelletscrumbles frozen freeze-dried and like aWatch at: 24:40 / 25:00repast powder type food trying to thinkif there's any other like an au nip tabyeah that's you basically got aboutseven modes so there's only sevenvariations there and then you get downto like okay we could vary the proteinsource so we've got fish meal maybe weWatch at: 25:00 / 25:20have pea meal maybe we have krill mealmaybe we havesoldier fly larvae maybe we havesaltwater fish instead of freshwaterfish maybe we have black worms maybe wehave blood worms like you can get maybeWatch at: 25:20 / 25:40ten different protein sources so you getabout 70 different combinations orwhatever let's weigh more than 70actually but you get all thesecombinationsbut then like is there actually a hugedifference between krill flake and peepowder flake or black soldier fly larvaeWatch at: 25:40 / 26:00flake and there I don't think there is ahuge difference I think krill is gonnaenhance some red but I'm not convincedthat a well-balanced soldier fly flakeis gonna be like horrible compared to akrill flake in a redfish right so Ithink if I was doing my job correctlyWatch at: 26:00 / 26:20and I was feeding a fish let's say aguppy it would be it's getting someflake food it's getting some nanopellets it's getting somewhere posh it'sgetting some frozen Cyclops it's gettingsome live baby brine shrimp it's gettingsomething with algae in it just - I mayWatch at: 26:20 / 26:40bring out some more color it's like allof this in the span of a week and someof that is naturally gonna happen youraquarium anyway like we have some algaegrowing you're gonna have that outcheaper than the greys on if you havealgae you probably have a littlecrustacean swim to graze on right and soyou get this big picture going and Ijust don't I've I've yet to ever see aWatch at: 26:40 / 27:00monumental difference when someone goesmy fish look way better now that I feedthis food I just I I don't see it likeeven on I call BS on the Hikari well letme grab it let me see if I can find itreal quick I think I have it over hereWatch at: 27:00 / 27:20I'm sureyouyouyouWatch at: 27:20 / 27:40all right back so I call BS on the dayone and the day 30 on this packagethere's they're showing a red phantomtetra here that you know basically lookslike doesn't have much color and thenWatch at: 27:40 / 28:00has color right any breeder knows ifyou're raising a fish you can I coulddefinitely point out which 30 days aregonna bring the color right like withgoldfish with Guppies all this stuff soyou could just take the right fish andthen like feed anything and then be likeWatch at: 28:00 / 28:20wow look that food made it better that'swhat I don't agree with his and youcould take a fish that was horriblynutritionally neglected and then feed itreally good food and then maybe youcould make that comparison also but Idon't believe that like I don't thinkWatch at: 28:20 / 28:40you could take this fish let's say thisfish was three years old all of a suddenwhich it wouldn't have been for thispicture but let's say it was three yearsold and it was eating Hikari like micromicro pellets and now you feed it vibrabug bites all of a sudden you wouldn'tWatch at: 28:40 / 29:00see this color shift right so yeah I Ihonestly don't believe that there's hugedifferences now everyone will debatethere are differences and I'm not sayingthere's not but whether I think thedifference is like if I'm gonna eat asalad tonight instead of four SnickersWatch at: 29:00 / 29:20candy barsI don't think so much the type oflettuce I choose which iceberg is gonnabe way worse and spinach and that kindof stuff right but I think awell-balanced salad with right proteinsright veggies and all that kind of stuffversus just eating for Snickers noWatch at: 29:20 / 29:40matter how I really make that salad nowI know there's someone going there yeahbut people put way too much dressing andall this it's gonna be unhealthy like Iget it but for the most part that's justa better decision I think that's howfood goes in an aquarium better educateddecisions so likeI my favorite thing about this food isWatch at: 29:40 / 30:00the delivery method the slow sinking nowpeople say like my Guppies don't eat itwell that's because this is way too bigof food for Guppies you either a got tocrush this up or be you have to let itsit on the bottom when it gets reallysoftthen they'll eat it right so that'sanother thing it's like are we comparingWatch at: 30:00 / 30:20apples to apples or apples to orangesand that's what I you know so like thison this package that's in front of methis is okay so by the way it's one ofthe few foods that I was ever semiWatch at: 30:20 / 30:40interested in before like I went toAkari instead of Akari coming to mebecause I was like hmm the actual wormlike shape there might be something tothat because fish do really love bloodworms that's a true thing like that Iwas like okay I could see how maybe thatWatch at: 30:40 / 31:00would be crazy good now when Ioriginally fed it I was just like yeahthat's alright yeah I mean we'll sellsome I guess right and it was fine likediscus did take it right away which iscool because I was like yeah blood onesthat makes sense okay but for the mostpart was just a food and you know it'sgot fish meal krill meal and then it'sWatch at: 31:00 / 31:20got wheat flour and flaked corn andcuttlefish meal and all of his otherstuff in there and I'm just like yeahit's a fish food whatever right but itwas when the finicky fish would wouldtake it like Bush fish dat noidsboth those which are typically finickyfeeders in my own fish room ate itWatch at: 31:20 / 31:40we had puffers eating it and all thatkind of stuff and it's not that everysingle fish everytime would take it butcompare that with a random other pelletand it's zero percent zero times everright so that's a big difference yeah sothat's that's it excited me because Ifelt like possibly the shape of the foodWatch at: 31:40 / 32:00here added maybe an eight element rightlike okay it's not flake it's not an oldpellets not this like the stick formalways existed but sticks in generalwe're always things that just sunk likea rock and we're too big like they wereI think they were extruded out of thingsthat make pasta not so much extruded forWatch at: 32:00 / 32:20fish food right this is a much thinnerso I and Weavin so the breeders and I weeven noticed differences in the bugbitesso naturally we we think in our ownbrains at least we in a bigger packageWatch at: 32:20 / 32:39the the bites I guess the bites are morehole in the smaller package we feel likemaybe they get crunched up a little bitmore but let me see if I can get one ofthese on camera hereI don't know if it'll will it go thatWatch at: 32:39 / 33:00small maybe but they're very smallthey're smaller than actual bloodwormsand I like that I like that they'resmaller than bloodworms you know butstill these are still too big forGuppies and stuff to eat right away liketheir mouth is just not ready to takesomething that big and that's why I'mWatch at: 33:00 / 33:20not a huge fan of straight-up just bloodruns for Guppies only the biggestGuppies can really take those bloodworms so I'm gonna feed these littlewater cows behind me real quick so yesWatch at: 33:20 / 33:39I'm going to dive into some questionsand we're not done talking about fishfood but I also think that some of thepeople that have been asking couldprobably steer me in a direction sothank you for all the new members areWatch at: 33:39 / 34:00joining up if you're considering being amember you get some perks you get likesome emojis you get a channel a cone youget some members only content which waskind of the day in the life from Sundayand then I'm trying to even get anythingelse really you don't really getWatch at: 34:00 / 34:20anything else you just get to kind ofget a little bit more insider access butI am trying to prove a point to YouTubeand so I have another meeting with themon Friday so if you're on the fence tipit tip it towards signing up rightbefore Friday even if you get rid of itafter Friday that's fine too but so yeahall right let me Oh my Viper bites areWatch at: 34:20 / 34:40blocking my screensee how many Cardinals can I put in aplan at 75 gallon tank ask Cody and oursso I haven't done with Cardinals writeit with neonsI did 700 so usually your wallet willgive out before you'll buy 700 CardinalsWatch at: 34:40 / 35:00big Texas tank USP air pumps got methrough a three-day power outage withminimal loss love the product keep upthe good workhope you can make it back to Michigansoon so to spin that into fish food bythe way if you ever have a power outageWatch at: 35:00 / 35:20or do a huge tank maintenance or somedisrupting event like when I caught allthe fish out and I moved them and I'lland stuff don't feed and so talkingabout food fish in general let me thinkhere I think every fish can go basicallyWatch at: 35:20 / 35:40at least 30 days without eating I'mtrying to think if I can think of onethat really can't do that besidesabsolute tiny baby fry like baby babythree-day all fry can't do that butlet's let's talk about anything that'sprobably 60 days old or more now this isan optimal but I'm just saying ifWatch at: 35:40 / 36:00usually you're in a you're in asituation where things aren't optimallike why wouldn't you be feeding maybeyou have ammonia maybe you're moving youknow like there's already something notoptimal so this is like the path ofleast resistance or the best choice tomake but not feeding it's it's almostimportant as feeding alright so if weWatch at: 36:00 / 36:20don't feed typically bodies get a littleweaker right fish start losing weighttheir immune systems won't be as robustbut if we do feed too much we throw allthat out the window and now we're likeyeah you had a crazy good immune systemand you were really fat while I killedyou with ammonia burn right so it's it'sWatch at: 36:20 / 36:40easier just to cut food off and weathera storm especially like he did there andI would highly recommend cutting foodoff for you know if you're on a vacationfor a week unless you have superaggressive predators you don't even haveto feed now if you drop and fry in thereWatch at: 36:40 / 37:00thoseI are gonna be eating that kind of stuffbut you know when I'm gone for a week Ihave someone stop and feed basicallytwice a week and mostly it's not so muchdo I want them to feed which I do butit's mostly do you see any illness doyou see anything going wrong in the fishroom just check-in give me peace of mindWatch at: 37:00 / 37:20and then when I get back will do justfine because I've fed them really wellbefore I go I'll feed them really wellwhen I get back and so think of it likeyou know if you put them through theChristmas season with lots of extracookies and they put on all this winterfat and then you know you're gonna begone for a couple times a week for thenext two or three months at the end ofWatch at: 37:20 / 37:40that if they were getting you knowfasting a little bit through the weekthere a couple of times they're justgetting back to their trim weight so Idon't fear not feeding fish outside ofextremes and I think a lot of people doa lot of people go my fish doesn't lookgood I bet I should I should feed itmore I should get her new food I shouldWatch at: 37:40 / 38:00and in general that's I think theopposite advice we want to give out youknow when I don't feel well I don't wantto eat it all right you know when you'rereally sick if you got the flu andyou're puking and someone has to forceyou to eat some rice some bananas sometoast like you don't want to eat sousually it's better to hold that backWatch at: 38:00 / 38:20alright ginger with a ten-dollar superchat thank you for the super chats bythe way I appreciate everyone derpygoldfish your gold goldfish tank fromway back is why I keep derpy goldfishit's a bonus that yours troll you gladWatch at: 38:20 / 38:40to see them back yes you know witheveryone watching thousands of peoplewatching these goldfish in everythingvariable if someone's always concernedthat thing's doing a thing where as theowner mine goes like yeah that thatthing does that thing that's what thatthing does you know hey your dogs doinga funny thing like yeah he does thatWatch at: 38:40 / 39:00same thing goldfish hey your goldfish isdoing a thing like yeah I know he doesthat he or she does that so but I enjoythem I'll tell youso I don't know a hundred percent if I'mgoing to disclose the vendor becausethey haven't done anything wrong to meto me I guess they've done businessWatch at: 39:00 / 39:20worse than I would do it but I orderedsome goldfish I word I think my total Iheard three goldfish I think wasshipping was about five hundred andfifty dollars some goldfish that I likedfor here and there was a problem withFedEx and they had like called theshipper and the shipper didn't answerWatch at: 39:20 / 39:40the phone and apparently one of my fishdiednow they refunded all the money and theyreshift it right but I feel like thewhole transaction was exactly why westopped doing goldfish it was verycallous it was kind of like hey whenyour fish died we're reshipping do youWatch at: 39:40 / 40:00want to pick out a new one or do youwant your money back and I just was likehow who who responds well that emaillike I was like I guess let's take mymoney back like you're the part of thebiz like you already lost my confidencelike a killed one you didn't get hereyet killed it - we were waiting aroundall day for those goldfish to come inWatch at: 40:00 / 40:20and guess what they never notified metill I email them I was like hey thesegoldfish were overnighted it's now thatnext night they're not here whathappened oh I'm sorry they're dead likeoh good right so you know cuz I don'twhat I don't want to have happen is Ithey've they've done like I'm not outWatch at: 40:20 / 40:40any money or anything so I'm like okaywith that we'll see how they come in andall that I don't want to hurt theirbusiness but at the same time Idefinitely don't want to prop them up belike these are amazing buy from them soyeah I just had that going on I don'tknow how I got on that topic but newgoldfish are on the way more derps I didWatch at: 40:40 / 41:00import some turps tooso alrightybuckwheat I've got a 40 for a 75 gallontank and he's got some balloon molliesof 12 fry what other fish worked wellwith them so in a 75 gallon tank if thatif you only have those mollies in thereWatch at: 41:00 / 41:20nothing is huge if you get another fishalreadyhmm let me do some brain thinking onthatI personally you're gonna want some hardwater fish I don't know I love Molly solike I don't want to lose those babiesyou know I'm assuming you don't want toWatch at: 41:20 / 41:40lose those babies either so I'd probablygo with maybe some corydoras I'm downlow at the bottom and then long-term Imight go with like some dwarf neonrainbows but I'd let those fry raise upget it get the colony of Molly as youwant first so that way you don't likeWatch at: 41:40 / 42:00lose out on those babies so all rightthe fishing mailman what's up fishingmailman the only thing I've seen in myown experience that I've seen color upfish is vitae chem soaked foodwe're gonna have some rants today sovitae cam is a vitamin soak and I haveWatch at: 42:00 / 42:20myself haven't seen I haven't seen itcolor fish up more I have seen it take afish that's been horribly neglected andmake it healthy you know if we getsomething from the wholesaler or someoneabandons a fish and it comes into uslike an Oscar with horrible hole in thehead and all these kind of stuff byWatch at: 42:20 / 42:40super loading whatever food we'refeeding with a lot of with a lot ofvitamins definitely helps but I also I'malso not sure that if I just fed a lotof good food and did a lot of waterchanges we wouldn't get better alreadyanyway I just in my mind I'm always likelet's just really make it better forWatch at: 42:40 / 43:00this fish and so I don't even give itthe chance like I've never done thatthat'd be a great study though I mightdo that if someone ever brings in liketwo Oscars or something and they're bothlike in porty bad conditions like theyhave sunken-in bellies they might havehole in the head maybe give one likefeed the same food every day but giveWatch at: 43:00 / 43:20one food soaked in vitae cam and one notand have it be a little water change anddo the same thing over and over and overagainsee if I can tell a difference like didwe increase recoup time or did we youknow did we get tangible benefits or wasit just likeyeah it's just the same you know took itfrom a bad spot to a good spot now it'sWatch at: 43:20 / 43:40doing better I love doing that stufffirsthand because I feel like whenpeople do like the Pepsi challengemost people are bias and I would saymyself included like if all of a suddenI've worked out a deal where they'relike Viper bites man you're gonna makeWatch at: 43:40 / 44:00like 50 bucks per package you sell it'sin my best interest to make sure Viperbites don't look terrible in a videoright and I feel like most people thatdo did that with new life spectrum andall that they were already like new lifespectrum fanboys most of them not all ofthem most of them so they're trying toWatch at: 44:00 / 44:20justify their own decision so it's likeif I was you know if I bought a Mercedesand I was trying to defend why Mercedeswere a good buylike already I'm biased towards like Ineed to justify my purchase so I like toredo those experience for myself and godid I see an actual difference or youWatch at: 44:20 / 44:40know for me mostly the difference I cansee like oh that food feeds cleaner goodgreat that's good I can I can live withthat but the actual fish being differentthere's so many factors in pH andtemperature and the amount of times youfeed and things like that that mostWatch at: 44:40 / 45:00people don't most people myself includeddon't run very technical experimentsbecause it's too hard to isolatedifferent factors so even if youcompared it all summer long you knowlike maybe the temperature is hotter andso the fish just looked better because Iate more and their metabolisms higherform the same thing in winter also youWatch at: 45:00 / 45:20don't get those effects because watertemperatures naturally lower and blahblah like yeah it's it's really I findit really hard to quantify somethingmore than my opinion that's why I'malways like check it out this is myopinion not facts cuz I can poke a holein almost any fact of like well did youWatch at: 45:20 / 45:40account for that well no oh it shouldn'tmatter shouldn't matter or doesn'tmatter mmm right so all rightcaleb has been battling you know what Iwant I'm gonna talk to him on Friday onYouTube why does the super chat thingWatch at: 45:40 / 46:00not have whether they're a member or notcuz I was feeling like I think CalebHolt might be a member right I was justthinking that and I was like I shouldknow that it should tell me right herelike it should pop up so I'm going totell him where hey make it do thatanyway I was gonna answer it either wayWatch at: 46:00 / 46:20my brain was just sidetracked I've beenletting the allergy my mbuna taint growso far it's only brown how do I getgreen algae like your tanks I doing oneof the best ways get some seed algaewhat I mean by that is find someone'sgot some green algae back in the daylike at the the cichlid shop we're andWatch at: 46:20 / 46:40we used to sell algae all the time I goyou want this rock covered in this algaealright put it in there and it's reallyeasy to propagate once you have it goingthe problem with algae is once you getone algae really thriving it's hard toturn the tide you almost have to killthat one and let another one take overso shop around at your local fish storeand when you find some go hey I knowWatch at: 46:40 / 47:00this sounds insane what would it take toget that algae off yeah like I need thatpiece of wood or I need this thing Irely and you know kind of explain itlike I want you know I want it so thatmy mbuna are gonna feed on it I want anadvanced setup it's not like I'm justsome crazy dude that wants algae likeWatch at: 47:00 / 47:20they'll go okay yeah let me see what Ican do for you and that's the way we'vealways been able to supply it otherwiseit's kind of random you know set up 30tanks 101 green and then maybe that'swhen you go okay I'll put that you knowI can propagate that if I want I've beenseeing lately on Facebook there's beensome really cool like green hair ologyWatch at: 47:20 / 47:40bottom tanks and then like statues withKorean hair on it looked really cool I'ma fan of it I always like ah I should dothat alright got lots of new memberswell not Lots but new members which isgood just bought a nanodieties stone pack and loving a tinyWatch at: 47:40 / 48:00stone nano diet must be must haveautocorrected from sarah's stone ordragon stonebut yes glad to hear you're enjoying itCorey your helpful staff gave me goodadvice about my puffer good glad to giveus five bucks that pays and helps payWatch at: 48:00 / 48:20for pizza Fridays right what are goodoptions for adding vegetation and fiberto the diets of a five-year-old fattyand thirteen year oldcommon goldfish healthy but seeingimpaired yes so that's that's a goodpoint to bring up about fish food soWatch at: 48:20 / 48:40like a lot of us we focus on fish mealkrill meal and then we start going heyit's got wheat and flaked corn andBrewer dried yeastI don't want those my thing like you doneed fiber and things to help it passthrough so the things I look forroughage so allergies work really wellWatch at: 48:40 / 49:00Shell's work really well like one of thebest ones is frozen brine shrimp thoseshells and everything a lot of fiberhelp keep that fish moving live orfrozen Daphnia what I like about liveDaphnia in a tank were like just spongefilters they can live in there tillthey're eaten which is great you knowWatch at: 49:00 / 49:20you can do things like peas but I findthem messy and cumbersome I'm not not ahuge fan of the peas becauselabor-intensive for how many tanks Ihave yeah I'm trying to think of whatelse like a little bit of flake food andstuff like flake food inherently theyend up taking in little bits like it's aWatch at: 49:20 / 49:40messy food to feed but what elseespecially like spirulina flake theywon't love the taste but it can't helpmoving right along duckweed being aduckweed farm go and that's one of thebest any any plant like that would be agreat you know a great thing to do thereWatch at: 49:40 / 50:00I've got a whole video actually ongoldfish foods in the wayback machinelike me and Lamar Lamont and I did itprobably three or four years ago but itactually covered really good in myopinion what to feed goldfish to keepa-movin regularyouWatch at: 50:00 / 50:20all right Avery says my new Molly's ourwater counting down on tens of her ologyhow much should I feed them and whatshould I feed uh so I think you're theone that yeah you had no maybe not I'mtrying to think if you had the tank withWatch at: 50:20 / 50:40nope it was someone else I personallywould feed them some protein food maybeit's frozen bloodworms maybe it's frozenbrine shrimp maybe it's vibra by itsmaybe it's north fin maybe I would Iwould pick something where I'm like heythis thing is protein I'll feed themland right because they're getting a lotWatch at: 50:40 / 51:00they're getting a little bit of proteina lot of veggie type stuff from thealgae so I would focus on what can Igive them that will supplement that alittle bit and you know pick pick a foodoff the shelf I don't think you're gonnasee huge gains one over the other sopick one you know maybe a little flakeWatch at: 51:00 / 51:20food if you're if you got some babiesgoing maybe you do flake or a micropellet you know fry food something likethat that's what I would add to it a lotof times that micro foods will get stuckon the algae and they're just eatingthat algae anyway that's how they feedin the wild so yeah new members stackingup Albert gingka gin toe box and thinkWatch at: 51:20 / 51:40tanks thank you add into the squad squadDuane says I feed my fish bug bitesmicro pellets tropical flakes driedbrine shrimp dried blood worms what is agood food to give them vegetables so letWatch at: 51:40 / 52:00me think I'm trying to think of the fishthat would normally eat all that andthen I'm trying to think of a vegetablepart I personally am a huge fan of greenbeans out of the canso not all official to eat it but a lotwill it just takes like one green beanin a tank you can eat the rest you canfeed into a turtle or whatever so that'sWatch at: 52:00 / 52:20one source of vegetable I like to dobecause it stays water stable for a goodday or two other than that I personallywhat do I doI I really likethis is gonna sound insane you guys willsee it coming up my fishroom videos butget yourself like I'm gonna have it overWatch at: 52:20 / 52:40there but get yourself like cichlidexcel-like or or just any veggie pelletthat's like you know a two millimeterpellet it floatsso let's look around your tank you'llwatch your fish just pick at it all daylong kind of like it's like an applethose keep taking layers off it but youWatch at: 52:40 / 53:00know most foodsI wonder if this food has algae in itmost foods have spirulina in it becausebecause consumers know like oh that's agood thing for fish I heard about thatso I wonder if this one I actually don'tsee it yet but I bet you somewhere I'mWatch at: 53:00 / 53:20gonna see it because it's - it mightactually know it hydrogen eyesvegetables sucrose polyesters yeah it'sprobably what they're using but thisthing is so one of the things this thisfood just from my own research it hascrushed silkworm pupae in it that willWatch at: 53:20 / 53:40put an insane amount of fat and size onyour fishit's the studies have actually been doneif you feed only that like in koi andthat kind of stuff to get fatty liversthey die so in moderation perfectly finebut don't go to town on silkworm pupaebecause too potent too much of a goodWatch at: 53:40 / 54:00thing but yeah I would think roughlyanything that shows some green on thepackage will work for you they don'tlike what was the last studies I wasreading it was something that like fishcan only utilize up to 12% spirulina sothings like zoom and spirulina 20 justWatch at: 54:00 / 54:20has excess feeling that they cameutilize whether or not that studies trueor not but again well-rounded dietthat's what's importantall right I know there was somequestions up I'm gonna go back towardsthe beginning I think someone was okayWatch at: 54:20 / 54:40also some cash man what do I think aboutnew life spectrum hex shield food I feedit to my goldfish once or twice a weekit stinks to high heaven but to reallygo for it what I don't necessarily likeabout that is I believe hex shield hassome medicines and let me look new lifeWatch at: 54:40 / 55:00spectrum hex shield let me see if I canfind ingredient list herebecause I know you can't feed it formore than like seven days or somethinglike that you have to take a break forWatch at: 55:00 / 55:20sure because it probably details let mesee if it'll say what's in it it's gotkrill it's got algae it's got bothspirulina and chlorella allergyit's got seaweed alsoWatch at: 55:20 / 55:40youit does not say so just says life seeingmedicated fish food it's not telling mewhat med isn't it though so I have Ihave had some success deworming fishwith it back when we used to sell itbefore new life spectrum and us went toWatch at: 55:40 / 56:00war but my without delay dear ailing theentire show and figure out what the Medis my worry would be feeding low dosagesand I say low cuz you're only feeding ittwice a week a med I would want to knowWatch at: 56:00 / 56:20what met is it and then is there anystudies that show if I submit this fishto that thing twice a week for the nextten years does that do anything that ourkidneys our liver right we know inhumans different meds prolong can haveeffects a very long time so that's onlyWatch at: 56:20 / 56:40my that's my like my hesitation withthat because it actually has meds in itit's it's way different if you're like Idid it when I got them and every time Iget a new fish I use as part of myquarantine routine and so maybe that'slike three times a year but twice a weekit could be micro dose of something thatadds up like you know I fear that theWatch at: 56:40 / 57:00reason you can only feed two times aweek is because it builds up in theirsystem I don't know what it builds up toif you're doing it every week like doesit get stored like there's differentmedications for humans stuff to getstored in your fatty tissues and take avery long time to come out and that kindof stuff so that's my hesitation andWatch at: 57:00 / 57:20your question was what do I think aboutit yeah I think it's I think it's a verygood treatment for helping deworm stuffand quarantine I wouldn't use it as likea daily driver type food for every weektype of deal so yeahWatch at: 57:20 / 57:40myk's wondering if I burned tuberculosisI have the signs are usually lesions andtumors on the body to the best of myknowledge there's no known cureso quarantine and they can live verylong live still it is communicable so itcan spread on net and you move fishWatch at: 57:40 / 58:00around that kind of stuff but in generalI don't know of a cure for it so yeaha few months ago asked what live foodfor my fish and due to my specific fishyou suggested scuds would be difficultto raise them in a flu vol spec 5 no theWatch at: 58:00 / 58:20scuds are a very easy they're kind ofopportunistic will eat on anything youcouldn't raise them in a tank with thefish the fish will just eat them and youmight have to run a sponge filterbecause you might find that your littlepump on the in the back compartment ofthat flu ball spec will just kind ofWatch at: 58:20 / 58:40churn up those scuds like if they go inthe impeller like zing they come out asconfetti so that's not good but I wouldgive it a test though because it mightbe like Oh has passed right through noproblem I can assault water system brineshrimp usually let's go right throughthe impeller and into the display tanknot a problem really so yeah all rightWatch at: 58:40 / 59:00sure I got that one so was askingearlier like where does the five dollarsgo when you become a member I go asstraight into my pocket after YouTubetakes a cut and then taxes take a cutand then I reinvest that into theWatch at: 59:00 / 59:20business essentially whatever it doesn'tactually go to my pocket cuz everythinggoes through YouTube or everythingYouTube goes through the business andthe company and everything so it doesn'tactually go to my pocket but you know asa metaphor it goes to my pocket like andone of the things you know like youcould the problem with money is youcould take it anyway like I could Icould sit here be like because of theWatch at: 59:20 / 59:40members I now do this for my employeesor you can also say because of themembers I now carry this product whichmakes me make more money like moneygoing into a bank account and thengetting spent you can't really be likeoh no that one was spent for this andnot you know so like when we gave a toolor gift certificate to a teacher whoWatch at: 59:40 / 01:00:00emailed us this week I could be likegive you the warm and fuzzies and belike because your guys remembers we gave$200 to a school in need the reality isbecause we're doing okay at businesswe're able to make that decision nowdoes membership help that yes doespeople watching videos help that yesdoes people buying stuff help that yesWatch at: 01:00:00 / 01:00:20does employees being great help that yesthere's so many factors that go in Ican't really tell you specifically whereyour money will go other than we try toput it the best places we think possibleoverall for our business and so yeah wedid out a new we did at a new perk foremployees this week and that is nowWatch at: 01:00:20 / 01:00:40every employee gets a $100 shoe creditfrom I think the places like shoes forcruises who I chose well basically buy ahundred dollars worth of shoes for everyemployee every year just to make surethat they have good good shoes on theirfeet then I couldn't hurt and make itWatch at: 01:00:40 / 01:01:00easier because they work in a warehousethey work on their feet at the store allday long and that was a another thing wecan add like I was like that makes sensewe should do that so now I think all ofour so we have 15 right now Iwe have two new people starting theirtest days one tomorrow and one Friday soWatch at: 01:01:00 / 01:01:20but yes all all employees now get $100shoot credit every year and that's kindof what your money does is we just keepmaking things more awesome whether it'smore awesome for the employee whetherit's more awesome for the consumerwhether it's more awesome for a guy inIndia that can't buy from us or reallysupport other than watching it any otherWatch at: 01:01:20 / 01:01:40way like it just goes back and do we'regonna do more things you know I would Iwould say worry about you where yourmoney's going when it's like Kroydoesn't do YouTube anymore I don't hearabout them helping the hobby anymoreblah blah like maybe then it's like he'sjust extracting all this money to buildI don't know what I build but you knowWatch at: 01:01:40 / 01:02:00something all rightMatt Hoffman became a member welcomeaboardpizza Fridays yes that's what you shoulddo like your five dollars goes towardswhatever you think is awesome if youthink pizza Fridays awesome if you thinkus paying a hundred percent healthcarefor employees is awesome if you thinkWatch at: 01:02:00 / 01:02:20Cory wearing red shirts is awesomewhatever you know in your mind justifiesit yeah I mean that's that's really whatyou get out of like sometimes I justfeel good about donating money tosomething cuz I'm like yeah I'm help I'mpart of that I don't need you know Ipersonally don't need to know what partam i helping I just need to know huh I'mWatch at: 01:02:20 / 01:02:40doing a good thing makes me feel goodthat's also my side ranted I don't knowthat I don't know that donating tocharity is truly a selfless act unlessno one could know you did it I thinkabout that a lot of like if someoneknows I donated a thousand dollars thenWatch at: 01:02:40 / 01:03:00because them knowing that I donated athousand dollars that makes me feel goodit's no longer selfless right so it'dhave to be like here's a thousanddollars it could get donated to one ofthese thousand charities and no one willever know and I'll never know which onemaybe that would be truly selflessdonating or something but I have a weirdmind that thinks about that kind ofWatch at: 01:03:00 / 01:03:20stuffthe fish bar really like to weigh treatyour employees money for the fund wellthank you very much I'm probably seeingyou some conventions which may be yourmoney is going towards conventions rightbecause we got to fly out there andwe've got some new to new things in theworks hopefully they'll be ready by thetime where it's convinced we can handthem out for free so all right $15Watch at: 01:03:20 / 01:03:40minimum wage we actually do the minimumat our store for full-time employeesminimum seventeen dollars so yeah it'sit's lots a lot more articles are comingout lately though one in the headline Iread and read the article but theWatch at: 01:03:40 / 01:04:00headline I read yesterday was basicallySeattle which we aren't in Seattleproper but it's still expensive aroundsecond-highest like apartment andhousing costs only second to SanFrancisco so it's like that inherentlymakes you know keeping employees a bitharder so yeah all right Daniel HarmonWatch at: 01:04:00 / 01:04:19says oh no as a chef for 20 years shoesfor crews does not make great shoes wellthere's like 700 different brands tochoose from on there like I personallyyou know so my big thing was I wanted tomake sure that there were shoesWatch at: 01:04:19 / 01:04:40available for everyone's foot type soone do they feel comfortable working inat - is it a style they like you knowit's it's very you know I've worked foremployers that had credits before andthey would be like yeah you can only getthis boot and you'd be like this bootsucksyeah well go buy your own then you canWatch at: 01:04:40 / 01:05:00have this boot and so I chose thembecause they had a selectionyou know from let's say you know NewBalance and Skechers and like you know abunch a wide variety of brands so Icould satisfy the most while keeping iteasy and manageable and not like anightmare so yeah all rightWatch at: 01:05:00 / 01:05:19what am i falling behind with David Gillcanson with a ten dollar super chatthank you very much you haven't found abug yet this week David joke Anson islike the master at finding bugs on ourwebsite which we have a lot of themWatch at: 01:05:19 / 01:05:40because we continually update sotomorrow well I've got a new developerwell I've got a new update that thedevelopers have finished I have to proofit and I have to do some testing and Ican only test on so many devices andthen we got to roll that out but I don'tthink I'll roll it out tomorrow becausewe're moving the warehouse and that isWatch at: 01:05:40 / 01:06:00its own nightmareI don't need like there's a problem onthe website and having problems at thewarehouse move at the same time whichspeaking of which for all of you guysordering right now let's say our goal isto ship as much as we can before noonPacific Standard Time tomorrow whichhopefully will shift everything and thenWatch at: 01:06:00 / 01:06:19move the warehouse and resume shippingFriday morning if there's some kind ofweird snafu in there there may be youknow I'm gonna say up to a 24 hour delaywhich would be very not normal for us weship very quickly normally but becausewe're moving to the new warehouse whichsome day you guys I'll put a video outWatch at: 01:06:19 / 01:06:40about that or something like in generalwarehouse he stuff like doesn't do thatwell you kind of go oh yeah it's awarehouse cool what about fish but wedid we did a lease a building that's tentimes bigger than our current buildingfor the warehouse and we've got conveyorbelts and doodads and gadgets and youWatch at: 01:06:40 / 01:07:00know we were able to up the safetyfactor even another notch for theemployees and we expanded our plantholding capacity and there's all thosethings and there's been a little bitabout it kind of pictures in a video ortwo on the members section but ingeneral normal YouTube goes yeahwarehouse we don't care because you knowWatch at: 01:07:00 / 01:07:1940 percent at least well 45 percent ofeveryone can't buy from us so they don'tcare they're like at the warehouse wedon't care like we can't buy from youanywayyeahOh Caroline Epler says like I needanother reason to love your businessmodel shoes for crews is awesome so yesWatch at: 01:07:19 / 01:07:40proving my pointtenfold I talked about this in managermeetings all the time no matter whatmove you ever make there will be peoplewho love it and people who hate it andmy goal is always if we believe thatmore people will like it than hate itwe're doing the right thing and whetherit's you - whether it's shoe choicesWatch at: 01:07:40 / 01:08:00whether it's you know anything inbusiness if the majority of people thinkit'll be good and it's a positive changemy goldfish is really derping out rightnow then we will do it and oh if it'sobviously terrible will revert back butfor the most part guides us pretty wellWatch at: 01:08:00 / 01:08:20all rightcon wallets also glad to hear takingcare of your employees they have beengreat every time I've gone in the storeyes the next thing we want to do is wewant to hire on another retail storeemployee because the retail storesgotten very busy it's getting hard forWatch at: 01:08:20 / 01:08:40you'll take vacations and it's not thecan't it's that when one of the crew isgone because we run a tight ship on theretail side it makes it a hard day forthe couple other people working so wecan add another person into thatrotation allows that little breathingroom so that people don't have to feellike they're inconveniencing theirWatch at: 01:08:40 / 01:09:00fellow employeesyouhmm this one says let's talk about Coryis not the redshirted species they keepcoming into my store and many acceptbronzes died within a day and have largeWatch at: 01:09:00 / 01:09:20hemorrhaging or red bruise like things Iwould focus on when I see that is eithera they're really not being taken care ofat the wholesaler which happens quite abit - they're notorious for bacterialinfections they can die very quick fromWatch at: 01:09:20 / 01:09:40it and a lot of times when they're inthe net like if you're a wholesaler andwhat happens a lot of times okay thisthis company wants 24 of them they graba big net full and in the net they'renow using their pectorals to stab eachother right and of creating all thesewounds they're infected if they go deepWatch at: 01:09:40 / 01:10:00right if they go deep now we can getinternal bleeding and everything rightso then they're gonna pick out 24 ofthem and put them in a bag shipping toyou now there might be some ammonia inthe water there's not nearly as muchoxygen availability as there was orstressed out you get them and I findthat antibiotics are the best way toWatch at: 01:10:00 / 01:10:20start staving that off but if thatdoesn't work for you I would starttesting other vendors also it neverhurts to ask the vendor what's goingwrong so you can kind of come to be likeyeah you know the corridors I'm gettingWatch at: 01:10:20 / 01:10:40from you guys they're not doing so welllike can you show me a picture what yourguys look like like where am I goingwrong here and if they won't do that orit's a little like yeah I just didn't doso well either you kind of know what'sgoing on but if you know if especiallyif you went and visited and you're likeWatch at: 01:10:40 / 01:11:00let's say you bought 24 panda corydorasand next week you go and visit them andthey're painted corridors look amazingby 24 but have them ship them to you ordeliver them like they normally wouldand then no do they is the shippingprocess that's doing itwas it these ones look good and now theystill look good so last ones were a badWatch at: 01:11:00 / 01:11:20batch like a lot of it is detective workand we have to do that all the time Imean there's back in the day there'swholesalers were travel 8 plus hours togo visit and then still have themshipping to us just so we could see iswhat I sawwould arrive at the store and can Iexpect that time after time and where doI think they're going wrong blah blahWatch at: 01:11:20 / 01:11:40blah and because if you don't have afeedback loop in business like if ifeveryone just assumes the corridors aredying because they'll and you're storingthey're not doing well maybe they don'tknow they have a problem and sometimesthey do know they have a problem theydon't care in which case then now youWatch at: 01:11:40 / 01:12:00have new information to find a differentvendor who does care right so that's atough one but I would I would definitelyerythromycin marason slash erythromycindefinitely a very important one incorydoras from my experience so alrighta couple super chests from D H andWatch at: 01:12:00 / 01:12:20Russel Mullis thank you very much andRocklin became a memory no well thankyou I'm gonna keep answering questions afriend of mine has been as it regularlyget down to 68 degrees come on get downwhat are my thoughts the internet saysWatch at: 01:12:20 / 01:12:4078 to 80 and the fish look healthy forme I'm always the guy if it lookshealthy it probably is you know so likeWho am I to judge someone that's out intheir yard weeding and looks superhealthy and enjoying their own you knowWatch at: 01:12:40 / 01:13:00front yard and then I watch them likepound six quarter pounders with cheesefrom McDonald's like who am I to judgewhether that's healthy or not like maybetheir lifestyle is they're doing so muchthat they need all that and it works outjust great same thing with the bettalike I still believe fish handle oneWatch at: 01:13:00 / 01:13:20stress factor just fine so maybe it's alittle cooler that it likes but hasgreat water quality otherwisefood super interactive owner like and itjust worksnow if here to tell me water sixtydegrees looks like it's got a bacterialinfection setting inks it's it's at theWatch at: 01:13:20 / 01:13:40bottom all the time should I saysomething I'd be like yeah maybe maybeask some questions may not tell themwhat's wrong but ask him like hey thatbetter a lot of times he's doing youknow he's up and about and doing thingsnot really doing that what's up you knowbut I what I know is and I would sayWatch at: 01:13:40 / 01:14:00breeders talk about this a lot somehowon the internet there's only one way todo something whether it's pre discuswhether it's breed Angels weathers ReedRams well there's breed anything whetherit's water changing whatever right andyet I can travel the world and see itWatch at: 01:14:00 / 01:14:20being done at massive scales directlyopposite of the way people say it can bedone it can only be done this way flyover here it can only be done this wayyou both make the same amount of thesame fish like clearly can't only bedone that way and the reality is we ashumans when we find success we assumeWatch at: 01:14:20 / 01:14:40that's the way to do it but the realityis you know if you can find you knowit's like a picture every once awhile inbaseball you'll get a picture that canpitch differently than other people andit's very effective because it isdifferent well that's because not thenorm right and same thing just cuzWatch at: 01:14:40 / 01:15:00different doesn't mean it's bad there isa lot of bad things out there but weshouldn't assume we should observe andgo hey I think we should you know infish are probably in life in general ifwe approach every situation it of whatcan I learn from this as opposed to whatWatch at: 01:15:00 / 01:15:20can I teach about this like most of myknowledge has come from what can I learnand it doesn't matter I could go into afive year old I mean okay this is a goodexample so I talked tothere's a family locally to me in theWatch at: 01:15:20 / 01:15:40club that has a fish room and veryaccomplished breeders I believe bothparents are doctors they have lots ofintelligence and they have like aten-year-old kid they have afully-automated fish room and all thatand they can breed Cardinal tetras theycan breed cichlids they can you knowWatch at: 01:15:40 / 01:16:00they're those types of people it's likea heaven having a Dean like Dean gobreed these then like three weeks laterhe's like yeah so what do you want to doat the fry right so they're verytalented but with their I learned abunch from there their son actually andtheir son they won't let him set up onthe auto water change cuz they want himto learn about the fish and breed hisWatch at: 01:16:00 / 01:16:20own fish and do all that he has beendoing that which is greatand what he does is he takes a pitcherfull of water like he goes and gets itfrom the sink I don't him to getdechlorinate sit it's a pitcher of waterand he dumps it into his tank they dohave it so the water will overflow so hecan just dump that water and itoverflows right and that's how he keepsus tank going and that's you know itWatch at: 01:16:20 / 01:16:40taught me like it doesn't take a wholelot it takes just yeah once a week youpour it in a pitcher of water into that10 or 20 gallon tank and that's enoughto refresh and take out enoughpollutants and really keep the fishbreeding and so but my main point isapproach everything with what can IWatch at: 01:16:40 / 01:17:00learn from thisnot so much what can I teach now inthose instances it is a good idea ifsomeone asks you a question toreciprocate if we're all only trying tolearn you get two people they're tryingto learn for each are in the room andneither one will talk to each other thatdoesn't work right but in general evenwhen I go to it let's say a fish farm orWatch at: 01:17:00 / 01:17:20a holster I'm like this is a train wreckI switch my brain to what am I gonnalearn from this train wreck like wowlook at the abuse that fish can take andstill be healthy good to know you knowbut then maybe three years later I comeback to the same thing like what Ithought was fish abuse was actuallybrilliant like maybe at the veryWatch at: 01:17:20 / 01:17:40beginning my hobby oh my god there'salgae everywhere how dare these peopleand now my hobby would be like oohnatural method these fish gonna be realhealthy real easy to bring into myecosystemthey're gonna thrive for me is exactlywhat I want right so prospective changesbut I think that mental shift and whatWatch at: 01:17:40 / 01:18:00can I learn from the situation you knowso in in regards to that better likewhat can I learn here like okay the betis we're doing okay or at least that butit's doing okay at 68 what is allowingthat to happen here like what are thegood things are going on that isn'tmaking this unstable so yeah alrightWatch at: 01:18:00 / 01:18:20what are my thoughts on CJ products haveever used any of the hang on back of thecancel filters I don't think I've everused to hang on backI have user cancer filters we used tosell them and so the the filter itselfWatch at: 01:18:20 / 01:18:40is fine like it's a box that we're gonnawander through it's fine but theircustomer support was terribleso they were not selling very wellUnited States wide okay so what washappening is the o-ring you know kind ofyou put the head with the motor down onthe body and there's an o-ring that itkeeps from leaking well from theWatch at: 01:18:40 / 01:19:00warehouse they were coming dried out andsome people would buy one brand new offmy shelf and it would be leaking so thenI would get another one out of anotherone and give it to him and usually Iwould fix the problem but it was nearimpossible for me to get reimbursed orbuy extra o rings and usually that's theWatch at: 01:19:00 / 01:19:20sign to me then I don't want to workwith a company when they make itimpossible for me to do the right thinglike wait so if I hadn't torn another200 LR canister filter apart to givethem this five dollar part they wouldjust return it and been angry okay andWatch at: 01:19:20 / 01:19:40you're not willing to like it stuffthey're not willing but they're like ohyeah go to this website and order theseo-rings so first I was like waitshouldn't you be giving me o ringsbecause they're not right the first time- you're like sold out of half of thesizes so that didn't make sense eitherso it never worked out like I wanted toWatch at: 01:19:40 / 01:20:00like their products you know but itsee to me I think they focused on saltwater too long and who did they pair upwith now hide or do they pair up withhide or they paired up with someone andso now I'm hesitant about that productof like ah you know the the good news isCJ did have their pumps and everythingWatch at: 01:20:00 / 01:20:20made in Italy just like a high himso the stuff when it worked was reallyquality the problem was their customerservice wasn't quality and I believe letme Google that I believe so much sothere's been a radical shift is it let'ssay CJ president these company maybe IWatch at: 01:20:20 / 01:20:40think the president's each a separateways I can't pull it up but I'm readingabout it the other the other the otherday so yeah so I don't I don't know butI believe you left companyWatch at: 01:20:40 / 01:21:00all right whoo twin city Guppies with a$20 super chat whoa you gotta sell someGuppies to be given that $20 awaygummybear fund or doughnuts for the crewis MIT boy whichever they prefer theyprobably preferred yummy bears like theWatch at: 01:21:00 / 01:21:20gluten-free option and that kind ofstuff they were awesome when we werethere there's still a bunch of room totie punch stuff I don't know what to sayso stay awesome in Guppies well good I'mglad that most people are having a goodtime when they visit the shop someoneleft a comment earlier and I was toobusy to even follow up on today but theyWatch at: 01:21:20 / 01:21:40said somewhere on the internet someoneis saying that like our retail store isabusing fish like we leave bags of fishto die on the floor and like so either ait's some crazy isolated incident wheresomeone one time saw set down fish andWatch at: 01:21:40 / 01:22:00then like help a customer and then goput them away or be someone's completelymaking stuff up cuz one like fish safetyaside I would never allow that becausethat means I would be losing money likethat just would never be allowed and toall of our employees actually care aboutfish so you know it would it would haveWatch at: 01:22:00 / 01:22:20to be like some crazy corner case somentally I go someone's got to be tryingto disturb trouble about the aquariumco-op because I just I can't view ascenario where that's actually happeninglike you know I just the employees careso much that you know and we filmed theWatch at: 01:22:20 / 01:22:40unboxing for crying out loud so I'm notall of them but you know it's just likework like if there was gonna be acompany to abuse animals it's not theaquarium co-op because we're on filmlike all the timelike II when I'm not filming everysingle day someone's in the storeWatch at: 01:22:40 / 01:23:00shooting for Instagram or their ownFacebook or the aquarium group supportlike we essentially like have to operatelike we're always on camera so I justcan't fathom a situation where we'relikenot sleeping the corner to die like Ijust can't imagine that so yeah but Iwill follow up with him you're like whoWatch at: 01:23:00 / 01:23:20who's saying this because that seemscrazy and then if I get to talk to himyou like what did you see and then I'llgo back to our our cameras because wehave cameras everywhere in the store andthat kind of stuff probably like didthat actually happen Hey and most timeswhat would happen is like I'd probablytalk to an employee if this thing wentdown they'd be like oh yeahWatch at: 01:23:20 / 01:23:40Dean brought in a bunch of fish we tookhim out of the cooler we set them downoutside the tanks then we had like 20customers we got all them taken care ofthen we put the fish away and I'd belike yeah that's how you do that youknow but if someone saw it like thislet's sit on the floor it's like wellwe're letting to acclimate to thetemperature we got her in front of thetanks where they're gonna go blah blahblah like standard routine so yeah haveWatch at: 01:23:40 / 01:24:00I seen the black worm box from Jacquotlead discus it's a lifesaver for mebecause I have a bunch of wild discusvery finicky yes when I was when I wasthere he had just gotten the prototypesand so his logo wasn't on it yet I thinkhis he's got him now but yes in myWatch at: 01:24:00 / 01:24:20personal opinion I still think it's tooexpensive for a piece of plastic like Ithink and I don't know what they I don'tknow what the retail was but I think theprice I heard was like $30 and I waslike uh it's plastic and mesh like heyright but if they've come down quite aWatch at: 01:24:20 / 01:24:40bitthen good you know but I just inherentlyI was like dang it's like this is like afancy Tupperware container we're talkingabout here like I feel like above the$20 mark it's like dang I don't know ifI could buy that like I would make oneand you can make them too that's theWatch at: 01:24:40 / 01:25:00thing is you can make them out of likeyourself Tupperware and then go buy likethe metal filter for like a coffee makerthat works all the same like I've usedthem to clean 30 pounds of black formsbefore they work and it's you know at acertain point you know there's thatwhole like I could make this and it'sactually better than the one I can buyWatch at: 01:25:00 / 01:25:20yeah but know that product in general isis a good product I've used him blackCalifornian black forms used to make aversion there's hard plastic though Iwasn't a fan of that as much this onewas more of a softer plastic which Ithought was better so Jana says hey tryWatch at: 01:25:20 / 01:25:40it uploading my flu ball 3.0 in the appand now it won't turn on or connect Itried emailing foo all no response anyideas on how to reach them so here isthe 100% transparency between aquariumco-op and our fans there I don't knowWatch at: 01:25:40 / 01:26:00what the exact number is and I have notbeen able to identify the bug on whichcausing this but yes updating some flewall lights is causing them to break sowe got the app upgrade that everyonewanted but something in that process forsome people bricks their light now ifyou bought the light from us what we areWatch at: 01:26:00 / 01:26:20currently doing is we are replacing itand then telling fooball they have toreplace it now that's obviously a savagebeating for us because that means we'reshipping you another light that cost usanother $27 but at the same time I feelWatch at: 01:26:20 / 01:26:40like it's our duty to make it right andwe have two different contacts thatwe're working with it flew vol I sayworking with we've emailed and we'vegotten gotten limited response in factI'm gonna check the response right nowah there is literally a response thatWatch at: 01:26:40 / 01:27:00came in at 5 p.m. exactly I would showyou this screen but it would show you myemail and then other emails that don'twanna be shared but I might be able toread it to you it says Randy and Coreyso Randy my right-hand manright here is some additionalinformation on the app we have been ableto address basically every issue thatWatch at: 01:27:00 / 01:27:20has come up so far with a few exceptionsif your customers are having an issueplease advise them to contest contact usdirectly at blue ball quarks comm / us /contact us forI'm just gonna copy and paste that intothe chat so that's where rest so far inWatch at: 01:27:20 / 01:27:40this email then it says FYI we do havean app update coming out tomorrow whichwill help several of the issues okay andthen they've got a little bit more infolet's see here says about the apprequires ble 4.0 and above to controlWatch at: 01:27:40 / 01:28:00flu wall Bluetooth LEDs I'm guessingthat is Bluetooth something 4.0 somesomeone that knows bluetooth way morethan I will be able to I'll check chatI'm sure someone in chat right now istelling me what that isWatch at: 01:28:00 / 01:28:20the next thing says requires Android 4.3or iOS 8.0 or above good to knowright it's only affects the floovilleaqua sky the flu wall plant the flu wallNano the marine spectrum and the marineWatch at: 01:28:20 / 01:28:40nano okay the features are the manualmanual auto and Pro Mode independentcolor Channel and customization yep weknew about that multiple preset lightingconfiguration yes dynamic effects oh thedynamic effects are only for the AquaSky version we know that senator stormmode and then it says what's new andWatch at: 01:28:40 / 01:29:00this by the way this is the thing I hatethe most the password passwordfunctionality maybe there was likehusband-wife teams were at war withwho's setting the color thing but it'sannoying for me to put in a password butpassword functionality the sleep timeperiod is new the Pro Mode is newWatch at: 01:29:00 / 01:29:20apparently there's an FAQ andtroubleshooting support in there and aninstruction manual in the app so what doI get from that email that has come inas of 5:00 o'clock today and by the waywe started this conversation six daysago July 25th the day of the app theWatch at: 01:29:20 / 01:29:40minute we got word that some people arehaving problems we started our inquirybutyes so basically what we learned is newapp coming tomorrow maybe don't flat sowhat happens is the new app requires touse a new functionality a new firmwareupdate and for those that aren't nerdsWatch at: 01:29:40 / 01:30:00basically the software that lives on thelight we have to update that so that itknows how to do these new features andsomewhere in there there is a bugso hopefully the new version that comesout tomorrow we'll take that bug awayand I have no idea if a light that isWatch at: 01:30:00 / 01:30:20already having a problem so this personsaid it was iana so maybe wait for theapp to update tomorrow try again if it'sstill not good if you bought it from uswe'll take care of you yeah that's all Igot so that's 100% transparency I'm gladthere's at least an update so yeah allWatch at: 01:30:20 / 01:30:40right back to questions then yeah solocal fish guy said mine just saidfactory password of zero zero zero zerozero zero yes or all that but when youhave a ton of light select on this tankWatch at: 01:30:40 / 01:31:00to change the lighting I have to enterthat password four times to update allfour lights right and so you can imagineif you got a lot of lights a lot ofpasswords so yeah ah btle is BluetoothLow Energyexcuse me energy now I know what thatWatch at: 01:31:00 / 01:31:20means hopefully I remember that foreveron yeah Indianathat's the form I used I emailed twiceso far I'll email but wait for the appto update to see if that hopefullysolves the issue so yes this is one ofmy main complaints with any company so IWatch at: 01:31:20 / 01:31:40think most of you guys know when youemail us we get back to you as quick aswe cannow we're probably an exception to therule and that we are wicked fast atgetting back to people for the most partbut I so in my mind I feel like ifyou're a giant corporation flu ballWatch at: 01:31:40 / 01:32:00slash Hagen you'd have a system in placethat if you did not have enoughemployees to respond within let's callit 48 hours that you could set up yoursystem so that it would say we'vereceived your inquiry we are running ata three-day lead time currently expect aWatch at: 01:32:00 / 01:32:20response in 72 hours or whatever thatresponse time to kind of be when we'vebeen overwhelmed in the past we've setup things like that like we've got itlet us let you know we've got a ton ofpeople asking questions right now wewill get back to you as soon as we canand we follow up on it so you know partWatch at: 01:32:20 / 01:32:40of what I what I'm not a fan of also isa lot of these companies have beenaround for let's say 10 20 30 40 yearsthey're too used to doing businessMonday through Friday only and not onlythat Monday through Friday 8 a.m. till 5p.m. Eastern Standard Time the way theworld works now is we're a 24 hour a dayWatch at: 01:32:40 / 01:33:00seven days a weekeconomy and so what happens is you knowyou you have a problem you email um ohyou missed the cutoff because you're onthe west coast and they're on the EastCoast the next day's a Friday people areleaving early cuz they're like hey it'sGood Friday you know I'm gonna gotta seeWatch at: 01:33:00 / 01:33:20my kid play a basketball game so nowthat person misses that half of a Fridaythey don't work Saturday they don't workSunday now here it is Monday they've gotfour billion emails stacked up and theydon't even get to you till Wednesdaymeanwhile you submit it on a Thursdayand you're going it's been six dayshaven't heard a peep i'ma send anotherWatch at: 01:33:20 / 01:33:40emailcuz that's what you do right like maybeI feel like maybe me as a consumer maybeI failed here see send the next emailwhich I would have done the same thingyou on it and then so you're like youput another email under the queue rightso that queues loading from not beingtimely and that's oh I know when I lookat the analytics we have if we don'tWatch at: 01:33:40 / 01:34:00answer quickly in general people willsend multiple emails so now we'rechurning through three or four timesmany emails because it's kind of one ofthose if you do it quick save yourselfresidual emails you take a bunch of timeto do it now you're going wait did I askthis one didn't I answer this one oh Idon't knowWatch at: 01:34:00 / 01:34:20so yeahI hear that Ray said the totemsmokehouse left something special foryou at the shop I will enjoy that and Iappreciate that rate what happened tothe huge clown loaches they are in theWatch at: 01:34:20 / 01:34:40125 gallon in the fish room so yeah soJana says you're completely rightemailed again after a week in case myfirst one got lostthat's exactly right you're the you'rethe perfect consumer you waited a wholeweek you didn't get response and theycould have done anything to say oh we'rejust running behind JanaWatch at: 01:34:40 / 01:35:00I'm very sorry we have a lot ofinquiries right now looks like we'll getto you tomorrow or whatever and thatwould would you know here's what I Mosespointed like at this point you're askingme and I I'm not even a part of fluorHagen but I'm like I tell him like whydo people come to me when your websiteWatch at: 01:35:00 / 01:35:20had a problem why do people come to meand it's because like you guys are sobad at communication with your consumersthat the burden is put into your dealersright and like a dealer should neverhave to know like well I don't know whythe why the fluo website is not up for aweek I don't know rightWatch at: 01:35:20 / 01:35:40so yeah James says you would think bigcorporations would work like that butunfortunately less is more staff wisebeing in the procurement world I wouldhave to deal with some of these kind ofcompanies do I wrong I I fully get themonetary gains by not answeringWatch at: 01:35:40 / 01:36:00questions short term long term you'reonly hurting yourself though like and wejust live in a society currently thatlives by the quarter people get hiredand fired based on quarterly projectionsdid you make goals didn't you if we wereliving in a corporate society that wasyou have a five-year plan did you enactWatch at: 01:36:00 / 01:36:20that five-year plan or didn't youstuff like this would be very importanton the spectrum like don't answer thosequestions we don't have that money BobLA if we make our target in 90 days Iget paid yeah that's the metric we useor not we buta lot of companies are using so yeahWatch at: 01:36:20 / 01:36:40Jana says I was hoping you'd have adirect way to contact them I reallyappreciate answering so yes I do I I canI can email the VP and all that kind ofstuff what happens when we do that bythe way and that email had lots ofpeople in flew all in on it then I readWatch at: 01:36:40 / 01:37:00you guys is a lot of times the peopledon't know the answers are gonna ask thenext person the guys the next person andso like let's say we start our inquiryon July 25th which was true we saypeople are having problems what's thefix and what should we do they can'tcome back to us with an answer becausethey gotta get a hold of the developerWatch at: 01:37:00 / 01:37:20and go hey what's going on how when canwe get a fix going you know assumingthat fix is needed they gotta dointernal testing I gotta do these thingsright so but a lot of times you know thethe person you ask doesn't know theanswer like let's say my local rep mylocal rep doesn't know the answerbecause he doesn't know the person thatWatch at: 01:37:20 / 01:37:40talks directly to the developer thatwill say the fix is coming next week sothere's delay there and you know whatgoes on sometimes as companies let's gojust don't answer those until we knowthe resolution right so yeah so while wedo have direct lines in those linesWatch at: 01:37:40 / 01:38:00don't always have the correct answer ornot the correct answer but an answerthat makes any sensecurrently so yeah I mean we were on thephone with football today and stuff likethat and you know it's kind of one ofthose like we're looking into it yepwell get an answer as soon as we canso yeah do I think the aqua clear stillWatch at: 01:38:00 / 01:38:20beats out the title hang on back 100%yes I still believe like all I can sayis if I was buying a hang on backtomorrow every time I would buy on clearover a title yes the title it just gotthings that I don't like to surf askimmer action I don't like the shape ofthe basket you know it's got things IWatch at: 01:38:20 / 01:38:40don't like it's got things I do like Idon't like it was more expensivetypically you know but if I was buyingone tomorrow I personally and thiswhenever I say if I was gonna buy oneI'm sayingas a hobbyist if I was to walk intosomeone else's store and pay full retailI would buy an aqua clear like obviouslyif I I mean I sell seek him and I sellWatch at: 01:38:40 / 01:39:00aqua clear but if I got a better dealfor aqua clears I would never give youthe advice of you should buy aqua clearsbecause I get a better deal I'm talkingwe compare retail price in retail pricewhat would I buy I would buy the aquaclear myself so crush coral for snailsdefinitely I would I would use crushedWatch at: 01:39:00 / 01:39:20coral helps buffer the pH so they don'tsolve the shell yesall right just tested my water my GH is300 my cage is 40 my pH is 7.2 can I addWatch at: 01:39:20 / 01:39:40Guppies or crush coral for higher pHthose water parameters look stableenough for Guppies you could definitelydo them if you want to add some crushedcoral that would work as wellwhy am I allowed to focus all of asudden what's going on herelike there we go I was weird anyway um IWatch at: 01:39:40 / 01:40:00have a guppy that keeps swimming intothe opening of my filter is he safe inthereI mean if he can come and go as hepleased probably alright but yeah I meanif you can lower the water level aWatch at: 01:40:00 / 01:40:20little bit you don't want it so much thewaters falling inks and that createsevaporation but you could also put likea sponge pad right at the front so youknow you got like the spillway that goeson the water is coming through here he'sprobably going up through there youshould put a pad right there it sticksup won't be able to get in you could tryWatch at: 01:40:20 / 01:40:40thatso do a pleco breeding video Cory Ithink I have two or three already atthis point there's 800 videos they'rejust not easy to find less you'researching for them so yeahWatch at: 01:40:40 / 01:41:00pre-filters Savior guppy well from goingthrough the intake yes definitely weanswered that oneyeah all right well we've hit the end ofWatch at: 01:41:00 / 01:41:20the super chance got a lot of newmembers having numerous bagheera 1 2 3 45 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1919 at least one more it's got to becomeWatch at: 01:41:20 / 01:41:40a member right that makes it even 20yeah I gotta gonna got to get thatnumber up the I don't know what theywon't tell me what it'll do like I justkeep asking my rep I'm like is it moreimpressive and they're like yes he'slike the better you do with that you'llcome up on reports there's more likelyWatch at: 01:41:40 / 01:42:00that you can have access to other peopleand ask more questions and you neverknow that'll do anything but the more Ilearn about YouTube like this kind ofthis more I can learn about YouTube thebetter video is like I make and that'swhat analytics are for by the way when Isee how long you guys are watching whatyou guys like to watch all that itallows me to go okay so of the threeWatch at: 01:42:00 / 01:42:20hundred and thirty thousand people thatare watching or whatever what do theylike the most how do I make my contentmore like that cuz it doesn't make sensefor me like if I just have my fishroomright and I'm doing stuff for me wellgiven if it's doing it just for me Iwouldn't even film it I got it as derparound do whatever I want to do but if IWatch at: 01:42:20 / 01:42:40am now going okay do what I like to dobut also make it interesting for peoplethen I want to go well what are peoplefinding interesting oh I find thisinteresting they find that don't likethat they do like this so the more dataI can get the more I can tailor what I'mtrying to do you know so it's like ifI'm making you guys a pizza and you guysWatch at: 01:42:40 / 01:43:00hate pineapple but you love salami okaywell then let me make more salami on thepizza right so that's what we're tryingto do with the analytics and the higherechelons you get you get these peoplethat will help look at analytics for youand go hey did you notice this trend didyou notice this and not trend isn't likeWatch at: 01:43:00 / 01:43:20you know corn crops doing a fidgetspinner but trend in it like people loveyour live stream so we found outooh Cody green thanks for coming tomember number 20 number 20 we found outthat whether it was members or not so weWatch at: 01:43:20 / 01:43:40can we can separate what do memberswatch what do non-members watch both ofthem primarily watch live streams solike of the best-performing videos livestreams part of that is because YouTubeprefers longer content now but theyprefer longer content because we as theWatch at: 01:43:40 / 01:44:00viewers now prefer longer content wedon't want have to watch as many videoswe want to set a video on our TV go dosomething listen to it that kind ofstuffand so but I always assume until of liketwo weeks ago I had always assumed thatthe live streams were great for peoplethat have subscribed but not great forpeople that didn't subscribe but turnsWatch at: 01:44:00 / 01:44:20out it's good for both and so that'swhere I got reinvigorated you guys haveseen like wow he's making his livestreamsyou know every week again because beforeI was like ah you know I don't feel likedoing it blah blah but knowing that bothgroups of people like it more motivationso David Martin I have a moo moo pufferWatch at: 01:44:20 / 01:44:40that likes to eat green beans that Ifeed the pleco should should use anotherfood that the puffer will not like toeat I don't know I feel likeI would just keep feeding maybe with thelight out or maybe feed more eventuallythat puffer is gonna get full but IWatch at: 01:44:40 / 01:45:00think I would be stoked if my my Magoopuffers would eat cream beans that wouldbe awesome I want that so what is yourfavorite food for Cory's Cory myfavorite food for Cory's what am IWatch at: 01:45:00 / 01:45:20really big on right now I end up biasingso hard to try to not sound like I'mpushing something the reality is thefoods that I'm feeding a lot of to thecorridors that I like my fish room rightWatch at: 01:45:20 / 01:45:40now is frozen bloodworms and Viper bitesI mean they get other stuff too brightif I if I'm going to I don't get themsome good food I lean towards these twolike I'm just too late I'm too busy noteven later do you busy right now to makeor patchy food for them so I really loveher passion Foods to busy and yeah but IWatch at: 01:45:40 / 01:46:00don't know I guess hate it I need a meto look into that like I'm almostwilling to self-sabotage just so I don'tlook like I'm pitching you the productlike I get the 50% internet hates bugbites but I am on the 50% to love someso naturally I'm gonna if I I'm actuallyWatch at: 01:46:00 / 01:46:20feeding them that's why I have I takehome bags and feed them because I likethem and not yeahI mean this is so to be honest this isone of the foods I basically go is theis this food I'm testing better thanthisdo I do I reach for it more often do Ilike it more and most times it's likeWatch at: 01:46:20 / 01:46:40the answer's no like yeah so that's likeone of my standard foods I really likeat the moment sono chart with a final are super chatThank You Ben by the way Ben has ownchannel to going for quite a while now Ihis first live stream and he was onSaturday so yeahWatch at: 01:46:40 / 01:47:00all richard says we need nine moremembers for this video he's on tosomethingit's been a memory yet I can't seedang it can't see on the on the the oldsuper chairWatch at: 01:47:00 / 01:47:20thanks for making all those videos youor they've really helped me when I wasmaking mistakes and also point ofquitting the hobby my question is whatkinds of goldfish from the tank behindme so behind me that guy that is a blackranch ooh this one up here that is aWatch at: 01:47:20 / 01:47:40black moor and then I've got a calicoranch ooh which come on come on thescreen where are you that's that calicoone right there that's a butterfly tailit's got a big ol kind of opens up likea butterfly and then these two well whyWatch at: 01:47:40 / 01:48:00why can I do this this is a redcapAranda and a chocolate ArandaRaina's kind of got the big brain onthem I'm gonna have quite a not quite avariety but I'm definitely gonna beef uphow many goldfish are in there cuz I'mWatch at: 01:48:00 / 01:48:20really enjoying them because they'rejust they're super low maintenance theylove to eat they love to derp arounddefinitely I'm gonna beef up some of theplants the decor and that kind of stuffyeah so yeah easy aquatics says it wouldbe neat if we could gift membershipsWatch at: 01:48:20 / 01:48:40like you can't a subscription on Twitchso I am I am part of the betta teamfeedback so I can mention things likethat I can say you know give the abilityto gift it and they might implement thatso yeahWatch at: 01:48:40 / 01:49:00uh well now that we're talking derpygoldfish I tell you what what what wasthe fancy the blue fancy goldfish fromBlack Betty the blue one I think I hadwhat was called a blue Aranda I meanthey're mostly bronzy the blue is verysubtle but everyone seems to rememberWatch at: 01:49:00 / 01:49:20the the longfin vale tailed ryokancalico yeah that was one of peopleremember have I been in communicationwith Jenny I assume you mean Jenny ofsolid gold I haven't I haven'tcommunicated with her and probably aWatch at: 01:49:20 / 01:49:40year or two she's kind of just doing herown thing and yeah so I haven't nocommunication unfortunately I just hadto take a root tab out of a Guppiesmouth of that bad inherently I feel likeit's bad but I think it'll be fine Imean I wouldn't I wouldn't be feedingWatch at: 01:49:40 / 01:50:00root tabs so any reckons or Tomas Ava'sin the future we brought some time tomisawa's in the store the Reagan's Idon't know I have to get really goodlooking right you can in general ryokanstheir bodies are kind of bigger I findWatch at: 01:50:00 / 01:50:20to be a little bit more aggressive I'mtrying to keep it like chill town inthere so I I'm on the lookout for Iopens with a really big fan because thatslows them down and makes them not as adress or like he was they're aggressivethey can't chase things down so I'mtrying to keep it low-key in there likeWatch at: 01:50:20 / 01:50:40I don't want people not people butgoldfish should be getting bullied inthere and that kind of stuffso I'll remove I want it to be I don'twant to feel like every life you're likeI'll look back there's Jason to dosomething save blah blah I just want tobe like who I'm enjoying those so oncewe get done with the the warehouse moveWatch at: 01:50:40 / 01:51:00and all that I can focus on you knowtaking out some of these reflectionsthere in there and yeah I've got someideas we might do a background so it'snot the black background so it willstand out better like thereI want to do but also Peru is honestlike ten days from now or maybe 11 daysWatch at: 01:51:00 / 01:51:2011 days from now I'm in Peru so likethat's scary for me to think aboutbecause we're moving a warehousetomorrow and every day is one day closerto being in Peru I get back from Perulet me look at my calendar my calendarlooks I'd show you my calendar with allWatch at: 01:51:20 / 01:51:40these crazy dates but that would be agood thing so yeah the eleven I go toPeru I get back to 21st the 26 so fivedays later I fly out to meet with acompany in Florida I'm there till the28th we fly back the 28th then I'm atWatch at: 01:51:40 / 01:52:00home for the 29th and 30th actually yesthen Saturday the 31st some home for 2days that third day I fly out to coastwhich is a fish club in Flor not inFlorida California so if you're inCalifornia and you're near Costa MesaWatch at: 01:52:00 / 01:52:20I'm gonna be there then I'm back foralmost two like three weeks but my wifeis gone for a week then it's aqua Shellathen two weeks later basically it'saquatic experience then two weeks laterWatch at: 01:52:20 / 01:52:40it's vivarium if I buy the tickets andthen two weeks later again I'm in Chinaand then like I get back from China twodays before Thanksgiving so again notthe best timing but and nothing plannedfor December yet so it's it's kinda busyWatch at: 01:52:40 / 01:53:00so somewhere like you're going okayyou're back for two days you're back forfive days the five days of the two daysare basically like do business stuffkeep hold down the fort do live streamsthat kind of stuff that those two tothree weeks fans I can actually get someprojects done so what we're seeing is Iprobably won't be able to tackle like abackground for this thing until probablyWatch at: 01:53:00 / 01:53:20basically September so I'm alreadythat's that's the one thing I don't likeabout my business and YouTube and allthat is that even when I want to do athing it's like dang it I'm five weeksout from doing that because I'm so busyso but yeah sky sky sky land back saysWatch at: 01:53:20 / 01:53:40don't worry about the lighting contentsfast technology you know technicalissues I went harps and agree but thisis something I want to do as well like Ithink visually all I like the way theylook with the non black backgroundbecause like the black fish will pop outagainst like a brown background orWatch at: 01:53:40 / 01:54:00something like that a little more soit's you know most of stuff I'm doingnow I'm doing for me you know and ifit's for me and for you guys that's likea double win so I really like oh I gotto do that but part of it is I need toreach out to companies and go who willmake me some custom panels becausealmost no one makes it back around 40inches tall and I want to be very thin IWatch at: 01:54:00 / 01:54:20don't want to take up a bunch of thetank so I need to start writing someemails and and that kind of stuff andthat's that's going to take some timebut hey I've got five weeks so I've gotsome time I should start sir thoseemails when I can but you know right nowwe're at war with flu all getting theirapp fixed yeah there's always there'salways something more pressing on on theWatch at: 01:54:20 / 01:54:40the timeline for me so planning to go toaqua shell of Chicago which day should Igo the they're the same each day exceptfor the speakers so if you want to seeme speak I speak on Sunday if you wantto see like king of DIY and otherWatch at: 01:54:40 / 01:55:00speakers on Saturday I mean there's morethan just me on Sunday but like I thinkChris Luke up is speaking on Saturday aswell the shrimp king so it depends onbut the actual event the physical eventwill be the same both days other thanthe speakers so pick what makes sense toyou yeah what food did I eat in PeruWatch at: 01:55:00 / 01:55:20that I thought was weird but delicioushmm weird but was really good what Ohso I think the thing that because Ibrought it back that's how much I likedit was there mayonnaise it's not likeour mayonnaise where it's just like howdo I like our mayonnaise doesn't have aWatch at: 01:55:20 / 01:55:40lot of flavor I guess we're theremayonnaise has like lemon and all theseflavors in it it's not like ranch oranything but it's definitely it's meantto be used like we would use ranch inAmerica does that make senselike it's meant to be a dip I guess andnot so much like just for putting inWatch at: 01:55:40 / 01:56:00stuff so that was because that was weirdlike on the table there's all this stuffand then it was like so that's like a apouch of mayonnaise what's the deal withthat and then they're like oh try and Iwas like wait a second is amazing likewith the lemon and all that it's likeall right I can get out on that ingeneral I like mayonnaise anyway butWatch at: 01:56:00 / 01:56:20definitely it seems superior to our meknees so I brought back like four orfive of them and I think we only use twolike I have I brought back way too manything Ellen I'm never coming back soyeah that's a good pointKeiji cichlid says hit the like buttonif you've made it all the way to thisWatch at: 01:56:20 / 01:56:40point in the video hit that like buttonleave a comment let me know what foodsyou guys like and then you know the bestthing you can do is watch another videoso I know you just put in two hours butif you're watching this after the factclick on one of the links at the endwatch another video that sends like thebiggest signal to YouTube of like waitWatch at: 01:56:40 / 01:57:00they just watched a bunch of aquariumco-op and now they're watching more mygod it must be good right and then it'smy final plea if you're not a subscriberif you made it through a two-hourepisode you're on subscriber dink hitthat light hit that subscribe button allWatch at: 01:57:00 / 01:57:20that's gonna do is the algorithm isgonna show you some more stuff and whatit does is gonna figure out what youlike about us if you like the livestreams it's only gonna show you thelive streams if you don't like the lightstreams you like the short videos it'sgonna show you those but once you createhit the subscribe button you'rebasically telling the algorithm alrightI like it but curate what I see if youwant to see everythingWatch at: 01:57:20 / 01:57:40then you have to actually turn thatnotification bell on and that's likethat no no I want it all all the optionsI want it all right so that's my spiel Ihave to ask for it there's a super chatleft and I'm gonna answer it that wasactually a couple all right hold onWatch at: 01:57:40 / 01:58:00what's up in your opinion what's thebest fish food for dwarf neon rainbowfish hi veggie more protein mepersonally the best food that I thinkyou could feed would be frozen spirulinabrine shrimp you're getting veggie youWatch at: 01:58:00 / 01:58:20get good fiber you get good protein allin one package that would be the bestfood I think for those so there you gohow do I tell the algorithm to bringback to daily dose you'd have to tellYouTube to make it easier to do betteron YouTube without having to do as manyWatch at: 01:58:20 / 01:58:40yeah the daily dose grind is the problemis if everyone doesn't watch every dailydose the numbers just go through thefloor and then all of a sudden no one'sgetting serve a daily dose so it's aweird weird thingso Chad says I'm digging Dean's idea agigantic castle an 800 I would ifWatch at: 01:58:40 / 01:59:00there's some giant manufacturer outthere that can do a giant castle I kindof would love a giant castle it's gonnabe so like iconic of like here's an 8foot by 3 foot by three foot castle likeinnately that sounds awesomeyeah so if there's a way to make thatWatch at: 01:59:00 / 01:59:20happenI'd like ituh we answered that one yeah I think soeveryone but me misses the daily doseand it's because the daily dose isridiculously hard and what I mean bythat is we've watched a lot of fishWatch at: 01:59:20 / 01:59:40youtubers go daily invariably thequality goes down by a ton because theediting is insane it's hard to do a lotof fish stuff every day like you have tohave a family you have to have work orbusiness and so it's a very hardschedule to keep entertaining long termWatch at: 01:59:40 / 02:00:00yes you guys are the most engaged fansyou love it I'm trying to do a littlebit more of it behind the scenes but ifeveryone's not collectively watching itit fails on YouTube and then YouTubestarts punishing you because you'refailing so and I I myself used to do itand I did not enjoy it I don't want toWatch at: 02:00:00 / 02:00:20say I was depressed but waking up everyday going okay well shoot a video todayand then by half or three-quarters ofthe day you're knowing like this can bea terrible video like the shots to startright iö fish supposed to come in theygot delayed now what am I gonna do rightoh I got a fly all the whole day how doI make a video out of this so I in myWatch at: 02:00:20 / 02:00:40mind my plan is to make not daily dosesbut behind-the-scenes videos so like Ithink it'd be fun to show you guyseverything I did in Israel for instancebehind the scenes like this what we atethis is what it's like right in the carfor eight hours this was like seeingthis and this and this you'll get littleWatch at: 02:00:40 / 02:01:00snippets these farms knowing that thefull tour is coming out and all that soI would say that's where I'm trying togo even yeah Jimmy says weekly dose ishard yeah most people don't realize thata lot of creators struggle to get onevideo out per week we routinely do threeWatch at: 02:01:00 / 02:01:20plus and going to seven or even fivelike full-on media companies strugglewith that that's the reality so we dowhat we can so yeahAiden Meredith haven't seen you a longtime buddy neon tetras your thing thanksWatch at: 02:01:20 / 02:01:40for all live streams I didn't have moneyhey no worries buddy yeah see ya car foreight hours you yeah that's what ittakes so when you're in a car for eighthours to go to a fish farm and back likethe fish farm is the good partoutside of that not so much so well everWatch at: 02:01:40 / 02:02:00go to Japan look at the koi farms yes Ihave a standing invite by koi comthe problem is the good koi buying is inOctober and November and typically inOctober and November are events likewe've got a kwatak experience that kindof stuff so but I do plan to go one ofthese years like right nowpast couple the past year we did quiteWatch at: 02:02:00 / 02:02:20experience we did China this year we'redoing quite experience for you Chinaagain but at some point I will go to koifarms and yeah so there we go all rightguys it's 704 if you can believe it it's704 and I have another appointment atWatch at: 02:02:20 / 02:02:407:15 like I legit have anotherappointment at 7:15 that's how crazy mylife has gotten but hey fit him in whereI can and you know I should be freeabout nine o'clock tonight so thanks forhanging out thanks for all the newmembers thanks for all the super chatsWatch at: 02:02:40 / 02:03:00thanks for liking and subscribing andhanging out and I will see you wellyou'll get a video on Friday and anotherlivestream on Wednesday so nothing wrongwith that with that I'm out wish me luckon the move tomorrow it's gonna be a hotone Yanks

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  1. I use the Vita Chem vitamins on my Discus daily. I soak the cube of dehydrated Australian Black Worms well before I soak it in aquarium water. They love it, and they are very happy, healthy fish.

  2. The food they liked best was one of those jelly "vacation block" by tetra you leave in the tank for a week or 2. Very messy to be used regularly, but the fish liked it better than regular flake.

  3. You are amazing…I lhave learned alot and have items…Plants in the cart as you have convinced me that my community tank would benefit from live plants from the plastic they have now….I also have picked some variety for my fish in the food area

  4. 11:20 to 14 you talk about food sizes and that WAS one of the only problems I had with my hospital tank (tank in a children's hospital not a medicine tank). The kids have a 180 gallon "nano tank" the biggest fish in there are the only ones that are not nano (under one inch) and that's because those are half a dozen bristlenose pleco. it's impossible to get them out because it's also a planted tank that's in full bloom, I plan on replacing them with two dozen cooleeloches (if that's how you spell it?) when it came to food the kids experimented with over 100 bottles and up of 50 well known name brands (I know because it came out of my pocket in a two year span!) we came up with a fool-proof plan to feed all the fish and still keep a change in food every day. I placed two or three pellets of bottom feeder (plant matter) with a mix of five foods that i know they'll eat. each food along with the pellets is chopped down in a coffee grinder and set in it's own labeled bottle and the kids get to pick which food to use out of those five and watch to chart down what fish eat it and who watched to see if other food was coming. each bottle has it's own chart and the kids that feed "Have to" keep track and chart out what foods, when and how much. since it's a children's hospital, it teaches them the how's and why's of proper labels, food intake and medication schedules.

  5. maybe a employee scooped a dead fish out of a tank , put it in a bag and put it on the floor to put the tank lid back on or something and at that moment someone walked past and got confused about what was happening, ?

  6. Cory, I've just stumbled across you and your team and have been on a huge rabbit hole. I have mad respect for what you, Dean, randy, Robert and of course Jimmy are doing for the hobby, your dedication to the consumer and those who support you is super admirable. Rooting for your continued success, keep doing what you doing!


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