Hi. The reason for this question is based around the fact I am a complete novice when it comes to keeping fish. I DID have a goldfish once, that lived for about 10 years or something. I won the wee chap at the funfair. It was him (always thought of him as a guy) or a coconut. Seeing as coconuts are such a pain in the ass to actually get IN to & are rather disappointing once you get there, I chose "Archie". He lived a solitary existance. This was at his behest. How so? Well he ate the 2 "friends" I tried to introduce, at one point & another. He also survived a night on the carpet, having decided to leap out of his tank one night, whilst I was in bed. In the morning the burning effect the carpet must have had on him had turned him white down one side. Amazingly he seemed to shrug it off & was with me for a good couple of years after. Once he passed on to that great goldfish bowl in the sky (because they DO have souls by the way) the distress this caused me meant I was unable to LOOK at another fish for many, many years. Probably. Anyway, all that aside, I have 2 lovely wee fish now. Not sure of their name to be honest. They are almost white in colour, with a splash of orange on the top of their heads. They seem to be very friendly little chaps. They are always up at the glass if you are there & seem very curious. The are probably an inch long ( that's real inch, not MMAANN INCH) from top to tail & the tail is very impressive. My question(s) to you guys is/are this. Firstly, what are they actually called? Secondly, how much do you reckon I should feed them & how often? And finally, how much water should I keep them in? Now, you'll probably think I should have asked these questions when I purchased them. I would. But, you see, I did. Unfortunately the 17 year old waif behind the counter professed complete ignorance in anything whatsoever, other than the current series of x factor, or her boyfriends taste in clothes. Neither were of much use to me, unfortunately. So here I am Now, at this juncture I have 2 of the little chaps in about 4.5 litres of water. They are in a tank that resembles a huge brandy glass, the bottom of which is covered in pebble type stones. I am feeding them something called Aquarian, advanced nutrition, goldfish flake food, at the rate of 2 flakes each, every second day. I am feeding them at this rate because that is what someone advised me to feed them. There is nothing scientific about it. He just claimed to know. Therefore, I am now on this site, seeking some form of clarification, from people who actually know what they are talking about. All kidding aside, I don't want to wake up one morning to find them dead. So if anyone out there has any advice I could follow then I will appreciate it. Thanx.