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Harry
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I have 7 goldfish, I know they say I am suppose to feed them once a day
« on: April 23, 2008, 11:11:56 AM »

But why do  they always seem hungry? They are always searching for food at the top. I don't know if I should feed them maybe 3 times a day? How many times is okay?
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Alex
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Re: I have 7 goldfish, I know they say I am suppose to feed them once a day
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2008, 04:56:55 PM »

goldfish swim around not knowing where or when their next meal is coming from, they will literally eat themselves to death (over eating that is).

You should feed them enough food so that they are done after 5 mins.

If their stomachs start looking depressed or empty, feed them again. Otherwise, don't worry about it too much, they are fine. There's always scraps at the bottom of the tank and if you over feed them the tanks just gonna get dirty. They won't starve.
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Izzy
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Re: I have 7 goldfish, I know they say I am suppose to feed them once a day
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2008, 09:22:05 AM »

Goldfish always look hungry, but dont' be fooled! They probably aren't! Feed them a few pellets or flakes of food 3 times a day, and observe how they look, do they frantically search the bottom for more, if so then they have been fed the right amount, but, if your goldfish look a bit plumper, then they are overfed. Feed them less next time.
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Re: I have 7 goldfish, I know they say I am suppose to feed them once a day
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2010, 11:24:11 PM »

overfeeding can kill the fish
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Nossie
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Re: I have 7 goldfish, I know they say I am suppose to feed them once a day
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 02:28:23 PM »

3 times a day, it's a good amount! Make sure you feed them a variety of foods, different pellets and flakes for example, along with some live foods (they're sold freeze-dried).

But it's a good thing that your fish show appetite Smiley A healthy goldfish is a bit hungry, not staring, but hungry Wink And if you'd feed them until they simply lose interest in the food, you're looking for trouble. So decide for a certain amount of food and stick with it! The important thing is that the fish get the nutrients needed.
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