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OrandaLover
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Fish Nutrition
« on: October 20, 2010, 07:38:30 PM »

So basically I've been wondering about the nutritional needs of goldfish. What kinds of foods do they need not only to stay healthy, but be happy and active? I know that if I feed my fish the same food forever, they'll end up getting bored. What kinds of manufactured foods would you recommend (Wardley, TetraMin, etc) and what kinds of natural foods (cucumber, peas,etc)?

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Andrea
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Re: Fish Nutrition
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2010, 09:36:03 PM »

You can find alot information about this already on the forum so please have a look around. Nossie did a great post on this the other week.

I reckon a varied diet is most important and it is hard to recommend a good brand as every country as different ones Smiley They are all pretty good, ask at your local pet shop and see what other specific goldfish food they have.

Here's the link to what Nossie and Hanna have already written about fish food (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.)
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OrandaLover
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Re: Fish Nutrition
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2010, 10:52:58 PM »

okay, thanks Andrea! I'll take a look
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fantailer
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Re: Fish Nutrition
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010, 06:40:42 AM »

I would suggest:

insects caught outside that cannot sting or bite painfully
cucumbers
lettuce
peas
zucchini
shrimp
very small fish
slugs
worms
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OrandaLover
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Re: Fish Nutrition
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2010, 09:19:33 AM »

slugs and very small fish? Can goldies eat other live fish and slugs??
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Re: Fish Nutrition
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2010, 10:38:29 AM »

They eat guppy-sized fish, yes, but I'd rather avoid that since goldfish aren't really predatory. And slugs, yes. Anything that fits into their mouths Wink
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Re: Fish Nutrition
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2010, 11:44:30 AM »

wow, never knew that!  Cheesy That's really interesting
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Andrea
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Re: Fish Nutrition
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2010, 04:06:10 AM »

They'll try to eat anything!!! I had a tug of war with Sunshine about two weeks ago with an elastic band that got lose and must have looked like a worm. One of the scariest moments of my life fighting with my goldfish over an elastic band  Undecided Haha, I won luckily Smiley
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Re: Fish Nutrition
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2010, 05:00:57 AM »

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So basically I've been wondering about the nutritional needs of goldfish. What kinds of foods do they need not only to stay healthy, but be happy and active? I know that if I feed my fish the same food forever, they'll end up getting bored. What kinds of manufactured foods would you recommend (Wardley, TetraMin, etc) and what kinds of natural foods (cucumber, peas,etc)?




Here's the link: Nossie wrote very good posts and I summarized a few posts from different people.
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fantailer
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Re: Fish Nutrition
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2010, 06:39:59 AM »

Andrea that's really funny! Grin Grin Grin Grin
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Andrea
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Re: Fish Nutrition
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2010, 10:22:36 PM »

I guess so, wasn't funny at the time  Sad
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Re: Fish Nutrition
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2010, 03:14:38 AM »

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They'll try to eat anything!!! I had a tug of war with Sunshine about two weeks ago with an elastic band that got lose and must have looked like a worm. One of the scariest moments of my life fighting with my goldfish over an elastic band  Undecided Haha, I won luckily Smiley

OMG Andrea, I'd be scared to death, lucky you that you've seen it.
It sounds funny, but I bet it isn't at all.
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Andrea
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Re: Fish Nutrition
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2010, 07:21:32 AM »

Yeah, I walked in and saw it laying there and I went to quickly wash my hands before putting my hand in there to get out, well before I even got a chance to do that Sunshine went for it and it was like OMG  Shocked Goldfish are stronger than you think Tongue
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