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Wandafish
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Goldfish Diet
« on: June 15, 2010, 10:33:27 AM »

I'm not sure if my goldfish is a common or a comet one, but do they generally like to eat blood worms and live plants?  Also does anyone know if they would probably like homemade goldfish food?  (the recipe from this site)

Thanks for any help anyone can give  Smiley
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Mindemae
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Re: Goldfish Diet
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 11:05:20 AM »

Hi Wanda,
Common goldfish have shorter fins and comets have long fins.  that's pretty much the difference between the two, as both are slim bodied shape and fast swimmers. Smiley

Goldfish will eat just about everything.   They would enjoy the bloodworms and if you want to try the recipe on this site go ahead.  I think most of us feed frozen peas popped out of their skin and bits of orange as a treat. 

Goldfish treat most live aquatic plants like we treat potato chips... Wink
The love to munch on them!  Make sure you place only aquatic plants that your pet shop approves as safe for aquariums since some common regular house plants may be poisoness.
Good luck with your new little friend! Cheesy
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Katarine
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Re: Goldfish Diet
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010, 11:57:31 AM »

Like Mindemae said, unless your fish are like mine, and dont realize that the real plant is in fact real XD My fish have been around fake plants their whole life up until now, so theyre leaving my sword plant alone XD (and I do laugh when others are like "my fish dug up/ ate my plant again! D:" lol )
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Nicole
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Re: Goldfish Diet
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2010, 01:51:14 PM »

Our fish also have a clip on a suction cup designed for aquariums.  You can put lettuce, algae wafers, and other munchies in that, and it's easy to take out the leftovers.  I like goldfish granules myself because they sink and the fishies don't gulp as much air.  Also, don't freak out if they go after a piece of their own poop!  They will spit it out 99.9% of the time; fish just go after floating things or things on top of the water in general, such as air bubbles, pieces of plant, and, once, my little finger. Wink
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Hanna
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Re: Goldfish Diet
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 05:54:16 AM »

There is a whole list of things fishies love;

Ours can choose of 4 different types of flakes, crisps, 2 types of pellets, then I offer them frozen bloodworms, veggiecubes and brineshrimp. The fresh meals include thawed peas, watermelon, orange and strawberries.  Grin

Enjoy your littel fish friend
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Katarine
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Re: Goldfish Diet
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2010, 12:27:42 PM »

I can't add whats already been mentioned for different fish foods, all I can say is their stomachs are very very hardy.. like, have you ever seen a fish.. you know.. throw up? I dont think they have a gag reflex.. lol
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