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cheri_alexander
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Live food options
« on: February 19, 2012, 02:27:58 PM »

Hello all. I want more live food options, I currently breed (farm?) red worms and white worms but I want an aquatic food instead of just insects. Would ghost shrimp be an acceptable live food? Does anyone know if they are nutritious? Would the goldfish be able to find them? I would like to keep whatever I get in a 5 or 8 gallon tank. They'll need to be easy to care for and easy to breed. Any suggestions? I had hoped my platys would provide me with fry for the goldfish but since one has dissapeared/died I don't think that will happen..
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Nossie
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Re: Live food options
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2012, 04:21:35 PM »

I don't know actually about what shrimp that would be good to breed for goldfish except Artemia maybe? Smiley They're pretty easy to hatch.
If you could, you could also try finding some krill frozen or freeze dried c:
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cheri_alexander
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Re: Live food options
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2012, 04:24:46 PM »

Oh yes, we have freeze-dried and frozen krill and brine shrimp plus the occasional cocktail shrimp but I really want a lot of live food options as I am hoping to breed in the spring.
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Re: Live food options
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012, 04:33:18 AM »

What about bladder snails? Can you feed those to goldfish?
Although I don't plan on feeding any of my snail family to Lucky, it could be an option?

It came to mind because they are so easy to look after, they can survive in still water/stagnant, so you don't have to worry too much about water quality being pristine and they breed allllll the time, I have tiny babies all over my snail tank at the moment.
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Nossie
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Re: Live food options
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 04:44:18 AM »

My goldfish had no interest in snails, so I doubt it...

But as I said, artemia are easy to hatch in a bottle and make good live food Grin You can also put a bucket of water outside and hope some mosquitoes will lay eggs in it, you can collect the mosquito larvae later too.
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