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fantailer
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Feed rice to a goldfish
« on: November 16, 2010, 06:45:38 AM »

What food can you feed a goldfish?

Can you feed it rice?
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2010, 10:15:23 AM »

You can feed goldies an almost endless diet, from broiled veggies to worms (freeze-dried bloodworms, tubifex worms, earthworms...) as well as some fruits (grapes, apples). I feed my goldies a diet that includes freeze-dried bloodworms, earthworms, kernels of corn and dethawed frozen peas (with the outer shell removed). They also love potato, houseflies (which do fall into the tank occasionally) and boiled lettuce.

I have never heard of feeding a goldfish rice! I don't believe it has much nutritional value - its much like bread, which goldfish can also eat if they have to, but contains many protiens. Brown rice would be the better choice of the two for it contains the most vitamins.  Uncooked rice - those crunchy hard pellets - would not be good for certain to feed to your fish. They like their food mushy and soft. Maybe if you steam it first...but don't take my word for it, I've never tried!
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 11:59:48 AM »

I heard that boiled rice was a common treat earlier, but I would absolutely not recommend it, mainly because it doesn't have any nutritional value, and the fish aren't used to that kind of foods.
If you want to try, go ahead! But be sure not to give too much of it!!
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2010, 08:10:45 PM »

I'll just eat the rice myself Grin Roll Eyes
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010, 10:16:53 PM »

Sounds good...time to look up recipes for rice! haha Maybe a nice stir fry or soup.  Wink
My goldies had their first pea today (as they are new, only a few days)! So exciting!
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2010, 02:55:35 AM »

Yay! Smiley Did they like it? Smiley
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2010, 06:38:49 PM »

Well, my ranchu Ranchy ate all of the peas, leaving nothing to my oranda Lovebug or my comet Enchilada! So greedy. *tisk tisk*
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2010, 01:36:04 AM »

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Sounds good...time to look up recipes for rice! haha Maybe a nice stir fry or soup.  Wink
My goldies had their first pea today (as they are new, only a few days)! So exciting!

Rice and pork adobo so yummy. Wink
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2010, 01:37:36 AM »

I wouldn't even think of feeding rice to my goldfish.
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2010, 06:00:06 AM »

Rice and Pork adobo...never heard of it but it sounds yummy! Smiley
I think you should give us the recipe! LOL! Wink
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2010, 11:48:45 AM »

When is my next chinese mum  Cheesy
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2010, 10:11:25 PM »

LOL guys!

Rice sounds interesting... I've had it plenty of times but for a goldie??? I'll definitely go do some research and see if I can contribute anything new to the conversation that nobody has added yet.
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2010, 03:18:03 AM »

Mindemae: Adobo
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Sure! I have to find the recipe I use. Wink
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2010, 09:22:19 AM »

Thank you, that was interesting!  I'd like to try and make that!
If you want to, you could send me the recipe via personal messages! Smiley
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2010, 05:10:09 PM »

One of my fantails Orbitz ate all the peas and did not save one for Titan ll. Angry
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2010, 05:17:57 PM »

It's sometimes like that Smiley But you'll notice that Titan will see the point with the peas soon enough! He may not have noticed them just yet Smiley
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #16 on: November 29, 2010, 06:56:23 AM »

Yeah Titan is more of a meat fan. I gave them some worms and he didn;t save any for Orbitz! Grin
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #17 on: November 29, 2010, 10:34:48 AM »

I got a new book and it DOES say that you can feed rice to goldfish.
Actually it is a book about raising fish in china and they do feed rice to their goldfish, cooked that is and lots of live food...water fleas in particular! Smiley
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #18 on: November 29, 2010, 11:15:38 AM »

What's the title of the book? Smiley
I recently ordered one for myself by the same "company" that gave out "Encyclopedia of Aquarium and Pond Fish", it's a rather similar book, and I enjoy reading the same things from different angles to collect as much info as possible from as many points of view as I can! Cheesy
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #19 on: November 29, 2010, 11:30:59 AM »

This book is called Chinese Goldfish and it seems to be written in simple text, like it may have been translated into english or something.  Or maybe written how the person speaks english??  I don't know but it shows how the chinese kept goldfish for years since before the Ming dynasty.  It has super cool pictures, only 100 pages tho but really interesting.   Smiley
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Re: Feed rice to a goldfish
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2010, 11:42:01 AM »

Nice! Smiley
I saw one about Japanese goldfish, a really big book full of everything from paintings to how they care for their fish! Cheesy I would so love it, but it's pretty expensive :C
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