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neekay
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goldfish feeding time
« on: March 24, 2009, 12:11:10 PM »

hi the goldfish i have just bought dnt seem to be eating the food i have bought for them that the pet centre told me to buy!! i went back today and they told me that they are probaly just not hungry but can they get ill if they dnt eat there food!
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Amy
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Re: goldfish feeding time
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2009, 12:40:17 PM »

Do you know the temperature of the water? Remember goldfish are cold blooded so their metabolism will slow down (digest their food more slowly and will be less hungry) if the water temperature is low.  This is  completely normal for goldfish.

Another thing i would keep an eye out for is any sign of illness on the goldfish, especially if they were recently purchased. Look to see if the fins, eyes, and scales look normal and healthy. Also watch to see if the fish are swimming ok.

Sometimes it will take them a day or two to get used to a new environment before they start eating. Use high quality goldfish food from name brands such as tetrafin goldfish flakes, wardleys, etc..
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neekay
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Re: goldfish feeding time
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 01:16:49 PM »

we were told to buy a mixture of food so they don't become independant on 1 food and we brought goldfish  flakes  goldfish food ( small brown bits ) blood worm, brine shrimp, and tubifex  how ever they eat all of them except the brine shrimp and tubifex so are the last to foods not suitable for goldfish we have 1 pearl scale 1 blue oranda 4 comets and 2 weather loachs    cheers
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Re: goldfish feeding time
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2009, 07:30:39 PM »

my goldfish seem to love oranges! if i drop them into the water they start nibbling on it around 3 minutes later. Oranges provide essential Vitamin C. Also, my fish enjoy romaine lettuce, shelled peas, pumpkin, and spinach (eww).
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