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Nossie
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2010, 04:18:36 AM »

You're welcome! Smiley

It was a little problem before with all the posts about "what should I feed my fish?" so I decided to bunch it up in one place Smiley
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2010, 01:18:13 PM »

hey didnt see anything on here about food i use. i might have missed it in all the text but it is an awesome food they go nuts for.
called Saki Hikari (purple bag)
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Rich in highly purified Astaxanthin (a carotenoid) and pure-cultured spirulina, offering lab verified, vivid color-enhancement of the reds without negatively impacting the whites.
A complete and balanced formulation which promotes improved growth and desirable form while offering improved assimilation.
Rich in vitamin E and vitamin C offering superior stress reduction and improved immunity to infectious disease.
The Hikari-Germ(TM) reduces and reconditions waste thereby improving overall water quality, filter effectiveness and regularly scheduled maintenance


 The Hikari Germ process
 
The scientifically developed Saki-Hikari Fancy Goldfish diets utilize the finest quality ingredients we can find, including a patented, living probiotic. A merging of world-class technology, nutritional balance and patented ingredients allow us to bring you this revolutionary diet."Hikari Germ" is a strain of Bacillus bacteria which, when fed, proliferates itself inside the intestine of the Goldfish offering many incredible benefits.

 Accelerates the digestive process, improves nutrient absorption.
Rapidly takes priority in the intestine overpowering bad bacteria and reducing its propagation and ability to infect your fish.
Reduces waste output and consistency thereby positively impacting overall water quality.
 
i buy mine on petmountain.com cheapest i have found at $12.69 bag it is expensive but worth it.

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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2010, 01:25:50 PM »

Aimee,
 Do you feed your fish anything else?  Like any veggies?
I'm going out of town tomorrow.
I'll see if I can find the Saki Hikari. Or is it only available online?
I feed the Hikari Frozen Tubifex worms but that is the only food I have from that brand.
Thanx for the info on the Saki! Cheesy
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2010, 02:50:21 PM »

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Aimee,
 Do you feed your fish anything else?  Like any veggies?
I'm going out of town tomorrow.
I'll see if I can find the Saki Hikari. Or is it only available online?
I feed the Hikari Frozen Tubifex worms but that is the only food I have from that brand.
Thanx for the info on the Saki! Cheesy

Oh no i feed the saki hikari 3 times a day and frozen bloodworms once a day and every other day they get frozen peas. and on advice of a breeder who raises the chubby round bodied ranchu i feed canned tuna (in water) chopped tiny and cooked pasta chopped tiny at least once a week instead of pellets. He really wants me to feed only that because of how round they are, his fish live a long time on that diet
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2010, 03:38:33 PM »

I've got the Saki-Hikari food Smiley And my fiancé bought it online from a shop in Poland Cheesy I couldn't find it in any Finnish shop so far :/
At most there's the koi pellets, staple - and color enhancing goldfish food Smiley

Didn't add it to the list since there already were pellets mentioned and.. .well... Saki-Hikari IS simply a pelleted food for goldfish Smiley
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #35 on: December 01, 2010, 03:45:22 PM »

I long to feed my goldies the Saki-Hikari food...even looked for it online...but could only find it bought in bulk  Angry Perhaps I'll find something that comes somewhere close to its quality and nutritional benefits.

I tried feeding boiled carrot to my goldies and they wouldn't eat it. Any suggestions on cooking time/feeding instructions?
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2010, 04:06:51 PM »

Goldiegirl, I fed frozen and thawed carrotts, cut in tiny pieces.. like the peas. They ate them, not as greed y as the peas though.

Did you look for the Hikari food on ebay?
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #37 on: December 01, 2010, 04:20:40 PM »

Hee hee well I guess just steaming the carrots for half an hour doesn't work then. I cut it into small pieces as well, but they refused to eat it  Undecided Thank you for telling me - I shall search for them at the grocery store. And yes, I did. The only stuff I found was supposed to be bought "in bulk", and cost $58.00 for four pounds of it. I just need a one ounce bottle, not a jumbo bag.  Tongue
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #38 on: December 01, 2010, 04:27:27 PM »

I got a 7 oz. bag on ebay for $17 including shipping.  It's from one of the guys on goldfishkeepers site that sells it.
I thought that was pretty expensive.  Shocked  Hope my guys love it!  It must be made from gold...lol  Roll Eyes
That was the cheapest I could find! Smiley
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #39 on: December 02, 2010, 10:21:53 AM »

It smells much like death itself, but seems to be quite delicious Wink
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #40 on: December 02, 2010, 05:35:28 PM »

Why oh why would I want something that smells like death in my house? lol XD Moreover, why would i feed it to my fish?? LOL
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #41 on: December 02, 2010, 11:15:24 PM »

To me it's not that bad smells just like a strong smelling cat food. My 21 lb cat comes running when I open bag lol. I have noticed a difference in swim balance in my chubby round ranchus since I switched to this food. Several professional breeders on goldfish keepers highly recommended it so I switched from hikari lionhead to it.


It's the shipping that kills you on price food itself is $12.95 at petmountain.com and they have sales alot where if you spend over certain amount shipping free and their shipping is $6.99 otherwise here is a coupon site that has good coupons for them like right now have free shipping on orders $50 up and other offers at  (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.) .

  Bigals.com also carries the food for 13.99 bag, shipping always free with order over $75 also this site has some good coupons for them  (Link is not visible to guests. Please register to view.) like free shipping over $35.

 I also just found a new site that sells it for $9.99 bag and right now there is coupon for free shipping over $99 order (petsolutions.com) and together use coupon for $5 off $50 NEWSIGN.


I have found all these sites are alot cheaper on supplies than local petstores. I hope this info helps someone who wants to try it out.
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #42 on: December 02, 2010, 11:33:13 PM »

I ordered it and can't wait to get it!  Wink   
That's funny, Aimee about your cat!  I was feeding the plecos and clown loaches some shrimp pellets tonight and I accidently dropped some on the carpet and boy did our chihuahua come running and cleaned those up fast! LOL!  That's why we named him Hoover! LOL! Cheesy
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #43 on: December 03, 2010, 01:21:03 AM »

I found out that on the Sunday Markets, you can get food much cheaper than in pet stores. Quite a few sellers there. Smiley
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #44 on: December 04, 2010, 05:41:17 PM »

Ok, I got my saki Hikari today!!! WOW!!! That was fast!  He not only gave me a discount but also sent me a pretty big container of the OSI tubifex worm cubes for FREE!  What a nice guy!!  I would totally recommend buying from him! Smiley
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #45 on: December 05, 2010, 03:46:54 AM »

Lovely! Smiley I always get a little liquorice bar when I order online from my fishguy! Cheesy Besides, he's got pretty much everything in stock Wink
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #46 on: December 05, 2010, 09:11:52 PM »

Do you reckon I could feed goldfish banana?

Don't worry...didn't read properly. >.<
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #47 on: December 05, 2010, 09:18:56 PM »

I have never fed mine bananas but other people do and they say they love them! Smiley
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #48 on: December 05, 2010, 09:24:37 PM »

Mr. Tailer is bananas for them Wink I just tried him with a piece of cooked carrot and it looked like he was enjoying it and then all the sudden he upchucked the whole thing...maybe he was feeling my pain? LOL but it made me laugh as is there no clearer way of letting someone know that they hate a particular food!
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #49 on: December 05, 2010, 09:31:49 PM »

i have never fed bananas but sounds like it could be quite messy for your tank unless they not very ripe. not sure just a thought.

 And is there a way to find out if lots of potassium is ok for goldies because are goldies prone to constipation and i know in humans bananas what you eat for diarrhea to firm up your stool (lol gross to speak of).
I dont think i would feed it to them just because of the possibilty of potassium to constipate. I am probably being overly careful but better safe then sorry.

sounds like some on here do feed them with no problems so i am probably wrong just a worrywart here.
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #50 on: December 05, 2010, 09:36:44 PM »

I think you are on to something there Aimee. Probably a good idea to avoid for that reason, particularly if you have deep bodied goldies.
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #51 on: December 05, 2010, 09:52:58 PM »

Exactly why I have never fed mine bananas.
I just think I would have to follow the bananas with lots of peas then! Cheesy
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #52 on: December 06, 2010, 04:16:41 AM »

I didn't have problems at all feeding bananas to my fish, I only did it once anyway, I think, we don't usually have bananas in the house Tongue

Either way, I'm sure it's just healthy for them goldfish to have a bit of extra whatever in their diet C:
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #53 on: December 06, 2010, 08:45:48 AM »

I disagree in that I don't like to feed my fish anything that would not be simuliar for fish to eat in the wild.
For one thing I don't think their digestive systems are set up to eat alot of land foods.  Leafy greens is mostly what I feed as a treat because they are simuliar to leafy plant food found in the water.  The other problem I have with bananas and apples and other fruit is it is so high in sugar!  even carrots are!   I give mine a bit of orange pulp once in awhile for extra vit C because goldfish do not store or manufacture vitamin C themselves.  Smiley
And I do feed them the green shelled peas just because they love them and they have a laxative effect.  Sort of cleans out the system once in awhile. Wink
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2010, 09:03:49 AM »

I think it is okay in moderation to feed them plants produced on the land Wink
Though it probably isn't good too make up a large proportion of their diet.
I feed mine way more algae pellets and seaweed then I do other plants.

I had no problems feeding banana either, although I have only done it twice. They loved it though Cheesy
It wasn't messy or anything I just cut it up really small and only gave them a piece each at a time.
Its so cute watching them chew it up ^_^
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2010, 04:37:42 PM »

Honestly, I don't think there are issues with it either. Unless of course they ACTUALLY CONTAIN things that goldfish simply can't digest. There are a few of those in spinach for instance, but it can be removed by boiling it. Besides, in small amounts, how harmful could it be??
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #56 on: December 06, 2010, 05:07:53 PM »

Vitamin C is a very delicate vitamin, it hasn't got a long lifetime at all. Even if you buy "fresh" veggies from the supermarket, at least half of the Vit.C ( ascorbic acid ) is already lost. It also belongs to those vitamins which are soluble in water.
This is why it would be the most ideal thing to grow your own lettuce, etc, eat it straight away after harvesting it.
Or better buy the shock frozen veggies, they contain more Vit C than the so called fresh vegetables in the supermarkets.
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #57 on: December 06, 2010, 05:17:27 PM »

April:

That happen to me once when my goldfish Orbitz barfed all of his lettuce!
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #58 on: January 07, 2011, 05:21:44 PM »

Yesterday I bought GREEN MARINE ALGAE with natural garlic extract which is basically or primarily meant to be fed to marine fish.
But it also sais suitable for freshwater herbivourous fish.

It has Crude Protein 33.9% only
          Crude Fat         1.4%
          Crude Fiber      5.2%      (woohoo)
          Moisture           6.8%

Ingredients: Dried seaweed and garlic extract ( for increased palatability and immunity )

Our goldies just went nuts, after looking at them for 5 minutes, but congreating underneath the clip and sussing out what this may be.

Thought I share this one with you guys, just in case this food wasn't mentioned somewhere else already. It might have though  Wink
It is manufactured by Ocean Nutrition.
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #59 on: January 07, 2011, 05:31:27 PM »

This is very interesting I've not heard of this food before. So the kiddies really enjoyed it after a thorough eyeballing then. I can so see their little faces and multiple what the hecks is this LMAO!!! Thanks for sharing the link Hanna Grin
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