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Hanna
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #60 on: January 07, 2011, 05:46:08 PM »

Yeah, it was too cute, could hear their little brains rattling, lol.
And this morning they couldn't wait for me to put the clip in...

( Hope I didn't meet Jack on this one, but I thought it is the best place to let you guys know... )
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #61 on: January 07, 2011, 05:53:28 PM »

This seems like the most logical place to post it I think Jack went to meet Daniel Grin
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #62 on: January 07, 2011, 07:02:47 PM »

ROFLMAO... nappies where are they? Grin

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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #63 on: January 07, 2011, 09:53:17 PM »

Sounds interesting Hanna Smiley I want to add even more variety to my fishies diet so I'll look out for it at the shop next time, my store doesn't seem to have as a great collection as yours does though. So much garlic, does your tank give off a garlic pong? Hehe  Wink
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #64 on: January 07, 2011, 11:40:18 PM »

Thanks Hanna! Smiley
Do they sell it at major chain pet stores or did you get it from your LFS?
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2011, 12:15:16 AM »

Also I was wondering what is good to leave in the tank for goldfish to eat when you go away on holidays? For say a week?
Because I remember reading somewhere...I think Hanna posted it...? That those holidays blocks are no good.
I'm not going away any time soon and usually my parents can feed them but I am just curious in case the situation ever arises ^_^



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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #66 on: January 08, 2011, 12:47:31 AM »

Abbie and Andrea, I got it at the LFS, haven't seen it at the chain stores like Petbarn, Best Friends or PetStock.
But there is a place you can order online, I will post it on here.

According to holidays, fishies can easily survive with plants in their tank up to 2 weeks without being fed.
Before going on holidays I'd do a major waterchange.
And if you like your mum and dad to feed them, you can leave prepacked portions and strickt instructions how and when to feed. Holiday blocks just pollute the water which means Ammonia spikes and what they cause.... Sad we don't want that  Wink Tongue

Ok, I hunt for that link now Wink

here we go, it is an Australian Company you can order online what your heart desires, lol
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #67 on: January 08, 2011, 01:52:50 AM »

Thanks Hanna Smiley
I have had only had to use the holiday blocks once before but now I most definitely won't be using them again Smiley
I was planning on making an order on that website anyway so that works out well.

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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #68 on: January 08, 2011, 03:52:06 AM »

Oooh it comes with a bonus seaweed clip to. Yay.
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #69 on: January 08, 2011, 06:39:37 AM »

Thanks Hanna Smiley
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #70 on: January 08, 2011, 06:57:27 AM »

 Wink ;DNo worries ladies, your fishies will surely enjoy it
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #71 on: January 12, 2011, 12:10:18 PM »

This is the first time I check this thread and i found it very informative. I have a quick question though. The tank I got from a person who gave me as well some fish food and I just wonder if this could be given to my Kara.

One is TetraMin Tropical Granules (The Rich Mix) and apparently this is supposed to be given to small tropical fish. (Picture is included).

The other one is Nutrafin Basix freeze dried Blood Worms which is again supposed to be given to all tropical fish. (Picture is included).

Is it safe to feed this to my goldie? I do not seem to find any expiry date. I kept it in dry dark place just in case and never tried to give it to Kara.
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #72 on: January 12, 2011, 12:27:36 PM »

Yeah, sure!  Feed them as a treat and use the fresh goldfish food you are currently feeding, as a staple diet. Smiley
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #73 on: January 12, 2011, 12:58:29 PM »

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Yeah, sure!  Feed them as a treat and use the fresh goldfish food you are currently feeding, as a staple diet. Smiley

Ok, thanks to know it. Smiley My goldie is going to have different types of treat from now on.
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #74 on: January 29, 2011, 06:07:12 PM »

Thanks for the advice! I appreciate it!
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #75 on: May 14, 2011, 11:06:08 PM »

Just NEVER feed corn!! It is illegal to use corn for fishing, in many states, because it blocks fresh water fish's digestive tracts and eventually kills the fish!! Fish derive no nutritional value from corn.

Also, citric fruit, due to high acidity, causes your PH to drop.

Stick with Greens and professional food made by experts. 

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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #76 on: July 26, 2011, 12:54:48 PM »

Wooo this is great! I love healthy happy fishies so I'll definitely be trying more veggies Cheesy I've noticed though that they love to eat my plecos algae waffer....... so I tried breaking it into pieces but I saw mr. bubbles swallow a piece and I kinda freaked, is it safe for them to do that?
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #77 on: July 27, 2011, 01:29:31 AM »

Pleco pellets are supposed to be rasped on, like plecos do, and they're far too hard for a goldfish to chew just like that, so it's much safer for the fish if you get some bigger wafers that they can just nibble on and get smaller pieces at a time.
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #78 on: July 27, 2011, 12:35:54 PM »

The wafer is a normal sized algae wafer. I'm gonna drop it in whole so the goldys won't try to swallow a piece or anything Smiley thank you
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #79 on: July 28, 2011, 01:56:50 AM »

No problem Smiley

I have some that actually fit in the two biggest fishes' mouths @_@ They keep eating them just like that (having troubles and looking awkward while chewing...)... it's nothing I'd recommend, so I bought a much bigger kind... xD
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #80 on: September 11, 2011, 03:59:24 AM »

Wow great thread guys, I've found this really useful Cheesy

I just wanted to ask with blanching, I've read you can do it in a microwave? Is this true? If so how long would stuff need to go in there for, like 30 seconds - 1 minute and then let it cool?

Didn't know if any of you had experience blanching veggies that way?

I got a veggie clip so I can keep veggies submerged for my fish Smiley
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #81 on: September 11, 2011, 01:41:17 PM »

I only heard of steaming vegetables in a microwave, blanching means bringing it to a boil and then taking it away from the stove, so trying to make water boil in a microwave would take pretty long, I imagine Smiley
In any case, there are special kinds of bowls to use when steaming veggies. Mom has one that works the way that you put water in a lid-like bottom part of the bowl and then you put another lid on top, and leave the veggies in the microwave for about 20 minutes.
You could try looking in grocery stores and stuff Smiley

Generally though, I usually blanch the vegetables in a pot on the stove Wink
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #82 on: September 11, 2011, 01:48:00 PM »

Ah okay, it's only because I usaully cook vegetables to eat, in a microwaveable bowl with some water and in about 4 minutes it's cooked, so didn't know if the same process could be used for feeding Lucky Smiley

Also I just found this with regards to peas, the whole article itself spoke about Betta fish and if their constipated, but I just took out this individual section;


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I tried dropping half a blanched pea in to the tank for Lucky to see if he liked it, he raced towards it with curiosity and sort of sucked at it, then swam off and hasn't touched it since XD Maybe the pea wasn't soft enough for him? I'm worried that mashing it up will make it disperse in the water?
I have noticed though that the plant in the tank has some bites out of it, so I might try him on something leafy seeing as his been nibbling at the plant Roll Eyes
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #83 on: September 12, 2011, 02:46:27 AM »

Of course it can be used for Lucky Smiley You can give him/her some of the veggies you make for yourself, just make sure they're not spiced and that you've let them cool a bit before feeding Smiley In the case of peas, pop them out of the shells too and if needed, cut them into smaller pieces Smiley

I think the pea was simply far too big for him to eat. Unless you left the shell on... Tongue
And I could add that my goldfish don't like lettuce or cucumber at all, so even if your goldie is nibbling on the plants, doesn't mean he'll love the lettuce Smiley Some kinds taste sort of bitter. In any case, you have to try! Try every vegetable you eat and give a small piece to the fish to see if he likes it! Smiley
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #84 on: September 12, 2011, 03:44:50 AM »

Thanks Nossie, I've tried some more pieces of blanched pea this morning, Lucky saw it drop, swam up to it, nibbled it a bit and then swam off XD So I tried a different sized piece (thinking it was the size) and he swam up, nibbled, swam off, so I tried a smaller piece and he swam towards it, it fell into the gravel and he just swam off Roll Eyes

I stayed to watch if he did go back near it, but he didn't, he knew I was watching though as he gave the aquarium plant a quick cheeky nibble whilst swimming around Tongue

I've checked back on the tank now its lunch time and oddly I can't see any more pea remains in the gravel, so maybe he ate it after all XD

With regards to aquarium plants are there any plants that are particularly good for them? Or is it just down to individual tastes as to which ones they like?
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #85 on: September 12, 2011, 02:06:19 PM »

He probably found the pieces grazing the gravel Wink

Well, I figured they like things with thin leaves, like Hornwort, and also the kind that has reddish leaves Smiley I don't know why, but they disappeared really fast in our community tank... xD
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #86 on: September 15, 2011, 03:13:52 PM »

Ah thanks I'll keep a look out when I next go Goldfish food shopping! ^_^

Also with lettuce and all things cellulose, how is the best way to boil them to get rid of the cellulose before giving it to  Lucky? I boiled some lettuce type things just now and it's shrivelled quite a lot XD Is that still okay for Lucky to eat? Or did I boil it too long?

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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #87 on: September 17, 2011, 03:54:59 AM »

I haven't boiled lettuce, to be honest (bad, bad at cooking...) but I think it's just fine if it shrivels, in the end you can't really overboil their food as long as it's cooled down when you give it to the fish Smiley At most some amounts of nutrients are lost, but no big deal Cheesy
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #88 on: October 15, 2011, 12:48:37 AM »

I've tried boiled lettuce and brocoli but so far my goldies don't seem too excited about veggies, they either eat a little and/or spit it out, play with it or ignore it all together. *scratches head* Now I know how a mother feels when she can't get her kids to eat their veggies. lol

I've read alot on here and peas and how they're good for Goldies, but the thing is, my family does'nt buy peas cause no one really likes them but what we do buy is the cup noodles that usually have peas in them. So I took one out and shelled it and rinsed it off real good under some water to get whatever seasonings might be on it. I pinched it into little bits and fed it to my goldies. They seem to love the peas, but is it safe to feed them the peas out fo the cup noodles?
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Re: Guide to Feeding Veggies
« Reply #89 on: October 15, 2011, 03:48:02 AM »

You could easily buy a little bag of frozen peas from the grocery store! It'll last forever in the freezer and you can take out just the amount of peas you want to feed at a time and thaw those.

The cup noodle-peas probably have spices on them either way and animal digestion systems aren't made to deal with those, it could be harmful in the long run. Easiest, cheapest and best would be to buy some frozen peas!

My goldfish enjoy zucchini quite a lot, and the pleco is going completely crazy about it Wink So you could try boiling a few slices of that for the fish and see if they like it Smiley It's pretty soft so it might be tasty!
Mine really don't care for lettuce either, and I haven't even tried broccoli since it might make a mess.

I feed them dried seaweed pretty regularly as vegetables, you might want to try! Here are some pictures of the packages Smiley
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