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OrandaLover
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My New Goldfish!
« on: August 16, 2010, 08:37:26 AM »

I've been keeping freshwater tropical fish for about 7 years, and I decided to try some goldfish. I bought them with my dad yesterday!

When we came home, I put their bag on the counter and went to freeze frozen food for my other tropical fish, when I heard a huge *BAM!*  Shocked It was so scary. I didn't know what it was, but when I turned around, turns out the fish's bag had fallen onto the floor! I was panicking big time, but thankfully I got them into the tank within a minute. They're fine now, happily chasing each other around. I fed them frozen bloodworms ( I thawed them! ) and Goldfish pellets. Is that a good mix of food for them?

Take a look at how they're doing in these pictures:

1.) unnamed
2.) Pebbles
3.) Batal
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Re: My New Goldfish!
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, 03:39:00 AM »

It's a really good mix of food for them! But since you have fancy goldfish, you need to feed them some vegetables now and then Smiley Frozen peas (that you thaw and pop out of their shells) are great! They're easy to get, and easy to feed to your fish Smiley You could try sliced cucumber and some lettuce too!
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Re: My New Goldfish!
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2010, 10:09:47 AM »

Alright, thanks! I tried some peas today - Batal is in love with them!
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Re: My New Goldfish!
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2010, 03:16:34 AM »

So are my fish! It's so cute that all of them go treasure hunting on the bottom as soon as they see some green pieces falling down Wink
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2010, 09:12:18 AM »

I know - I don't know if it's all goldfish but mine can have been just a teeny bit picky about which parts of the pea they eat! I always de-shell the peas, but they always leave half of the outside of the de-shelled pea uneaten - weird
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Re: My New Goldfish!
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2010, 11:46:59 AM »

I just bought my two fantail goldfish but i have just been feeding them goldfish flakes. I think i might try the peas or veggies. Are you suppose to de-shell the peas or just pop them before you put them in??
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« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2010, 02:13:31 PM »

goldfishluver: You have to remove the outer shell of the peas, the fish would have problems eating them otherwise. And you can do that by just squeezing them and the pea will come out on it's own!
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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2010, 03:43:43 PM »

Yes, also you can try broccoli, zucchini, cucumber, orange pulp, strawberries and watermelon.
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Re: My New Goldfish!
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2010, 11:03:51 AM »

Frozen foods are pretty good for them as well
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2010, 12:16:32 PM »

Ours like leaf lettuce and salad greens, especially spinich.  They eat cucumber slices, but just eat the soft middle out. Wink
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« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2010, 04:44:43 AM »

Spinach is actually not a very good thing to feed goldfish! It's interfering with their absorption of nutrients, because its chemical make-up is different from aquatic plants~ So rather avoid that and feed them some lettuce instead ;>
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« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2010, 09:30:32 PM »

Wow, didn't know that about spinach - I'll keep that in mind. Thanks, Nossie!
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« Reply #12 on: August 22, 2010, 04:41:17 AM »

Anytime Smiley But really, if you'd feed spinach only once a week or something and not feed them anything else for a while, I bet it won't be a problem! Because spinach is very nutritious otherwise Wink
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Re: My New Goldfish!
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2010, 11:07:56 AM »

My frozen food I feed my fish contains spinach.
They love it.  It's for all aquatic fish and reptiles too.
My sister feeds it to her turtle too. Cheesy
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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2010, 12:08:16 PM »

Zucchini makes a good fish food/toy.  We put some slices (sliced longways) into the tank to just float, and the fish would chase them around.  Every time they nibbled, they would push the slice a little, and the chase would be on again. Smiley
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Re: My New Goldfish!
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2010, 01:10:17 PM »

Cool! So maybe it makes such a small difference that it simply doesn't matter for the fishes' nutritional requirements d:
I wouldn't know! I don't know if I mentioned it, but I read it in a rather new book I've got d:

BUT, I noticed that many fish keepers have very different feeding preferences. For example, I've read a text by one who wouldn't ever feed any live foods to his fish because he worries about disease. And I, myself really like the idea of feeding them to my fish, I feel like it's healthier and more natural Smiley I wouldn't like to eat canned food all the time myself for instance!
The same guy is also against live plants and most kinds of rocks... and also gravel, so I wonder what he puts into his tanks o_O
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2010, 06:23:58 AM »

Yeah that guy is a strange one.  I'd love to see his tank set up too.
Well anyway I've read some very strange feeding ideas too!

for instance Baked beans was recommended...I just couldn't bring myself to feed my fish baked beans!!! LOL! Cheesy
And another one hard cooked eggs!!  I would think that eggs would foul up the water terribly. Undecided
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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2010, 09:44:54 AM »

can goldfish even eat eggs?
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« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2010, 11:46:11 AM »

Yeah I guess so and some breeders mix egg yolk hard boiled, with water to feed baby fry.
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« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2010, 07:30:54 PM »

weird. Never heard of that, but oh well, there's a first time for everything!  Wink
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« Reply #20 on: October 21, 2010, 11:04:11 AM »

I understand egg yolk, but... umm... whole eggs? Naah... Feel like the rubberish texture would be hard to chew through d:
I also heard that someone was feeding them fish cooked rice, spaghetti and also liverwurst o.o They made a gel food out of it... *shrug*

There were times when people were buying ant eggs as staple food for goldfish Grin
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« Reply #21 on: October 21, 2010, 11:24:15 AM »

YEAH, I suppose there was a time when goldfish food was not available and so I guess table scraps and any bugs caught might have been a staple fish food source. Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: October 21, 2010, 07:20:13 PM »

at least they kept the goldfish alive then... i hope  Shocked
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« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2010, 10:10:29 AM »

They were usually kept in rather small setups, or big ponds, so I do believe they were doing fine Smiley Not as healthy as today though with all the über food and filtration for goldies Cheesy
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Re: My New Goldfish!
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2010, 03:37:12 PM »

Yeah, and no water conditioners, pH Up and DOWN, algae control.... and all that...
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Re: My New Goldfish!
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2010, 04:31:05 PM »

but I bet the fish enjoyed some of the more natural foods - even though we can still give those foods nowadays!
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« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2010, 08:59:58 AM »

Most likely Smiley One problem though was that the water couldn't be tested as regularly as today...
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« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2010, 04:46:32 PM »

perhaps the water was much cleaner without all them chemicals added, ar let's say more natural... peoplle bucketing it out of fountains, water holes, etc. No copper pipes and chemicals in it like today....
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« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2010, 05:15:28 PM »

i suppose that's pretty likely
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Re: My New Goldfish!
« Reply #29 on: November 15, 2010, 06:13:21 AM »

My fish likes veggies if they are cut very small.
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